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“One of America's greatest architectural neighborhoods”
Review of Garden District

Garden District
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New Orleans Historic Garden District Walking Tour
Ranked #6 of 380 things to do in New Orleans
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Owner description: An area of the city that features numerous historic homes.
Reviewed 3 December 2013

You haven't seen New Orleans if you haven't visited the Garden District. It is more of a must-see than Bourbon Street. If you don't like architecture, if you complain about anything that is 'old', than do not waste your time. Most of these homes are well-built and have survived many hurricanes. New Orleanians build things that last. Wonderful live oaks cool the sidewalks but their roots make those sidewalks curvy and hilly. Wear good walking shoes and watch your step. Enjoy the plants and yards. I like to take the St Charles streetcar one way, then, meander 4 blocks to Magazine Street where you can take the bus in the opposite direction or vice versa. Some streets are quiet and sleepy. Magazine Street is great for shopping and eating. Do not rush and you will enjoy the Garden District more. I would allot more than one day. I used to live there and rarely took the same route twice. Leave your car behind for the Garden District is better seen on foot. Besides beautiful houses, there are many delicious eateries, interesting bars, antique shops and book stores.

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Reviewed 1 December 2013

Garden District easy to access by stret cars which are reasonable, friendly and an experience in themselves. Nice architecture, old plantation homes and a variety of above ground cemetaries. You can google the main attractions and walk it yourself. Worth the trip if your in New orleans but not necesarily a whole day event. As for Magazine Street, i would skip it and head to Royal Street in the French quarters. Much more shopping variety.

Thank cheertraveler
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Reviewed 1 December 2013

So we went to the Lafayette Cemetery tour and then had the addresses of several old houses to view. We walked around for an hour or 2 and saw quite a few 19th century houses, and some were amazingly beautiful. Strange but they are all inhabited too. None of them let you in for a tour as a result. Anyway, it might have been better to take a tour. Walking by ourselves with just a tour book to read about some of the places, we didn't come away really impressed.

Thank Danielg922
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Reviewed 30 November 2013

Loved walking the several blocks of this district admiring the architecture, beautiful gardens and trees, and the ambiance of this charming neighborhood. You can stop for lunch somewhere along Magazine Street, but I walked in the late afternoon between meals. Very little traffic. Be sure the weather is good. Took the St. Charles streetcar from Canal down to Washington and then got off to walk and wander until returning to the streetcar to go back to my hotel.

Thank Jardindemichelle
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Reviewed 30 November 2013

Our tour with VIP tours took us thru the garden district. Our tour guide, Dino, described the house and in some instances told us what the houses had been sold for. We were not able to go down the streets that Sandra Bullock and the Mannings lived on.

Thank TravelingDiva13
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