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Garden District, New Orleans
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Noted for its well-preserved antebellum private mansions and meticulously manicured gardens, Garden District serves as a reminder of the city's golden years of prosperity. You can take a guided walking tour of this photogenic neighborhood, where residents take great pride in their well-cared-for properties. Some mansions even open their doors for special-event tours, allowing visitors a quick peek at their English-style gardens. Originally laid out in the 1820s, the neighborhood first attracted "new money" residents looking to outshine one another by building and continuously expanding their Greek Revival houses. Visit the neighborhood's lower district where you can explore trendy boutiques, bars, and restaurants. Put Garden District on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our New Orleans trip itinerary maker.
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  • The homes on this self-tour were gorgeous, What fabulous architecture and décor. Everyone really decked their place out for the holidays. Would love to go again another year! 
  • Distinct place within the reality of New Orleans. 19TH century mansions remain there well preserved until today. Recommend to visit via tram or car.
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  • For only a $3 day pass, you can hop on the St Charles Street Car on Canal street and ride all the way through the garden district. See the beautiful, enormous homes, and many cute smaller ones, almost...  more »