esplanade esplanade  /ˌɛs plə ˈnɑd/


  • (n) a long stretch of open level ground (paved or grassy) for walking beside the seashore


  1. If guests grow tired of their private pool cabana, there's always the Louis Vuitton, Manolo Blahnik, Cartier, and Chanel boutiques in the shopping esplanade.
  2. Along the esplanade, teenagers jerk and jolt to techno music in an impromptu street rave, while onlookers relax over coffee at sidewalk cafs.
  3. The State Palace is a musty old gem on Canal Street, a crowded esplanade bordering the French Quarter.


  1. Man taken to hospital after motorcycle accident

    Butte CountyA 31-year-old man was taken to the hospital Friday afternoon after hitting a car with his motorcycle on the Esplanade in Chico.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: KRCR TV Redding

  2. Evansville needs some inspiration

    I was strolling Evansville’s esplanade, enjoying a sunny morning sky and taking note of the new Tropicana signs at the casino, when I glanced at Horseshoe Bend ... and thought of Bill Brooks.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Evansville Courier & Press

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  1. "It was great to see them at the finish line," Hingley said. "As we got to the Esplanade the hairs on the back of my neck and arms shot up. It was a real adrenaline rush. I couldn't stop smiling."
    on Aug 5, 2006 By: Anna Hingley Source: Times Online

  2. "We can create a seamless connection of green space from the Public Garden to the Esplanade while improving transportation," Menino told hundreds of executives at the Seaport Hotel. "Think about this for one minute: we can open the riverfront...
    on Mar 7, 2008 By: Thomas Menino Source: Boston Herald

  3. "The Esplanade is actually very strict about having a show ticketed by Sistic," added Lee. "Because you can't just have any old show going on."
    on Jun 3, 2009 By: Dick Lee Source: Channel News Asia

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