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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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USD 25.00*
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New Orleans Historic Garden District Walking Tour
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Garden District and Cemetery Walking Tour
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Garden District and Cemetery Walking Tour

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Beautiful and historic!

We stumbled upon the Garden District on the St. Charles streetcar line. I highly recommend it. Amazing, huge, beautiful homes/estates. You also see Tulane University. Well... read more

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Arlington, Virginia
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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stumbled upon the Garden District on the St. Charles streetcar line. I highly recommend it. Amazing, huge, beautiful homes/estates. You also see Tulane University. Well worth the trip!

Thank jbrust
Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our Lonely Planet guide recommended not to spend our whole visit to New Orleans at the French Quarter and Garden District was one of the places recommended outside of the famous Quarter. It was definitely a memorable place to visit. Walking around you get to see breathtaking architecture.

Thank NatalyGrisales
Natick, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

While only a few miles from the French Quarter, the Garden District feels like it is a world away. Walk through beautiful neighborhoods, pop into unique boutiques, or sit and enjoy a delicious meal or cocktail. Womderful history, robust arts scene, really a great way to spend a day Nola. Skip it on a Monday as many places are closed.... More 

Thank tracie1963
Lockport, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Best explored on foot. Many celebs such as Sandra Bullock and John Goodman call this neighborhood home. In addition, many Hollywood productions have used homes in this area for use in feature films. Swing by the Garden District Book Shop on Prytania Street for a detailed history of this area and the whole history of New Orleans.

Thank rushh2017
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

While in New Orleans, be sure to take an RTA - Streetcar (also rated) on the St. Charles line and head over to the Garden District. See both during the day and at night. And visit excellent restaurants such as Atchafalaya - also rated - and Commander's Palace - also rated.

Thank LV_Lee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a very good tour with a guide that we took when we were on the hop on hop off bus. Not an easy walk though, sidewalks are very uneven

Thank 123pat
Hernando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We did the Big Boy Travel self guided walking tour of the Garden District, and it was really great! We combined it with a Lafayette Cemetary #1 self guided walking tour, in the middle.. It was an awesome walk. We saw homes of many people and style- from Sandra Bullock, Anne Rice to the home the Mannings grew up in.... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This area is usually a favorite of mine. The homes are amazing and the atmosphere is relaxed. Right now, they are doing a lot of road work. It's unusually congested, I'm not even sure if the trolleys are going all the way to this area right now, but you can still take the bus or drive to the area.

Thank Lillian S
Big Lake, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

view the beautiful homes and universities ride the Charles ST street car to the end, get up, flip your seat and return

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

The garden district is net to wander around, much less touristy than the French Quarter. Lots of great houses and renovation happening. Cute restaurants and friendly people on the streets. You feel you are transported. VERY BUMPY SIDEWALKS. WEAR SNEAKERS.

Thank CescaZ255

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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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