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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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  • Feel like the security situation in the quarter is the best that I have experienced in my last few trips. First time I have been around Mardi Gras. We don’t do Bourbon Street, but love the surrounding...  more »
  • The French Quarter of New Orleans as a unique experience that can't be had anywhere else. The French Quarter is so much more than Bourbon Street: its is history, antique and art shopping, architecture...  more »
  • The quarter is full of life, smells, sounds, and people. It’s lively. I enjoyed it for a while but it is kinda dirty. It’s a must do however if visiting the city.  more »
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