Flamingos in New Orleans

New Orleans Fairgrounds Triangle

There are plenty of love triangles in New Orleans, too many to list here.  Geographically speaking, there are plenty of New Orleans triangles worth mentioning but we’re only going to talk about one of them today.  It is one of New Orleans’ hottest neighborhoods.  It is the Fairgrounds Triangle.  Ask any realtor.

A New Orleans neghborhood
Another beautiful New Orleans day in the Fairgrounds Triangle.

Of all the many New Orleans triangles, the one I love best is the Fairgrounds Triangle.  I love it more than even the Marigny Triangle.  A lot of people do.

I’m not looking at the map when I give these borders.  I’m doing it off the top of my head.  The Fairgrounds Triangle is bounded by North Broad Avenue between Bayou Road and St. Bernard Avenue, and Gentilly Road.  That pretty much sums it up.


There isn’t much of a story to tell.  It’s a collection of tidy shotgun houses, mostly with some other interesting architecture sprinkled throughout.  You can tell which buildings used to be corner stores, and you can tell which houses have been in the same family, lovingly tended for posterity, for generations.  It’s your typical New Orleans neighborhood except it’s next to the Fairgrounds and that changes everything.  Every neighborhood in New Orleans is unique.

The Fairgrounds Triangle is really a quiet residential neighborhood but it is connected to any service a person may need.  I was going to list them all here but then I figured the list was too long.  If you are visiting New Orleans, you’re not interested in obstetricians, muffler shops, a local radio station, a barber, but you may be interested in two bars, a taco restaurant, a coffee house, and a very nice breakfast place.  There is more.  I don’t want to bore you.  There is also the race track, too.


I took our dog to the Fairgrounds Triangle this morning to walk around.  We don’t normally do this, but we had just picked up some buttermilk drops from the Buttermilk Drop Cafe, so we crossed Broad Street and took a stroll.  The dog loved everything he smelled.

We saw flamingos in front of a pink house:

Flamingos in New Orleans
Flamingos in New Orleans Fairgrounds Triangle.

We saw a cat taking a nap on a front porch:

A cat in the Fairgrounds Triangle
A cat taking a nap in New Orleans’ Fairgrounds Triangle

We saw all sorts of other things, the sorts of things you’ll only see in New Orleans.  You never know what you’ll find when you turn a corner here.

If you are looking for an authentic New Orleans experience, to visit like you belong here, look no further.  You are on the right website.  New Orleans’ Fairgrounds Triangle is just a ten minute walk from our front door.  We love our part of New Orleans.  You will, too.

La Belle Esplanade has only five suites.  We are a tiny craft hotel located off the usual tourist radar in the heart of real New Orleans.  Close to the touristy must-see things, but far enough away to be in a world of our own.  It’s nice here.  Check our calendar to see what we have available.  As the #1-ranked place to stay in New Orleans, according to TripAdvisor since April 2014, we tend to fill up early during busy seasons.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019:   We look forward to meeting you and to sharing our part of New Orleans with you.  Our new airport opens tomorrow!