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Garden District, New Orleans

Historic Walking Area · Neighborhood
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. Add Garden District to your New Orleans travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our New Orleans trip maker tool.
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  • Gracious, stately homes, lovely tree-lined streets, the garden district is of another era and is aptly named.  more »
  • Hop on the streetcar ($1.25 cash) and see the beauty of the architecture and gardens. Tulane and Loyola are on St. Charles Avenue, too. Then hop off and wander Magazine Street for great cafes...  more »
  • You can pretty much walk down any street in the Garden District and eventually come across something stunning - we spent multiple evenings walking around the area since our hotel was within it. Many....  more »

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