Just beyond the French Quarter toward Uptown, the Lower Garden District has some of the city’s best restaurants, bars, and boutique shops. Hop on a food tour of the neighborhood to explore its gastronomic highlights, from tacos to artisanal donuts to an award-winning deli.
Walk up Magazine Street to find vintage stores, independent art galleries, and friendly neighborhood bars. The area is also home to the world-class National World War II Museum, which features a comprehensive array of multimedia exhibits and themed live shows. Mardi Gras World offers an insight into the history of the festival, where you can get up close to the incredible floats.