Algiers Point: The Best of Urban and Rural
Algiers Point is unique, even by New Orleans standards. Located on the curve in the Mississippi River that makes New Orleans the "Crescent City," Algiers Point offers the extremely rare combination of a quiet, historic, residential neighborhood, while simultaneously offering immediate pedestrian access to downtown New Orleans via the ferry. When viewed from the new paved levee bike and pedestrian path, Algiers Point boasts unrivaled views of both the French Quarter and the CBD. The Mississippi River batture (the land between the levee and the River), affectionately known to locals as the "Algiers Point Beach," offers a tremendous park-like setting, where weekly live music concerts in the summer take place. With a backdrop of the New Orleans skyline at twilight, these evening concerts draw huge crowds of neighbors and visitors from all over the region. In addition to the multiple miles of the paved levee path and the batture, Algiers Point offers multiple pocket parks, which provide playspace for the neighborhood children, social areas for families and neighbors to gather, and a sense of small town Americana... all just a five minute ferry ride from the French Quarter and Central Business District.
The paved levee bike and pedestrian path runs from the Gretna Ferry Landing, through Algiers Point and neighboring Federal City, all the way to the Chalmette Ferry. With over eight miles of contiguous paved paths, and glorious views of downtown New Orleans, nearby neighborhoods, and huge ocean-going vessels from around the world, the levee is a popular place for residents, visitors, and our Federal City neighbors (Marine Forces Reserve and Coast Guard Sector HQ New Orleans) to take a stroll, go for an extended bike ride, or jog. The levee and neighboring batture offer the very best views for the New Year's Eve and Fourth of July fireworks display, as well as a tremendous location for our weekly summer live music concert series, Wednesdays on the Point