River Walk is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near New Orleans, LA that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and road biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
This area along the riverfront was long devoted to shipping, was used as part of the 1984 World's Fair. After the fair, this section was redeveloped into the "Riverwalk," an upscale mall intended to attract both tourists and locals. The Riverwalk is also known as "Moon Walk." In 1976 when a promenade was constructed along the Mississippi river, which once again made the riverfront accessible from the French Quarter. The project was named for mayor Maurice "Moon" Landrieu, during whose tenure the promenade was built. Despite still being separated from the city by a concrete flood barrier, parking Street Musician on the Moon Walk in New Orleans Street musician lots and train rails, the promenade is a great spot where visitors can walk right near the mighty Mississippi river. It's become a popular place for visitors who come here to enjoy the view and escape the humidity of the city; thanks to a constant breeze the air feels a lot fresher and cooler here. You can rest on one of the many iron benches while people watching or boat spotting. The port of New Orleans is one of the largest in the US and the Mississippi is heavily trafficked with all kind of vessels ranging from historic paddle steamers to huge container ships and cruise ships. The Moon Walk is also a popular place for street performers and chances are you'll see jazz musicians playing in return for some donations.
Nice place to get out of the heat and enjoy views of the Mississippi River.
Spent a few hours on the walk. Enjoyed the sights and sounds.
A fine way to see part of the city
It's a perfect way to start your morning. The views, the shopping stores and in addition the joggers, families on vacation, bikers, musicians makes it an interesting and pleasant experience. Note: if you follow the red bricks all the way, you'll end up at Jackson Square. It's the most important and significant place because it's a historical monument and a major node, the hub of the City. If you didn't see Jackson Square, you'll totally regret it. If you did go to the Square reward yourself with a cup of Au Lait with a few Beignets at Cafe du Monde. Because if you didn't have a Beignet ! then you totally missed out what New Orleans was about. They'll have to refuse you boarding the plane at the airport and order you to return to Café du Monde to have a Beignet, just kidding, it's their famous joke! :)