Mardi Gras

There’s no better place to be during the biggest party of the year! Canal Street Inn is located away from the main hustle and bustle, but on the route for the grandest night parade. You’ll have front-row seats to the perfect amount of action.  Check out the Mardi Gras website for parade schedules.


Canal Street Inn offers a great home base from which to enjoy the many varied events of Jazz Fest. We are within walking distance of the fair grounds, one of the largest Jazz Fest venues. Held the last weekend in April and first weekend in May, the Jazz Festival is the second-biggest event in New Orleans, so book early!

City Park

Located in Mid-City, Canal Street Inn is close to the wonderful and expansive City Park, which is home to the New Orleans Museum of Art, the museum’s incomparable sculpture garden, the New Orleans Botanical Gardens, the Bayou Oaks golf course, and much more.

Fairgrounds Race Course

Catch the action at the oldest site of racing in America still in operation. Races are held at this historic Mid-City track from Thanksgiving through March.  Updated schedule of events at Fairgrounds Race Course website.

Pitot House

This Creole country house was once owned by New Orleans’ first American mayor, James Pitot. A beautiful example of Louisiana Colonial architecture, the Pitot House is now a museum featuring Louisiana and American antiques from the early 1800s.

Long Vue House & Gardens

One of the last great houses to be custom-built in America, Long Vue House & Gardens is Classical Revival style mansion surrounded by lush, beautiful gardens to explore.  The house contains original furnishings of English and American antiques; European and Eastern European carpets; Modern and Contemporary art; collections of needlework, chintz, haute couture and ethnic costumes.

Rock ‘n Bowl

Famous for classic bowling lanes, live music, and the city’s greatest Zydeco dancing every Thursday night, Rock ‘n Bowl at Mid-City Lanes is a nearby New Orleans original.

 Woodhouse Day Spa

 Take a stroll a few blocks from the Inn to treat yourself to a few hours or a day of pampering and relaxation at the Woodhouse Day Spa.  Choose from a multitude of options including favorites such as; a classic facial, a volcanic stone massage, or a full body treatment.   If you are short on time, enjoy a simple pedicure or manicure in a relaxing setting.  Woodhouse Day Spa is committed to using organic products, creating a green environment  and supporting products made in the USA.