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Garden District
New Orleans

Garden District showing flowers, a garden and a house

This green and pleasant district is an idea place for a stroll among magnificent mansions and beautiful parkland.

The Garden District has been created from the former plantation lands and is now designated a Historic Landmark District. Based on the original 1806 design by New Orleans architect Barthelemy Lafon, it encompasses lavish mansions and spectacular gardens, pretty cottages and ornately decorated villas, set amongst verdant parkland dotted with canals and fountains.

Many of the original 19th-century buildings are preserved, designed in the Greek revival style, and several of the streets are named after Greek muses. The smaller homes have been turned into delightful shops or bed-and-breakfast accommodation, while notable landmarks include the Anshe Sfard synagogue, Lafayette Cemetery No.1 and a historic skating rink now converted into a shopping mall with a difference.

George Washington Cable House commemorates one of Louisiana’s most influential writers, whose accounts of early Creole life have ensured this important era in the history of the state has been chronicled for posterity. His home on Eighth Street is now a national monument. The Commander’s Palace dates from the 1880s and has a long-standing reputation as one of the finest dining establishments in the whole of America.

Magazine Street is a haven for shopaholics, offering everything from local souvenirs and crafts, antiques and collectables to gourmet products, while stylish boutiques line St. Charles Avenue to the north. Stay in one of the charming bed and breakfasts on this fashionable avenue and wake up to the sound of traditional trams trundling past your window.

The Garden District is transformed every October by the quirky Zombiefest parade, when the undead take over the streets in a fancy-dress frenzy that channels the dark arts of Voodoo. The annual bake-off competition in July is an altogether cosier affair, showcasing the authentic taste of Southern hospitality.

Buses and trams serve the Garden District, and there is plenty of on-street parking. Take a leisurely stroll around this beautifully preserved neighbourhood, or join a tour to discover the history behind its manicured lawns and elegant facades.


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Astor Crowne Plaza New Orleans, an IHG Hotel
Astor Crowne Plaza New Orleans, an IHG Hotel
4.5 out of 5
739 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA
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The price is AU$161 per night from 16 Jun. to 16 Jun.
Located in French Quarter, this luxury hotel is steps away from Canal Street, Bourbon Street and Royal Street. Decatur Street and Saenger Theatre are also within ...
3.9/5Very Good! (2,748 reviews)
"Security personnel at front door were friendly and interactive. They are very aware of who enters and exits facility."

Reviewed on 11 Jun. 2021

Astor Crowne Plaza New Orleans, an IHG Hotel
House of Krewe1860 Victorian Garden District Home
House of Krewe1860 Victorian Garden District Home
3101 Chestnut St, New Orleans, LA
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Located in Garden District, this holiday home is within a 10-minute walk of Magazine Street and Lafayette Cemetery. National World War II Museum and Mardi Gras ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (47 reviews)
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"Our stay was absolutely amazing. Very clean and stocked with essentials. The owner lives next door and he was also amazing. The location was perfect and has a perfect outside seating area. Highly recommend this place. I will definitely stay here again in the future."

Reviewed on 14 Jun. 2021

House of Krewe1860 Victorian Garden District Home
Royal Sonesta New Orleans
Royal Sonesta New Orleans
4.5 out of 5
300 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA
The price is AU$227 per night from 29 Jun. to 29 Jun.
Located in French Quarter, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Bourbon Street and Jackson Square. French Market and National World War II Museum ...
4.3/5Excellent! (2,242 reviews)
"Location"

Reviewed on 12 Jun. 2021

Royal Sonesta New Orleans
New Orleans Marriott
New Orleans Marriott
4 out of 5
555 Canal St, New Orleans, LA
The price is AU$179 per night from 28 Jun. to 28 Jun.
Located in French Quarter, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Canal Street and Jackson Square. Cafe Du Monde and French Market are also within 15 minutes. ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,705 reviews)
"5 star hotel, excellent , professional and friendly staff!! Will stay here any time!"

Reviewed on 13 Jun. 2021

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The Westin New Orleans
The Westin New Orleans
4.5 out of 5
100 Rue Iberville, New Orleans, LA
The price is AU$194 per night from 20 Jun. to 20 Jun.
Located in French Quarter, this luxury hotel is steps away from The Shops at Canal Place and Canal Street. Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and Harrah's New ...
4.2/5Very Good! (1,442 reviews)
"Great hotel. Near everything. The mall downstairs works great for those that want to shop !! Food selection was limited still due to Covid."

Reviewed on 13 Jun. 2021

The Westin New Orleans
Wyndham New Orleans - French Quarter
Wyndham New Orleans - French Quarter
4 out of 5
124 Royal St, New Orleans, LA
The price is AU$182 per night from 16 Jun. to 16 Jun.
Located in French Quarter, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Canal Street, Royal Street and Bourbon Street. Harrah's New Orleans Casino and Jackson Square ...
4.2/5Excellent! (2,552 reviews)
"Accessible to all places and easy to find. Vey neat clean and staff was very nice polite and family like"

Reviewed on 14 Jun. 2021

Wyndham New Orleans - French Quarter
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