United States Louisiana New Orleans

Garden District

A historic residential neighborhood in New Orleans, famed for its opulent antebellum mansions, lush gardens, and Southern charm.

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There is so much beauty and jaw-dropping architecture to take in around the Garden District! What used to be called the American Quarter is now referred to as the Garden District for its ample flora. Since there is so much history in the area, I’d recommend getting a guide who can tell you all about the ins and outs of the neighborhood. 
As a bonus, you might even get a glimpse of some of the celebrities that live around here like John Goodman. Lafayette Cemetery Number One is also in this area (currently under renovations), but your tour guide can tell you all about the interesting above-ground burial practices in Nola. Two Chicks Walking Tours has great tours of this neighborhood and are a fountain of information.

theblondeabroad 4 years ago

Garden District Guides

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    Opulent mansions, towering cathedrals, and sprawling cemeteries- the historical relics of New Orlean's rich history define the unique patchwork of the city. Explore eras past, from massive gardens full of unique herbs to party neighborhoods, tucked away in old French architecture. Any history buff already has New Orleans on their bucket list- and we just want to make sure you hit all of the must-see spots in the city. Speckled with diverse culture, and downright unmatched architecture, explore history with our list of landmarks in the city.
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    Dive into the heart of New Orleans and you'll soon discover that its soul is stitched together by a tapestry of vibrant neighborhoods, each humming with its own unique rhythm. Imagine strolling down streets lined with Creole cottages in Marigny or catching infectious jazz melodies that float through the air in Tremé. From the boisterous revelry of Bourbon Street in the French Quarter to the laid-back, leafy enclaves of the Garden District, New Orleans beckons you to explore a rich cultural mosaic. Whether you're indulging in the decadent culinary scene of the Warehouse District or soaking up the artistic flair in Bywater, these neighborhoods aren't just places on a map; they're the beating heart of the Big Easy, inviting you to join the dance and create memories in a city that prides itself on its living history. So let's embark on a journey through some of the most iconic and lively neighborhoods that give New Orleans its irreplaceable character.
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    Get ready to dive into the vibrant heart and soul of New Orleans, a city where every neighborhood tells its own unique story. From the soulful melodies floating through the jazz-filled air of the French Quarter to the oak-lined streets of the Garden District, there's a slice of the Big Easy to satisfy every curiosity. Whether you're looking to indulge in Creole cuisine, catch a second line parade, or find the perfect venue for an unforgettable night out, our neighborhood guide is your personal roadmap to discovering the rich culture, historic charm, and lively spirit tucked away in every corner of this iconic city. So, grab your favorite pair of walking shoes, and let's stroll through the colorful tapestry that is New Orleans!
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    Nashville and New Orleans have been on top of my major US cities for a very long time. So I made this little itinerary a while ago and kept it aside for when it's time to go :)
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Garden District Articles

  • The Blonde Abroad’s Guide to a Weekend in New Orleans

    Welcome to the weird, wonderful, and truly one-of-a-kind streets of the Big Easy. Even if you’ve been all over the United States, you’ve never been anywhere quite like New Orleans. Often lost in the so-called flyover country, Louisiana is an undiscovered gem for countless travelers. A world away from California, New York, Florida and other […]

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