29. New Orleans Arts District
Location: New Orleans
Notable Businesses: Contemporary Arts Center, Emeril's, The Hotel Modern New Orleans
Everyone knows about the French Quarter and Garden District, but the historic Arts District is full of restaurants, art galleries, and amazing museums. Formerly known as the Warehouse District, the neighborhood was booming before being abandoned and then coming back to life. What originated as an industrial area was referred to as the "SoHo of the South" thanks to the Contemporary Arts Center, which gave the art community in New Orleans a huge push. That was bolstered by the opening of several warehouses and galleries, many of which are located on Julia Street.