New Orleans history infiltrates everything around and its town squares are no different. These squares pay homage to some of America’s greatest leaders and they celebrate the cultural influences of the Spanish, French, and Italian. This nice spring weather is a great time to hop in your Hyundai and check some of these squares out.
Champions Square is a one-block section of LaSalle Street that has become a place for Saints fans to party and cheer on the home team. Up to 8,000 people can comfortably hang out in Champions Square and it has plenty of nearby parking. The square features live entertainment, street vendors, and food from New Orleans’ favorite restaurants. Among the food vendors are Red Fish Grill, Drago’s, Acme Oyster House, and Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse. The square is named for its Wall of Champions, which is a wall featuring 30-foot photos of individual champions and teams from the city.
Congo Square is located in Louis Armstrong Park in the historic Tremé neighborhood. It’s actually an open space where slaves used to gather for meetings and markets. The square also served as a place where African Americans practiced African dance and drumming that would later shape the jazz movement. Congo Square still serves as a gathering place for voodoo rituals. Due to its rich history, it’s definitely an interesting place to visit. Stop by to check it out at least once.
Fulton Street Square
Fulton Street Square is located in the central business district of New Orleans. While it doesn’t offer much history, it does offer a great way to spend a nice spring day. Fulton Street Square features chic restaurants, high-end retail establishments, and great music clubs. The square is pedestrian only and it offers plenty to do for a fun day or night out.
Lafayette Square was named so after Lafayette’s visit to New Orleans in 1825. This square has been the site of many inaugurations, and it is a favorite spot for yearly jazz concerts and school band festivals.
Springtime is an excellent time to get outside and soak up some history or spend a day eating and shopping at some of these town squares. While you’re out and about, come see us at Ray Brandt Hyundai.