The Garden District is home to beauties of the Greek Revival and Italianate houses of the mid-19th century. Some of the streets are named after Greek mythology's 9 muses. The neighborhood was established in 1806, by Creole architect and city planner Barthelemy Lafon.
The 6 miles of Magazine Street offer many exciting diversions, from hunting for treasures in antique shops and art galleries to savoring delicious cuisines like local Creole and exotic Columbian. Grab a latte and seat at an outdoor cafe for some people-watching. During Mardi Gras, watch the parade go by and catch some thrown beads! When the sun goes down, the night comes to life with an array of live music clubs, from jazz to pop and rock.