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.

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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".

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Garden District Walking Tour: Mansions and Lafayette Cemetery

4.5 star rating: Recommended 91 Reviews

Admire the posh homes of New Orleans' Garden District on this morning walking tour. Observe impressive examples of Greek Revival and Italianate architecture ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $37.00

New Orleans Power Pass™

4 star rating: Recommended 109 Reviews

For as low as $36 a day, see more and save more with New Orleans Power Pass! For one low price, visitors receive free entry to all the most exciting ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 1, 2, 3 or 5 days

From USD $80.49

New Orleans City Sightseeing and Hurricane Katrina Small-Group Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 39 Reviews

The tenacious city of New Orleans showcases her rebuilding efforts and her Southern charm on this combination city tour that includes both the city’s old ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.00

New Orleans Architectural and Sightseeing Small-Group Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 14 Reviews

Discover New Orleans' heritage and the beauty of its period homes during this architectural tour. Ride along the city’s stately streets, passing jewels of ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $80.00

New Orleans City Bus Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 153 Reviews

This city sightseeing tour lets you absorb centuries of history, culture, sights and sounds of the dynamic city New Orleans. The famous French Quarter, the ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $43.00

New Orleans Food Tour of the Garden District and St Charles Avenue

Eat your way around New Orleans' culinary hotspots on a 4-hour food tour, led by a food-loving local guide! Showcasing the much-loved eateries around St ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $86.00

New Orleans Garden District Ghost Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 11 Reviews

Discover the infamous haunts of the New Orleans Garden District on this 2-hour ghost tour, including Lafayette Cemetery. Listen as your theatrical guide shares ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $25.00

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