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The Garden District and Uptown New Orleans are filled with graceful mansions and raised cottages surrounded by magnolias and sprawling oaks. This lovely area, with its lush landscaping and extravagant gardens dotted with statuary and fountains, is an excellent place to tour by bike.

Be prepared for traffic and blind corners on some of the streets. Most of the streets are wide enough for a bike and a car. It’s best to do this tour on Saturday or Sunday, as traffic will be much lighter on those days. You can begin the tour at beautiful Audubon Park, then take a leisurely ride through some of the most beautiful residential neighborhoods in the country. Keep a map and guidebook handy, and make frequent stops, particularly in the Garden District, to enjoy the incredible historic architecture.