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Garden District

New Orleans, LA
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  • Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
Overall Rating: 4.5 (4.4)
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Take a walking tour of the Garden District (located a little less than 3 miles southwest of the French Quarter) for a peek at some of the city's most beautiful homes. Like its name suggests, this historic residential neighborhood is laden with trees, ivy, and yes, gardens."It's a great place to wander around the streets and appreciate the architecture," one TripAdvisor reviewer said. Some visitors even preferred the Garden District over Bourbon Street, citing the peaceful atmosphere and well-preserved properties as a much needed break from the city's crowded tourist spots.

If you need to refuel after meandering the neighborhood's leafy streets, head to the intersection of Prytania Street and Washington Avenue. This area features shops, cafes and the famous Lafayette Cemetery No. 1. Directly across from the cemetery is where you'll find Commander's Palace Restaurant — one of the city's most well-regarded eateries (and also one of the busiest).

Streching from St. Charles Avenue to Magazine Street and from Jackson Avenue to Louisiana Avenue, the Garden District is easily accessible via the St. Charles Avenue streetcar, Magazine Street bus or via carriage. You can take a guided stroll; Historic New Orleans Tours and Free Tours by Foot are both well-regarded by recent travelers.

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