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Garden District

2727 Prytania Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 (Garden District)
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Ranked #12 of 172 Attractions in New Orleans
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Type: Neighborhoods, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Historic Walking Areas
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: An area of the city that features numerous historic homes.
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Plant City, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We reached the Garden District by way of the street car, which was a treat in itself. The homes are lovely, and no two alike. St. Charles Avenue is a beautiful street, abounding in centures old Live Oak trees, some of which form a canopy over the street. And to see the campuses of Loyola and Tulane Universities was a... More

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oregon
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Because we bought the week pass for the Hop-on-hop-off bus, a guided tour of the garden district was included. Randy, our "colorful" guid, was great! Funny and informative...even in the rain!

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Claymont, Delaware
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

the garden district was incredible. The homes there will astound you, one is more beautiful than the other, and to thnk that that section of town used to be a plantation. The is also a cemetery in the garden district which was really neat to visit.

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Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Take the St. Charles trolley to the garden district. A two block walk takes you into an old cemetery and across the street is Commanders Palace. After a great lunch, we strolled around the neighborhood marveling at the architecture and the pristine care taken by the residents.

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Kensington, Maryland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

While in town for a conference, the organizers had a party at a large house in the Garden District. It's a peaceful neighborhood with plenty of trees, flowers, and interesting houses. The antique shops on Magazine Street were interesting, and good restaurants as well.

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Galveston Island, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

There is very little in the ways of negatives that I will say about NO including the Garden District. An absolutely beautiful area, and rich with history, and friendly people of all walks of life, places, ethnic backgrounds. If nothing else just walking around this area soaking up the beauty is well worth the effort to stop and visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We downloaded a self-guided walking tour of the Garden District and spent a pleasant hour wandering around the neighbourhood. The houses in this area are lovely to look at, it's just a shame we didn't have more information about what we were looking at. There were about 20 houses identified on our tour, with a few lines of information about... More

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Saint John, Indiana
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

St Charles Ave., have some of the most beautiful Old Mansions in the USA. I just wish I could see the insides of these mansions. Old world southern charm is the only way to describe this area. Just taking a ride up and down the sides streets is breathtaking. This area is a must see when visiting New Orleans, the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This area is filled with gorgeous old homes on tree lined streets. There are several walking tours that lead you around and describe the old homes. Commander's Palace is located here and is one of the best restaurants in NOLA. Get off the street car and wander around and you will feel like you stepped back in time.

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Jonesboro
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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We rode the St. Charles trolley line and took a tour that went through this area. There are some stunning homes along the route and a lot of places to eat. The Mardi Gras parade also goes right down St. Charles. Plenty of people out and about it seemed no matter what time of day we went there. Great place... More

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