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Fun area with street painters, musicians and jugglers.
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615 Pere Antoine Alley, New Orleans, LA 70116-3234
French Quarter
+1 800-800-0550
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We spend couple of days in New Orleans and when you go to the Mississippi river you usually need to pass the Jackson Sq. The square seems renovated with the view on the cathedral. Posdibly the best place to take a photo with the cathedral...More

Thank Darek_Swidnica
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great place to people watch. The open area between the park and church is most often set up with tarot cards readers and street performers. Best pic of cathedral is from the waterfront. A few museums inside the cathedrals buildings .

Reviewed yesterday

spend some time here.. lots of history.. great picture rom the steps across the street. Local musicians singing, artists really cool spot

Thank waayback
Reviewed yesterday

We went to this area in a group, and a man dropped a backpack on the ground and ran off. We were a little scared at what could be going on, but he did come back and get it after watching it for a bit...More

Thank Jen P
Reviewed yesterday

Jackson Square is a beautiful area, right in the heart of the French Quarter and near all the shops, restaurants and other attractions (Cafe Du'Mond, French Market, etc.) Lots of artists, selling their creations and at night, there are many palm and tarot card readers...More

Thank Nadenodrac
Reviewed 2 days ago

New Orleans is a unique city unlike many other " cookie cut" towns. French Quarter may be the most famous location in NOLA but cannot compare to Jackson Square for it's variety of activities and options for fun for the whole family. Cabildo, riverfront, road...More

Thank RajW63
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Jackson Square is a must see. Truly New Orleans unlike the sewer called the French Quarter. The unique shops and street musicians are wonderful to see.

Thank STLCarib
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very nice to be outside at night. A lot of street tarot card readers. Nice energy there. Close to Cafe du Monde, which is a must.

Thank edamyfamily
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

In the center of the French quarter along Decatur Street, Jackson Square offers all you want, meet up, shop, dine in, carry out, take selfies, or sit in the grass. It is THE hub for selfies. Catch tours, walking riding, carriages and horses. It truly...More

Thank tnktrip
Reviewed 3 days ago

You can't visit New Orleans and skip Jackson Square. There were two live marching bands, one on the square and one that was a block away that we got to enjoy as well as many artists in the area surrounding Jackson Square displaying their art...More

Thank Jimboy305
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French Quarter
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
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24 July 2018|
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Response from 63mimi | Reviewed this property |
Hi. The actual park is open 8-6 every day. Have fun 😀
24 July 2018|
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Response from Kendu24 | Reviewed this property |
The square itself is open everyday, 8am to 7pm. Most shops and restaurants around the square are open much later.
Dawn J
23 April 2018|
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Response from Teresa A | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn’t stay on Rampart, Canal, or Bourbon. Otherwise, I would consider any other street inside the French Quarter.