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Prytania Street and Esplanade Avenue

ILLINOIS
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Prytania Street and Esplanade Avenue

I got my 2012 NO visitors guide in the mail today and was reading about different neighborhoods. It suggested under things to do in the Garden District to take a stroll along Prytania street and in the Marigny area to take a stroll along Esplanade Avenue?

i cant really find anything specific about what things are on this street or anything special. Does anyone know?

Thank you

Illinois

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1. Re: Prytania Street and Esplanade Avenue

If you dig a little bit more, you will find that both streets are known for their architecture, gardens and history. Keep reading, they are special and beautiful streets. I know for Prytania St., numerous tour guides take groups up and down the street on a regular basis. Many tours start at The Rink on the corner of Washington and Prytania. Alternately, you can go inside The Rink to the Garden District Bookshop and purchase an $8 book that is a self-guided walking tour of the Garden District. Much of that tour takes place on Prytania St.

chicago
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2. Re: Prytania Street and Esplanade Avenue

The Creole Creamery is on Prytania. We always stop there when we visit. We also enjoy the same places lasfloras mentioned.

little rock arkansas
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3. Re: Prytania Street and Esplanade Avenue

I like one as much as the other, but Esplanade and Prytania street are as different as night and day. Both are fascinating walks if you get into architecture and seeing the essence of cities. If you are real active, there is an amazing walk from the quarter to City Park along Esplanade which begins at the historic Mint, passes the historic Fairgrounds racetrack and ends at the magnificent New Orleans Museum of Art. Likewise Prytania includes garden district mansions which take your breath away. Yet they are vastly different. Esplanade would fit nicely in a Tennessee Williams play, but Prytania would be more...hmm Edith Wharton maybe? They are almost like two totally different cultures to me, both fascinating and they would make a great contrast to walk on the same trip.

chicago
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4. Re: Prytania Street and Esplanade Avenue

Excellent description, jimjade.

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5. Re: Prytania Street and Esplanade Avenue

There is a cool walking tour of the Esplanade Ridge available here...

frommers.com/destinations/…0020020035.html

And a map for the tour here...

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Same for the Garden District here...

frommers.com/destinations/…0020020034.html

frommers.com/images/destinations/maps/jpg-20…

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