Christmas morning saw us with no concrete plans. Old me would have had something booked, new me polls the family now. The vote was to ride the street car to the garden district and poke around until we were bored. I knew we needed the St. Charles line and our Free Tours by Foot guide had recommended boarding at the corner of Canal and Carondelet street. Boarding there gave us the best chance to get a seat and not have to stand for the ride. $3 a person gives you a 24 hour pass or $1.25 exact change each ride.
We rode the streetcar down to Washington Avenue. This would also be where you would want to exit for Commander’s Palace Restaurant. Right across the street is Lafayette Cemetery. Since it was a holiday the cemetery was closed but normal hours are 7-3pm daily.
Most homes were decorated for the holidays.
We found the famous cornstalk fence mansion on Fourth Street.
We roamed up to First Steet and down to Seventh along Chestnut, Camp and Magazine Streets.
We spent around two hours looking at the various homes and decorations. When we were finished we headed back to St. Charles Ave and rode the streetcar back to the French Quater area.