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Garden District

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Address: 2727 Prytania Street, New Orleans, LA 70130-5968
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+1 504-981-7670

An area of the city that features numerous historic homes.

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Love this area could just walk around for days. Nice people, beautiful houses. It is very dark at night so I would not walk back to a hotel alone.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Love this area could just walk around for days. Nice people, beautiful houses. It is very dark at night so I would not walk back to a hotel alone.

Thank Melinda K
Oak Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

After going online and planning my own walking tour (easy enough to do, no need to pay for a tour), we walked up and down streets, looking at the gorgeous homes and learning a bit about them. One note, if you want to go in the cemetery, check the hours. We ended with this and they were closed by that... More 

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Dartmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Pretty houses but that's about it. There was a cemetery tour which was pretty interesting given the geography of NOLA but there are others in the area.

Thank ss-hao
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The homes are so beautiful and brimming with history. There are lots of fun shops and restaurants along the way.

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Orinda, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you visit during the Christmas season, it's fun to drive down this street and see all of the homes adorned with Christmas lights.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A walking tour is a must, learn about some of the architecture and history of the homes, then spend some time in the many shops and restaurants. Easy access using the green line trolley cars or the hop on hop off bus.

Thank Hev_t
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We started the day with a very long walk from thre French Quarter to the garden district. The homes are absolutely beautiful and historic. The cemetery was amazing as well as the restaurants and shops.

Thank Auntiestel
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This district is so beautiful and not too far from magazine street. Although it is a bit far from french quarter so suggest getting an uber if you are staying there. The houses are beautiful and you think you walked in the set of the gone with the wind, There is a cemetery that is very beautiful there which is... More 

Thank Lili0503
Carmel, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful area to wander through and get lost. The homes are breathtaking! There are also some amazing shops hidden that are a must visit. The cemeteries are really cool as well.

Thank Elana S
New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My family and I traveled all over and this is one of the most beautiful streets you'll see. Ride the Street Car down St. Charles Ave. and take in the beautiful homes on both sides of the street. If you ride all the way down, you will get to pass Tulane University, Loyola University, and many other historic buildings.

Thank Gisele C

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Garden District
Head to the Garden District for the full-on New Orleans experience replete with quaintly clanking streetcars, proudly grandiose antebellum mansions, picture perfect avenues lined with live oaks loaded down with Spanish moss, and a wealth of beautiful churches and many more architectural marvels. Even a brief excursion here makes plain why it’s called the Garden District. So, when you visit be sure to give yourself ample time for admiration at a languidly slow pace befitting such gentile strand of riverside living and to allow you to maximize each opportunity to stop and smell the roses – and whichever other blooms you might come across. While taking it all in, you’d do well to dine at one of the city’s most beloved destinations for regional cuisine. Gourmands from far and wide (and right round the corner) swear the age-old Commander’s Palace is the best restaurant in town – and have been doing so since it opened back in 1880.
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