One of the best places for shopping in New Orleans, Louisiana is the Riverwalk Marketplace at 1 Poydras Street. This shopping area is right along the Mississippi River so shoppers can see the old time paddle wheelers as they steam up and down the river. The archways welcome people and the water fountains outside the marketplace cool everyone off with the spray.
Parking is not a concern at the Riverwalk Marketplace as customers have a choice of parking garages. The Hilton Garage, The Whale lot or the International River Center all offer parking for guests of the marketplace. It costs only five dollars if people stay for four hours and purchase ten dollars of merchandise. Parking tickets can be validated at The Body Shop on the first level and at Louisiana Lagniappe & Market on the third level.
Services that the mall provides include: ATM machines, local attraction tickets, lost and found, a welcome center and wheel chair services. There is local jazz played to further the feel of New Orleans and visitors to the Riverwalk can see the Cooking school and Southern Food and Beverage Museum. The hours of the Riverwalk are Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm and Sunday from 12:00 pm to 6:00pm.
Stores that call Riverwalk Marketplace home are: A Simpler Time, Accessory Lady of New Orleans, Aerosoles, Mardi Gras Madness, Mardi Paws, Aldo Shoes, Maxi, Allure of Amber, Ann Taylor Loft, Avalon Spa and Nails, Bayou Bangles, Miliani Sunwear, Bayou Riders, Mobile Concessions, Bermuda Bay, Mulan, Bico Australia, New Orleans Chair Massage, Brookstone, New Orleans Visitor Center, Camera Etc., Nine West, Cap Land Embroidery, Nola Tee's, Cellular Essentials, Only in New Orleans, Chico's, Orleans Cajun Ornaments, Clarks Company, Countryside, Perfumania, Cravatta UOMO, Reddish Blink, Destination New Orleans, Relax Center, Dollar Days, Retro Road Trip, EB Games, Elegant Illusions, Riverstone Gallery, Fancy Ladies, Rubenia's Gifts, Fashion Glass Design, Secrets, Fleur D' Orleans, Sessi, Foot Locker, Silver Salon, Foto Fantasy, Simply New Orleans, Gap, Sit Back and Relax, Gap Kids, Gifts Amazon, Sports Avenue, Glamorize It, Got It, Street Scene, Greek Designs and The Body Shop.
Don't' think that this is all the marketplace has as the list continues: Gumbo Kids, The Fragrance Shop, House of Masks & Gifts, The Kite Store, Jazzin On The River, The Tepee, The Walking Company, Kitchens, LaVanti, U Name It, Local Charm, UR Sunglasses I, Loiusiana Lagniappe Market & Gallery, UR Sunglasses II, Louisiana Tax Free Shopping, Victorian Lace, Luggage Depot, Winter Blues, Magnet Mania and You Go Girl.
If hunger strikes there are plenty of restaurants in the Riverwalk Marketplace such as: Luciano Pizzeria, Vito's Pasta & Seafood, T-Tor's Cajun Boats, Kanno Express, The Fudgery, Haagen Dazs, Steak Escape, Famous Wok, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Riverside Internet Caf,, Crazy Lobster, Pretzel Twister, Paradise Island Bar, Caf, Du Monde, New Orleans Style Gourmet Nuts, C. Cajun Chicken, New Orleans Original Daiquiris, Mike Anderson's Seafood, Messina's Seafood & Po-Boys, Messina's Cajun Cooking, and Margarita Mardi Gras.