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French Quarter, New Orleans

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Historic Walking Area Neighborhood
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. To visit French Quarter and get the most from your holiday in New Orleans, create itinerary details personal to you using our New Orleans vacation trip planner.
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  • French Quarter was very lively. My friends and I had a wonderful time going in and out of the little shops. It was very hot walking around during the day. The sight seeing your wAs fun. However the dr...  more »
  • Ever wake up to the same boring routine & wish u could go somewhere out of this world, but still in the USA? Well, satisfy your desires by going to the famous French Quarter in New Orleans. Enjoy the ...  more »
  • People offer you free beads then want money-supposedly for the homeless yeah right! Whole area stinks w drunks, strippers and money hungry vendors--not our thing!  more »
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Where to stay in New Orleans

Though you can walk to most tourist attractions in New Orleans from a hotel in the central business district, remember that many other parts of town feature less expensive and equally comfortable accommodations. Smaller hotels and private guesthouses in quiet residential neighborhoods offer not only good local food and spacious rooms, but can also allow you to explore the city's culture away from overwhelming tourist crowds. To reduce your carbon footprint during your stay, consider one of French Quarter's many green or eco-friendly hotels.
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