New Orleans' Garden District is the epitome of "Southern Charm". Plantation style mansions have wrap-around porches and verandas, where friends and family enjoy sweet tea and stories in the humid New Orleans climate. Streets are separated by stretches of green parks and the historic cable car line that runs along St. Charles Avenue.
Take a walk around the Garden District's lush avenues and you'll feel transported into a southern oasis shaded by blossoming magnolia trees. This district is more than a picturesque neighborhood, some of New Orleans' best boutique shopping can also be found along Magazine Street. Stroll by historic Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 where the last names of New Orleans' wealthy families dot the headstones, while establishments along the "Irish Channel" testify to the city's history of immigrant populations.
The perfect introduction to New Orleans for us, first-time visitors, thanks especially to our amazing guide, Dylan.
The Power Pass is an easy way to save a lot of money doing most of the wonderful things that New Orleans has to offer. Very worth the purchase price. So easy to use. The brochure you get with the pass explains everything and everywhere the pass can be used. Also includes maps of the various neighborhoods where the attractions are located. It mentioned things I didn't even know about. What a bargain!
This is a great tour to discover the different parts of New Orleans and it's history. Our tour was changed to include some post Katrina sights which was a bonus and other parts were removed. The small group allowed us to ask questions and get a more intimate feel for the place which is hard to do on a large tour. Our driver/guide Muriel had a deep knowledge of everything NOLA. She has a great presentation style that we found downright charming and funny. The tour operatour was very organized dealing with changes to the tour schedule. Recommended!
Besides the extravagant gardens and elaborately columned homes, the Garden District has a multitude of culturally-enriching experience to offer visitors as one of the earliest expressions of the Greek Revival to appear in New Orleans. The Garden District is very walkable, but if your feet become too tired the St Charles Street Car line passes through a particularly scenic section while providing a convenient ride in the "Big Easy".