French Quarter
French Quarter
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Points of Interest & Landmarks • Historic Walking Areas
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The heart and cultural center of New Orleans is the French Quarter, a must-see for its high energy, rich history, diverse architecture, music, street performers, renowned jazz clubs, lively nightlife and the finest art galleries and restaurants in the city.
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A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.
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NYCenteroftheUniverse
New York City, NY157 contributions
Feb 2023
Energetic and fun with great shopping and dining. Some of the top rated restaurants are here (Arnaud's, Galatoire's, Tableau, Brennans ,etc.) with tasty chicory coffee at Cafe du Monde. There are many little fun shops to explore. The beautiful antique shops are impeccably curated with noteworthy pieces. Frenetic, good energy abounds as you bustle through this vibrant part of town. (I recommend Royal and Decatur streets for great shopping and more civility (our cup of tea) and Bourbon Street for hard, HARD partying.) Enjoy y'all!
Written 9 February 2023
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Tessandom
Killarney, Ireland67 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
I have rarely enjoyed myself so much, only mistake we made on our 15 night day trip to southern US States was starting it in NOLA! No other city came close! Happily we went back for our last 2 nights! Bourbon Street absolutely needs to be on every bucket list
Written 8 February 2023
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dawn321321
Columbus, OH162 contributions
Feb 2023
When you're in New Orleans, a visit to the French Quarter is a must. Have a hurricane at Pat O'Brien's, get a daiquiri and walk around people-watching. You won't be disappointed!
Written 8 February 2023
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Danielle S
Johnston, RI472 contributions
Feb 2023
We are glad we chose to stay in the french quarter. It was a great location, we felt safe. There are so many activities to try and food to eat.
Written 8 February 2023
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April G
West Allis, WI23 contributions
Feb 2023 • Friends
Visiting the French Quarter was just as rowdy as I thought it would be. I was down right scared to visit. But I sucked it up and came with my family. I enjoyed exploring during the day time more. I loved the energy. The tourism is so diverse here. Different ages and different cultures. Everyone together enjoying the same thing. I loved seeing many different aged people in such a high energy place. So surprised to see 80 year olds walking about enjoying the Day and night life. 😃
The downside is the street and sidewalk. Watch out for holes and loose pavement as your walking. The cleanliness is very poor. The bathrooms are disgusting in every building. Sad to see so many homeless on the streets. However they look like they are enjoying the energy of the environment just as we are. Strange to see that many of these buildings are residential. I saw people step out from behind their shutters to sit on the stoop. Such a crazy place. We saw a pick pocket and shoe shining guys, but they were shining a pair of Birkenstock 🙄 and they got $40 from the couple. Monks say nice things to you and then offer you a "gift" and then ask you for $ .🙄by our third night I was ready to leave 😌 enough for me 😅
Written 7 February 2023
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Bijal P
Flower Mound, TX25 contributions
Feb 2023
I enjoyed seeing the architecture but some of the streets are dirty and smell. This was one time experience but definitely a lot over rated.
Written 6 February 2023
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Grigdon
Las Vegas, NV202 contributions
Oct 2022
So many talented people are here to keep you entertained. This is my 2nd visit and I will return. While we have great offerings here in Las Vegas it’s mostly from the big stage and often expensive. The French Quarter offer small, intimate performances and you pay with your alcohol and tips.
Written 5 February 2023
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Rebecca O
Ridgewood, NY1,592 contributions
Feb 2022
The lady at the hotel told us terrible stores about this area and warned us about going here! But I had to go since it’s famous! so we all drove through to at least see it! And get some beignets.
Written 31 January 2023
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Randi S
66 contributions
Jan 2023
I don't feel like I've been to New Orleans unless I visit the French Quarter and Canal Street. The Quarter is always alive with action - particularly Bourbon St and Decatur. The French Market used to be better. It now has mostly vendors from out of the country - many who do not speak English and are selling imported goods.
Written 31 January 2023
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Kerry L
Stone Ridge, NY10 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
Bourbon Street is a raucous party almost all of the time! But there are some really great restaurants and the balconies are beautiful! Had some amazing Gumbo at the Gumbo Shop!
Written 29 January 2023
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