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Moon Walk

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Moon Walk, New Orleans LA

Description

At the foot of Canal Street, you can stroll along the levee beside the brown Mississippi River, enjoying cool breezes off the water. There isn't any shade but there are great views of the Crescent City Bridge. This pedestrian promenade is called Moon Walk, and occasionally street musicians will entertain you as you walk along. You can walk to the French Quarter from here, crossing the slightly elevated flood barrier and the streetcar rails and parking lots. Without Moon Walk, the river would not be accessible from the French Quarter. Check out the steamboats going by, as well as cruise ships and huge container ships. Also, enjoy the many statues along this pleasant walkway. It's nice to have a picnic on top of the grassy hill that is Woldenberg Park. This is the setting for many of the city's festivals and also a prime viewing spot for the July 4 fireworks.
Aquarium of the Americas is located on the Moon Walk. Do not miss the hurricane IMAX show here!You can take a two-hour Jazz cruise along the river on the Steamboat Natchez. The ticket office is on Toulouse Street behind Woldenberg Park.

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Monument to the Immigrant statue at Woldenberg Park on the Moonwalk.
Monument to the Immigrant statue at Woldenberg Park on the Moonwalk.
People stroll along Moonwalk on a summer day.
People stroll along Moonwalk on a summer day.
Sculptures and benches on the Moonwalk, outside the aquarium.
Sculptures and benches on the Moonwalk, outside the aquarium.
Moonwalk, outside the Aquarium of the Americas.
Moonwalk, outside the Aquarium of the Americas.
   

Directions

Moon Walk extends for a mile from the foot of Canal street outside the Aquarium of the Americas, north past Woldenberg Park, to the riverfront area in front of Jackson Square where the tourist office is located. In other words, Moon Walk is on the river from the foot of Canal Street to the foot of St. Philip St.

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Last Updated Fri, 10 Jul 2015 19:53:41 GMT