Sports & Entertainment
The Whitney Hotel is located less than one mile from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The hotel is within walking distance to all New Orleans Saints football home games, making it the ideal place to stay for football fans.
Smoothie King Center
The Smoothie King Center is an entertainment and event venue home to the NBA's New Orleans Pelicans.
Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots
This race course provides horse racing and gaming excitement and is the home of the Louisiana Derby.
Arts and Cultural
This revitalized historic district is located adjacent to the Central Business District and features some of the city's best museums, art galleries and restaurants. The area was established to store grains, coffee, sugar and produce shipped to the Port of New Orleans.
With balconies and wrought-iron railings much like those seen in Paris, New Orlean's French Quarter is the oldest part of the city with numerous restaurants, antique shops, museums, bars and nightclubs.
New Orleans Museum of Art
Located in City Park, this collection of artwork features pieces from France, America, Africa and Japan as well as works in photography, glass and sculpture.
Points of Interest
The Joy Theater
The Joy Theater was once one of four original movie theaters to grace downtown New Orleans. Today, the Joy Theater provides first class entertainment to a wide variety of audiences.
Mardi Gras World
An all-access Mardi Gras tour that winds through a massive studio where magnificent Mardi Gras floats are built from the ground up and includes the history of this unique and festive tradition to get a deeper understanding of the real Mardi Gras.
This historic park in the French Quarter is surrounded by 18th century architecture and has been the focal point of the city since its inception.
Running thirteen blocks from Canal Street to Esplanade Avenue, this street runs through the heart of the French Quarter and is infamous for its bars, strip clubs and wild nightlife.
One of the best-preserved collections of historic Southern architecture, this residential area is full of massive mansions and opulent 19th century properties.
St. Charles Streetcar Line
Just a short walk from the hotel, the St. Charles Streetcar line is the oldest continuously operating streetcar line in the world. It connects uptown New Orleans with downtown via St. Charles Avenue and has been in operation since 1835.
Located across the street at the Pan American Life Center at 601 Poydras St.
Roux on Orleans
Creole restaurant located at our sister hotel, the Bourbon Orleans Hotel. Restaurant is open daily for breakfast and dinner.
The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk
The nation's first upscale outlet center in a downtown setting is home to over 75 stores and restaurants on the Mississippi Riverfront. The Whitney Hotel is located within minutes of this premiere shopping destination.
The Shops at Canal Place
The only mall in New Orleans, The Shops features retail rendezvous for fashion, jewelry, shoes and accessories and is located at the foot of Canal Street.
- Children’s Hospital
- Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
- Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base
- Tulane Medical Center
- Tulane University
- Xavier University
- Loyola University
- Dillard University
- University of New Orleans