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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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  • Fun to stroll along and enjoy the unique architecture, small shops and cafes. Take a streercar there for easy access. Lovely area.  more »
  • The French Quarter is a must-do when in NOLA. Great food scene, great jazz, and wonderful sites. It is safer now more than ever, but you need to follow common sense when walking around. Enjoy!  more »
  • I was in New Orleans with my 2 daughters. We were able to walk to the French Quarter from our hotel so we spent much time there. There are many shops both Unique and typical tourist traps. Lots of bar...  more »
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