Julia Row used to be ramshackle. After the 1984 World's Fair, it became part of the Historic Warehouse District renovation and today houses top restaurants like Emeril's and a plethora of terrific art galleries. It is pleasant to walk and convenient to reach. It lies within walking distance of all kinds of cafes and restaurants.
Compared to the more evocative monikers of some other parts of New Orleans, the downtown’s humdrum title might suggest that this area is all about business and little else. But don’t let the bland name keep you away from the Central Business District. The CBD offers a wide range of fun things to do that would be touted as exceptional in less jubilant corners of the world. Bordered by the French Quarter, the Arts District and Tremé, with the river at its eastern extreme, this hub for sports, gaming, shopping, theatre, family-friendly activities, and amazing regional cuisine makes a smart base wherever your interests lie.