The Garden District in New Orleans may not be mentioned as often as the French Quarter but it really has just as much to offer. Development of the historic neighborhood took place from 1832-1900 and as it grew, lavish homes and mansions were built.
Over the years, the Garden District has been featured in countless movies and has attracted celebrities to live in the area, such as Anne Rice, Nicholas Cage, and Sandra Bullock. Tours to the area bring thousands of visitors each year. Along with the history of the Garden District, tourists will find lovely antique shops and superior shopping opportunities. And there are plenty of delectable dining options too.