I stayed at the historic River Guesthouse April 28 through May 6, 2012 and am delighted that I did. What a find! It was my first visit to Old Algiers Point, where the River Guesthouse is situated right on the Mississippi River, a picturesque and convenient ferry ride across the river from New Orleans’ French Quarter! It’s a charming walk... More
Sitting pretty across the Mississippi River from the rambunctious French Quarter, the Crescent City’s second oldest neighborhood is as historic and as scenic as any – just a lot less showy about it. With its numerous 19th and early 20th century homes and plentiful parks and riverside green space for cycling and walking, subdued and low key Algiers yields the best views of New Orleans and offers a quiet haven from the hustle and bustle in other parts of town. Most of the area’s activity, for visitors anyway, takes place at Algiers Point where the famous Canal Street / Algiers Ferry has been the main attraction since 1827 and is still giving folks one of the best rides in town at very affordable rates. Restaurants, bars and music venues here all but guarantee the utmost of authentic experiences sans any hype or high prices.