Rathbone Mansions
Historic New Orleans Hotel, Steps From the French Quarter

Insiders Guide of things to do, eats and drinks in New Orleans

Rathbone Mansions Insiders Guide

With its unique, vibrant history, award winning chefs, craft cocktail bars, and party atmosphere, there's no wonder NOLA is consistently ranked one of the best cities to visit. We've got you covered with insiders' tips on the best places to visit, eat and drink during your stay. Click through our blog for suggestions, current events and truly experience New Orleans like a local.

New Orleans has a unique, vibrant history, award winning chefs, craft cocktails galore, and a low-key, Southern fun atmosphere. There's no wonder NOLA is consistently ranked one of the best US cities to visit.  We've got you covered with tips on locals' favorite spots to check out during your stay. Scroll through our blog for suggestions, current events and truly experience New Orleans like a local.



Getting around New Orleans

If you have any questions or would like additional information do not hesitate to call us at the front desk at 504-309-4479 or send us an email to: info@rathbonemansions.com. We're happy to help!

Airport Shuttle:

This is the official transportation company providing shuttle service for the city of New Orleans to and from the airport.  Upon arrival at the airport, guests can purchase tickets for $20 one way or $38 round trip per person.  Children under 6 are free. The first 3 bags per passenger are free. It departs every 10 minutes from airport. Please call 504-596-2699 for more information.


One or two passengers from the airport is $33. For 3 or more passengers the fare is $14 per passenger, not to exceed 5 people. Taxicab Bureau: 504-658-7102

Regional Transit Authority (RTA) App:

RTA New Orleans has recently launched the new gomobile ticketing application. This mobile app is a convenient way for locals and tourists alike to get around our city by using buses, streetcars and ferries. By using the mobile app, you can read system maps and schedules, find out when the next bus or streetcar is scheduled to arrive, and learn which RTA stops are closest to your current location! Spread the good news! Find out more about this transit advantage by visiting the RTA website.


Ride through the Crescent City on a national historic landmark that only costs $1.25. You can also purchase a Jazzy Pass which entitles the bearer to unlimited rides on all streetcars and bus lines. A 1-Day Jazzy Pass can be purchased from the bus or streetcar operator when you board. Only cash is accepted. The 1-day and 3-day Jazzy Passes are available from Walgreens Stores in New Orleans, various other stores and online. To purchase Jazzy Passes online or for a list of other retail outlets, please click here or download RTA's smartphone app here to download passes onto your phone. Jazzy Passes cost $3 for 1-day and $9 for 3-days. Streetcars have been rumbling along St. Charles Avenue for more than 165 years. Thousands of residents commute to work on the olive-green electric cars every day. 

Riverfront Streetcar:

For $1.25, you can ride the traditional green or newer red streetcars. The two-mile route includes stops at all the right places: the Convention Center at Julia Street, Riverwalk, the Aquarium of the Americas, the French Market and the Old Mint on Esplanade. Operates 7 days a week, 6 a.m.-11:30 p.m. 

Canal/Carrollton Streetcar:

The "newest" re-established streetcar line in New Orleans runs the length of Canal Street. This is the original "Cemeteries" line, which runs from the Mississippi River to the cemeteries located at the Mid-City end of Canal Street. Along the line there is a Carrollton Spur, which will take you to beautiful City Park, home of the New Orleans Museum of Art and the New Orleans Botanical Gardens. This stop is also within walking distance to the Fairgrounds Race Course, where the world-famous New Orleans Jazz Festival takes place every April-May. The Cemetery Branch operates 5 a.m.-3:30 a.m. The City Park / Museum Branch operates 6:15 a.m.-1:20 a.m. 

St. Charles Streetcar:

This line is open around the clock with less frequent service in the evening and early-morning hours. Stops along St. Charles and Carondelet Streets. Travels from the edge of the French Quarter all the way down beautiful St. Charles Avenue. The views of historic architecture beneath the shade of massive, ancient live oaks convey so much of New Orleans' charm and character. The line passes by celebrated restaurants, shops and hotels; some destinations include the Garden District, Audubon Park, Audubon Zoo and Tulane and Loyola Universities. 


The premier pedicab company operating in a bicycle-friendly New Orleans. Pedicabs are a new, green form of transportation to recently hit the streets of New Orleans. Eco-friendly, efficient and fun, a pedicab is a great way to get across the Quarter, go to and from your hotel, avoid traffic and parking frustrations, or just pop across town in style and comfort.  Call 504-274-1300 to ride now!