The Garden District is an area highlighted by the beautiful Victorian homes more so than the gardens that were once the featured frontage of these properties. The famous Magazine Street gives the district most of its fame. The eating and shopping that takes place here is unrivaled.
See & Do
With all of the sprawling willows and towering Victorian homes, you can spend hours walking up and down St. Charles eyeing the beauty and snapping pictures. For those who like to know exactly what they're looking at, the Garden District Walking Tour can help provide a history of the old plantation homes, cemeteries and private gardens that make the district famous.
The headline embodies two of the Garden District's many available dining forays. Commander's Palace, one of the top restaurants in all of New Orleans, is stationed here. This is a great place to enjoy a martini and a classy dinner with a special someone.
If you don't want to do the Palace for dinner, it's great for Sunday brunch after a fun night out on the town. Get rid of that hangover with a spicy Bloody Mary spiked table side. Magazine Street also offers a ton of great options for brunch.
The Garden District has plenty of places where you can grab a drink late night, but only one where you can hear the world renowned Soul Rebels play their horns on a semi regular basis. Le Bon Temps Roule is a dingy yet fantastic place with a crazy history (once the watering hole of Lee Harvey Oswald). There is always great live music playing in front of an eclectic mix of people.
Magazine Street is where it all happens for shopping purists. The street, which is very walkable, is lined with art galleries, antique shops and vintage clothing boutiques. You could literally spend days browsing these neat stores and discussing items with friendly shopkeepers. Traditionally, Magazine is a bit more affordable that the equally as lauded Royal Street.