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If you’ve had your fill of craziness in the French Quarter of New Orleans, then it’s time to head to the peacefulness of the Garden District. From the CBD/French Quarter, you can board the St. Charles Avenue street car at Canal Street. If you hop off at the Washington Avenue stop, you’ll be within easy walking distance to all the stately homes, Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, and Commander’s Palace Restaurant. Below are… Read More

Ahh, the French Quarter of New Orleans: equal parts good food, drunk people, and colorful buildings. Give yourself plenty of time to explore on foot. Besides hitting the usual spots of Bourbon Street, Jackson Square, and Cafe du Monde, allow time to explore all of the side streets.The New Orleans CVB has a nice walking map for self-guided tours. I stayed on Canal Street at the Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel and enjoyed… Read More