old jazz statue of man playing trumpet on algiers point

Local Attractions

Federal City Inn & Suites issues a challenge to each of its guests: discover all that New Orleans has to offer. Believe us, that’s easier said than done. After all, New Orleans is one of the most happening cities in the United States.

Located just across the mighty Mississippi River, Federal City Inn & Suites is close to it all. The Big Easy is a city steeped in history. Neighborhoods like the Garden District and the French Quarter serve as a window to times gone by.

But New Orleans is also unshakeably modern. Discover nightlife unlike anywhere else in the country on Bourbon Street. Dive into the Aquarium of the Americas and IMAX Theatre. Explore the many things to do in New Orleans with kids, like the Audubon Zoo and Insectarium or the Louisiana Children’s Museum.

Embarking on a cruise? Our hotel is just a few miles from the storied Port of New Orleans. Guests of Federal City Inn & Suites are welcome to park their car at the hotel for the duration of their cruise, included at no additional charge with pre- and post-cruise stays.

At Federal City Inn & Suites, you’ll also encounter the New Orleans attractions most other tourists won’t know to consider. Our hotel is situated on New Orleans’ West Bank, allowing guests to see the city from a new point of view and discover the quirky character of our corner of the city.

Algiers Point

New Orleans’ second oldest neighborhood, Algiers Point, is populated with local businesses, cafes, pubs and galleries. This quiet neighborhood offers venues to enjoy delicious food, live music and the beautiful views of the city skyline and the Mississippi River.

For more information, please visit the attraction’s website.

Algiers Ferry

The Algiers Ferry, which has been in operation since 1827, transports passengers from Algiers Point across the Mississippi River to the foot of Canal Street – right next to the Aquarium of the Americas. The ride is for pedestrians and bikers only and costs $2. Those traveling by car may park in the in one of the nearby lots for a fee.

For more information and the ferry’s hours of service, please visit the attraction’s website.

riverside dock overlooking downtown new orleans

Jazz Walk of Fame

Once at “The Point,” after exiting the ferry landing, you’ll encounter a large statue of Louis Armstrong and the National Park Service Jazz Walk of Fame, where you can dial in or download a self-guided audio tour about the famous jazz musicians that called New Orleans home, prominently featured along this short walk on the levee. The Mississippi River Trail levee around Algiers Point has paved lanes for joggers and bicyclists, and is one of the most perfect spots for a picnic in all of the city.

For more information on the Jazz Walk, please visit the attraction’s brochure site.

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