is one of the most scenic and visited cities in the
country. Prior to Hurricane Katrina in 2005 New Orleans had a
population of 500,000. Now the Population is about 350,000. New Orleans
is located between Lake Pontchartrain and the Mississippi River. It is
near the mouth of the Mississippi River and serves as a Gulf port city.
The city's most visited area, the French Quarter was not affected much
by the hurricane. Famous Royal and Bourbon Streets are located in the
French Quarter and your dog is usually very welcome in this section of
town. The waterfront, the Garden District and Downtown are also near
the French Quarter and encompass the majority of tourist attractions in
The Loews New Orleans Hotel is probably the most dog-friendly
hotel in the City of New Orleans
. Located at 300 Poydras Street,
three blocks from the French Quarter and across from the Harrah's
Casino this dog-friendly hotel offers a VIP Pet Program including room
service, dog dishes, beds and treats. They also offer pet-sitting.
Also very pet-friendly is the Sheraton New Orleans at 500 Canal
Street and next to the French Quarter. The Hotel Monteleone at 214
Royal Street is in the heart of the French Quarter and fits in with the
Quarter's architecture. For pet-friendly B&Bs try the Creole
Gardens Guesthouse at 1415 Prytania Street and the Elysian Fields Inn
at 930 Elysian Fields. If you are looking for an extended stay
hotel for a long stay in a larger suite in New Orleans with your dog
try the Residence Inn at 345 St. Joseph at the Convention Center.
There are also a number of dog-friendly
vacation home rentals
in New Orleans.
There are a number of dog-friendly
attractions in New Orleans
. For a view of the city from the river
take the Algiers Ferry which has been operating since the early 1800s.
Leashed dogs can stay on the deck with you or in your vehicle. Once at
Algiers Point you can walk the famous Jazz Walk of Fame. In the
famed French Quarter you and your dog can take the mule and horse buggy
rides that start at Jackson Square. You will receive a tour explaining
key sites and historic information. Or take the Haunted History Tours
or the Historic New Orleans Walking Tours. Most visitors will
want to spend some time just walking the French Quarter and look for
shops and cafes. People traveling with dogs are no exception. You may
also want to walk the Garden District which offers large southern homes
with trees and gardens throughout.
There are many dog-friendly
restaurants in New Orleans
. In the French Quarter the Cafe Amelie
offers fabulous courtyard dining at 912 Royal Street. The patio at the
Bulldog Pub at 3236 Magazine Street offers beer on tap and sidewalk and
courtyard seating. There are also other dog-friendly Bulldog Pubs in
the city. For a dog-friendly bar where dogs are allowed inside as
well as at the outdoor seats there is Claire's Pour House at 233
Decatur Street. For seafood try Poppy's Crazy Lobster at the
port. For other choices see DogFriendly.com's
There are many places to
walk your dog in New Orleans
. In the French Quarter you can walk
your leashed dog at Jackson Square. The waterfront has miles of
sidewalks along the Mississippi that you can walk and enjoy scenic
views of the city and river. For more hiking a bit out of town as well
as dog-friendly camping try the St. Bernard State Park. Just downriver
from New Orleans, the park of wetlands and woodlands has trails and
several man made lagoons.
Near New Orleans you can also visit nearby Baton
, the Louisiana State Capital.