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French Quarter, New Orleans

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Historic Walking Area
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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TripAdvisor
  • The streets are filled with many folks exploring historical sites, shopping, eating, and enjoying the attractions. We were there only during the daylight hours, so we can't comment on the nightlife. B...  more »
  • We went there as it was recommended as a place to get some good food and listen to live music. It was a run down area that felt tired. Walking through there was live music and also places to eat but t...  more »
  • We usually visit the French market anytime we visit New Orleans. However, it's always special if there is a festival scheduled on that weekend. We managed to hit the Tomato Festival on two of our visi...  more »
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