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best way to get from Garden District to FQ in New Orleans

Old Feb 7th, 2019, 03:56 AM
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best way to get from Garden District to FQ in New Orleans

We’re driving to NOLA and staying in the Garden District. What is the best way to get from there to the French Quarter for evening dining? If we drive ourselves, is parking readily available? Am I correct that I-90 separates us from walking?
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Old Feb 7th, 2019, 07:46 AM
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Ride either the St. Charles St. or the Canal St. trolley. The fare is $1.25/person unless they have raised it recently. Canal St is the boundary between the FQ and the Garden District. In May I'm going back to New Orleans for the first time since Katrina. You might want to take one of the several walking tours to see the above ground cemeteries. By all means get at least one bengniet at Cafe du Monde.
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Old Feb 7th, 2019, 07:46 AM
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The St. Charles streetcar; look up www.norta.com
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Old Feb 7th, 2019, 04:53 PM
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Yes, St Charles Street car is a great option - it is an attraction unto itself. It is also pretty slow , so if you have somewhere to be, Uber or taxi are my choices. Parking is not readily available in the FQ - there are some lots and some garages and some lots, but you'll pay for parking and still end up walking just as much as you would if you took the streetcar.

A slight correction to tomfuller's comments - Canal Street is the boundary between the French Quarter and the Central Business District (CBD). The Garden District starts at roughly Jackson Avenue, which is about a mile and a half upriver from Canal.
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Old Feb 9th, 2019, 11:35 AM
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How far into the FQ are you going for dinner? Are you going to be dressed up? Would you prefer someone to pick you up at your door and deliver you directly to the restaurant or are you OK with riding a trolley and walking?

Uber/Lyft are pretty cheap - that would be my choice unless you want the experience of riding the street car. And you can ride that during the day instead of on your way to/from dinner. Do not drive yourself as parking is ridiculous.
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