The Garden District

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New Orleans, Louisiana
The Garden District - stately old homes
The Garden District - stately old homes
The Garden District - St. Charles Street Car.  Runs from the French Quarter to the Garden District and beyond.  Day pass (24 hours) is $3 and the tirp takes about 15 minutes.
The Garden District - Commander's Palace Restaurant, Garden District of New Orleans, LA.
The Garden District - One of the many beautiful homes in the Garden District of New Orleans, LA.
The Garden District - One of the many beautiful homes in the Garden District of New Orleans, LA.

The Garden District New Orleans Reviews

moviegal226 moviegal…
97 reviews
Neat Architecture Sep 30, 2016
If you want to view scenic, picture-perfect, true Southern homes like the grand mansions you see in movies that are set in New Orleans, the Garden District is what you're looking for. It's a photographer's dream, with rows of lovely old estates with wrought iron fences, creepy cemeteries and of course the famous Commander's Palace restaurant with its picturesque blue and white striped awning. I'm only rating this neighborhood three stars for two reasons: 1. It gets repetitive very quickly. There were lots of tours when I visited but I would think it would be a fast track ticket to boredom (just download your own walking tour for free off the internet). 2. The uppity locals I encountered here were less than friendly and welcoming to outsiders.
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mdfehmel mdfehmel
210 reviews
The Garden District Nov 24, 2015
If you are in NOLA obviously the number one draw is the French Quarter. However, a short street car ride away is another district that is very well worth seeing. The Garden District, which is mostly residential, features several city blocks of beautiful old French-style homes, the Lafayette Cemetery, the world famous Commander's Palace restaurant and trendy Magazine Street, which features small boutique shops, and a handful of restaurants, bars and cafes. You could take an entire day wandering around this area. My recommendation is the following agenda:

Morning - Take St. Charles street car to Garden District. Find cafe on Magazine Street to grab a bite and have a coffee.

Mid-Morning - Aimlessly wander the streets full of beautiful old homes. End up searching shops on Magazine St.

Lunch - Stop at the Rum House for lunch (see separate review).

Afternoon - Wander back through the Lafayette Cemetery. Then return to your hotel to get ready for dinner.

Evening - Dinner at the Commander's Palace restaurant. If you choose to eat here you will need reservations WAY in advance.
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