New Orleans Car Insurance

Auto Insurance And New Orleans

The "Crescent City" is nearly surrounded by water, yet the city is actually below sea level. As a result, residents of New Orleans experience regular flooding all over the city. This not only affects homes and buildings, but cars too. That's why if you live in The Big Easy, it's important to have the right auto insurance to protect you and your vehicle. GEICO works hard to offer great car insurance rates in the Greater New Orleans area, so get your free New Orleans auto insurance quote today.

Driving in New Orleans—What You Should Know

Much of New Orleans was built before cars were invented, so driving your vehicle around town can be tricky. Many locals recommend avoiding the French Quarter, Warehouse District, or Uptown by car because of the narrow streets and rough pavement. Parking in those neighborhoods is also very limited, so be sure to park your car in a designated parking space or parking lot. Once outside of the historic French Quarter, the streets of New Orleans are curvy and disjointed, and many are one-way only with restricted turning lanes.

Getting Around In New Orleans

In most areas of New Orleans, the best way to get around is by using public transportation. Not only will it save you from having to find parking for your vehicle, but it will also help you avoid traffic congestion from the frequent parades around town. For just $1.25, you can ride the city bus or take one of the historic streetcars which travel regularly on Canal Street, St. Charles Street and the Riverfront.

Important Places In New Orleans

New Orleans is home to the French Quarter, housing Bourbon Street and much of the city's nightlife. But no trip to New Orleans would be complete without a stop by Jackson Square on Decatur St. for a view of St. Louis Cathedral and a bite of a world-famous New Orleans beignet. Recent revitalization efforts have turned the Warehouse District into the city's art center, including the Contemporary Arts Center at 900 Camp Street. Much of the city's historic architecture and charm can be found in the south part of the city in the Garden District, just off St. Charles Ave. If shopping is more your style, be sure to visit the New Orleans Riverwalk along the Mississippi River in the Cultural Business District.

Read More About Louisiana Car Insurance

Make sure your auto insurance is up to date before driving around New Orleans. Visit our Louisiana car insurance page to better understand state required coverage limits and teen driving laws. A licensed GEICO representative will always be available to assist you by phone, day or night.