When it comes to New Orleans, Louisiana, there are thousands of things to do, especially if you visit during Mardis Gras.
One of our favorite gems of the city has to be Magazine Street! It is quaint and cute and full of 100's of shops and restaurants!
If you are using public transport you can hop on the 11 bus on Magazine Street right off of Canal Street. If you take the bus down to the Milan or the stop right after you can get out and start walking back towards Canal Street. I know it sounds odd but I promise it gives you the best clumping of stores. (Fun fact! If you take the 11 bus even further you can get to the Audubon Zoo and Park)
The vibe of the area is very friendly and welcoming. It is definitely a spot shared by both tourist and locals. You can basically find whatever you could possibly want on Magazine Street, from coffee shops to thrift stores, antique shops to fine dinning, fast food to book stores! It is just so eclectic.
We stepped into almost all the thrift stores including the Buffalo Exchange and The Funky Monkey We decided to grab a quick bite to eat at Izzo, which is known for their giant burritos, but let me tell you it was difficult to choose a single place to eat! Magazine Street is very vegan- friendly.
After a few hours strolling the streets and window shopping, we decided to hike back towards the River Walk. The best thing is that there is always an 11 bus running both ways, so whether or not you want to go deeper down Magazine Street towards the Zoo or make your way back up towards Canal Street where you can get to all the bars the public transportation, it is both easy and convenient! Of course, make sure you are checking for bus times and any changes made to the routes (that's just a good tip for traveling in general).
So next time you find yourself in New Orleans, make sure you make time to stroll down Magazine Street and let us know your favorite store or restaurant! We might just have to go back again if we missed out, but until then...