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French Quarter, New Orleans

The oldest and most visited neighborhood of New Orleans, French Quarter is packed with family-owned restaurants with heralded regional cuisine, clubs, museums and galleries, hotels, antiques shops, and old-fashioned bars. Originally laid out in the 18th century, this compact neighborhood--13 city blocks long and six blocks wide--stretches along the Mississippi River. You can spend your entire vacation in New Orleans without ever leaving this quaint, artsy quarter. Parking is difficult and expensive, so consider leaving your car behind and walking or cycling through the neighborhood's pedestrian-friendly streets. Ignore street hawkers (especially on and near Bourbon Street), take care walking at night, and avoid dark or deserted alleys. Take a look at our New Orleans day trip planning website to schedule your visit to French Quarter and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • I made the mistake of getting a tour book and trying to see it all versus taking it all in. Just walk around, pop your head into some shops, skip Bourbon street and go to Frenchman street, eat everyth...  more »
  • I simply love the history here. We got a chance to see so many historic locales and learn the history of each place. You simply have to go to one of the bars and get a slushie with your favorite alcoh...  more »
  • We strolled through the French Market when we got off the streetcar. Crowded with vendors...lots of touristy & souvenir type stuff (t-shirts, jewelry, snack type food, etc.) But don't confuse the Fren...  more »
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