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Address: Canal St to Esplanade Ave, Mississippi River to N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA
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The heart and cultural center of New Orleans is the French Quarter, a...

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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Local touristy area with food and locals selling goods. Good for people watching. All kinds of food available. There are places to sit and a few places were open on... read more

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Summerfield, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Local touristy area with food and locals selling goods. Good for people watching. All kinds of food available. There are places to sit and a few places were open on Thanksgiving. There a few bathrooms in the area and they are well kept.

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miramar, United States
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Such eclectic beauty and culture. Everyone must see it once in a lifetime The architecture is amazing . The people are so friendly.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It can be a little seedy. A little crazy. A little strange (in a good way). But it has incredible history and beautiful architecture. Make sure to stop for charred oysters at Felix's! Plenty of shopping, including a voodoo store if you want fun memorabilia. There are jewelry shops, shoe stores, art galleries and even wig shops. Bourbon Street is... More 

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Springfield, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The French Market in New Orleans, Louisiana is a source for vegetables, meats, seafood, pickled quail eggs, fruits, canned jams, jellies, jewelry, handbags, works of arts, authors signing their books, ladies fashions, luggage, products that are handmade by locals and imported items from around the world. If you would like to treat yourself or buy a gift, you will certainly... More 

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We went on a day where the temp was just 78f so there wasnt really too hot but was humid. Walking on Bourbon st is ok if you are planning walk around carrying large cocktails and under the influence. For the rest of us it is smelly and noisy. The highlight was when a group of Jazz players escorted a... More 

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Hingham, MA, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful houses, rich with restaurants and bars, it is almost a car-free zone. People pay in the streets (sometimes rudimentary) instruments. The police do not always agree but that adds to the color. An incredible amount of restaurants to choose from - you may want to skip many, but some are really nice. I loved the atmosphere: such a contrast... More 

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Dothan, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love the French Quarter, but be aware that some areas are dirty and unsafe after certain hours. On the day we visited, there was a shooting that night at 1:00 AM, with nine people injured and one killed. This occurred on Bourbon Street. There was a similar incident in 2015. I recommend going out in the late afternoon and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A very pleasant day walking and shopping. With rents going up the way they are in the quarter, I do not expect it to stay as independant and artsy as it is now, so go while you can to support local artists.

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Denver, Colorado
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Walking through this beautiful old section of New Orleans gives one the feeling of stepping back in time to the Spanish who occupied the area far longer than the French did. The cast iron and wrought iron, the flowers growing in expected places, the bustling merchants and vendors, give a sense of how long this place has been here. Meander... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a wonderful part of the city to walk around. There is so much history and so much to see from cemeteries to monasteries. The buildings are beautiful and there's so many quaint shops and cafes to visit.

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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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