Major Hunting Grounds
Julia Street -- Many of the city’s best contemporary art galleries (many listed under “Art Galleries”) line Julia Street from Camp Street to the river. The quality of local talent exhibited here—among both creators and curators—is quite astounding.
Magazine Street -- The Garden District’s premier shopping drag, 6 miles of antiques, boutiques, galleries, and all manner of restaurants in 19th-century brick storefronts and quaint cottage-like buildings, from Washington Street to Audubon Park. Prime sections are, roughly, the 3700 to 4300 blocks (with the odd block or so of nothing); 1900 to 2100; and 5400 to 5700 blocks. Download or pick up a copy of “Magazine Street Shoppers’ Guide” for a free store list and map. www.magazinestreet.com. A car or JazzyPass will help you traverse the avenue.
Riverbend, MAPLE & Oak Street -- To reach these fetching Carrollton area shops, ride the St. Charles Avenue streetcar to stop no. 44, then walk a block down Maple Street. There, Maple Street Book Store, upscale boutique Angelique, and delectable po’ boy shop The Sammich inhabit several renovated old buildings. Four blocks up Dublin Street is the happening Oak Street shopping and dining district. Check out the excellent Blue Cypress Books, local goods from Detour, and weird and wacky Rabbit Ears gallery. For refreshments, try famed restaurant Jacque-Imo’s and the Plum Street Snoball stand a block away.
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