The Area: New Orleans’ Uptown
Southern Comfort Bed and Breakfast resides in the midst of the New Orleans Uptown neighborhood, and offers lodging near Tulane and Loyola Universities. The neighborhood is full of great food, shopping, friendly people, and unique experiences.
The Land of The Bouligny Plantation
The area upriver from the French Quarter was once the land of 400 plantations that extended to Baton Rouge. The area is actually a collection of neighborhoods with some of the most architecturally diverse architecture in our country. Our inn was built on the land of the Bouligny Plantation; one of our rooms is named in honor of this history.
Take a Ride Through History on the St. Charles Avenue Streetcar Line
The famous St. Charles Avenue, within two blocks of our door, is home to the St. Charles Avenue Streetcar line and is a ride through history. Hop on the streetcar heading to the Carrollton Neighborhood and view the grand homes of the avenue nestled amongst 200-year-old live oaks. Jump off at Audubon Park and take a stroll under the gracious oaks past the Audubon Zoo, one of our nation’s best, to Butterfly Park and watch the mighty Mississippi float by.
Get Your Jazz fill at the Tulane’s Campus Jones Hall Jazz Archive
Tulane and Loyola Universities are directly across from Audubon Park. Stroll through Tulane’s campus and visit the Jazz Archive in Jones Hall. Jazz fans will find a display of photographs and artifacts, plus audio interviews with historic jazz musicians. Hop back on the streetcar and head downtown to the historical Garden District Neighborhood.
Take a Glimpse Into the Grand and Wealthy Life of Long Ago
The Garden District area was first settled by the Americans in 1803 after the Louisiana Purchase. During this era, New Orleans was one of America’s richest cities as they invented the cotton gin and also learned to granulate sugar, which resulted in these two crops becoming the south’s most important agricultural products. Area crop plantations cultivated the grand and genteel life for which Louisiana is historically known. That life is reflected in the area’s gorgeous homes, and you may encounter some historic markers here and there that will help you discover this history. Interested in more modern pastimes? Head over to Magazine Street where you can browse an exciting collection of antique shops, offbeat clothing shops, fine boutiques, art galleries, restaurants and much, much more.
Our Uptown location puts you in a great place from which to explore New Orleans, either by streetcar or foot. Whether you choose to go east 3 miles to the French Quarter or west to the Audubon Park, the colleges, or other points of interest, our central location lets you easiliy return for an afternoon rest, maybe do some planning, change into different attire… whatever you might want before continuing your day into the evening.