The neighborhood is made up of stately houses along Canal Street and quirky and cute bungalows down side streets. There are a number of great restaurants — such as Parkway Bakery & Tavern, home of one of the best po’ boy sandwiches in town — as well as a set of fantastic museums, such as the Louisiana Children’s Museum and the New Orleans Museum of Art. City Park, a huge swath of green that is an oasis of tranquility, can also be found here.
Best places to stay in Mid-City:
India House Hostel — This budget-minded hostel smack in the center of Mid-City has male-only, female-only, and mixed dorm rooms. Bunks don’t have privacy dividers but the mattresses are comfortable. In addition to the usual hostel amenities, such as a nice common space and kitchen, India House also has a swimming pool.
Lucky Inn — Quirky and bohemian in spirit, the Lucky Inn is a small boutique hotel with a lot of style and personality. It has spacious king-sized bedrooms fit for the whole family.
Inn at the Old Jail — As the name suggests, the landmark Victorian building was an actual jail in 1902 and then became a library before being transformed into a comfortable and spacious hotel. Each room is a suite, so there is room for the whole family.