“Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.”
Like many areas of New Orleans, the Garden District was once plantation land. Early residents included many wealthy families who purchased parcels and built homes with exquisite gardens, hence the name. Celebrity residents have bought homes in this area, including Sandra Bullock. If you're looking to experience a local shopping mecca, head to Magazine St., where you'll find antique stores, vintage boutiques, coffeehouses, restaurants, and more. You can either walk through the district or take the streetcar. If you're looking to stay at a bed and breakfast or guest house, the Garden District is one of the best options available in the city. Greek mythology buffs will delight in finding the street names of the nine Greek Muses.