“Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.”
The settlement of the Gentilly area dates back to the early 20th Century, including Pontchartrain Park, one of the first African-American suburbs in the United States. For some quality tee time, hit the Joseph Bartholomew Golf Course, named for the African-American pro golfer who designed it. Three universities are located here: Dillard University, Southern University at New Orleans and The University of New Orleans. If you're in town the last weekend of May, don't miss the three-day Greek Festival, located on the corner of Robert E. Lee Blvd. and St. Bernard Ave, just past City Park.