Garden District

Type: Sightseeing

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Romantic Things to Do: Wrought iron fences, exquisite gardens and pillared mansions line the streets of the Garden District. The area, bordered by St. Charles Avenue and Magazine Street, as well as Jackson Avenue and Louisiana Avenue, is where the city's original American sector settled. Highlights include the St. Charles Streetcar line, which offers convenient transit to the French Quarter, and Lafayette Cemetery. The Garden District has its share of celebs, past and present, including Anne Rise, Trent Reznor and John Goodman. The best way to soak up the scenery is on foot, all the better if you're holding your sweetie's hand along the way.

Historic Sites, Sightseeing: Wrought iron fences, exquisite gardens and lush antebellum homes line the streets of the Garden District. The area, bordered by St. Charles Avenue and Magazine Street, as well as Jackson Avenue and Louisiana Avenue, is where the city's original aristocratic class settled. Highlights include the St. Charles Streetcar line, which offers affordable transit to the French Quarter, and Lafayette Cemetery. The Garden District is home to some famous names like novelist Anne Rice. The best way to enjoy the scenery is on foot, so you can view the intricate architectural detail of the mansions as well as the garden landscaping.

Free Things to Do: Wrought iron fences, exquisite gardens and lush antebellum homes line the streets of the Garden District. The area, bordered by St. Charles Avenue and Magazine Street, as well as Jackson Avenue and Louisiana Avenue, is where the city's original aristocratic class settled. Highlights include the St. Charles Streetcar line, which offers affordable transit to the French Quarter, and Lafayette Cemetery. The Garden District has been home to some famous folks, including novelist Anne Rice (1239 First St.) and rock star Trent Reznor (2425 Coliseum St.) The best way to enjoy the scenery is on foot for views of architectural detail and lush gardens.


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New Orleans, LA 70115
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Expert Tips by Beth D'Addono

New Orleans Local Expert

Romantic Things to Do: "Add in some shopping along Magazine Street when you do your strolling."

Free Things to Do: "If you are smart phone savvy, check for self-guided tour apps."

Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: The Garden District is one of the must-see neighborhoods in New Orleans.

Best for Free Things to Do Because: Getting around the Garden District on foot is a breeze, and allows travelers to witness the sprawling estates and beautiful architecture of New Orleans' famed neighborhood.

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