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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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  • The French Quarter to me is the heart of New Orleans. Amazing unique foods, rum factory, amazing jazz music on every corner.  more »
  • Given the change everyone should visit at least once. Yes, there are people looking steal your purse or wallet, yes there are people sitting in the streets. There are also good street musicians...  more »
  • We enjoyed staying in the French Quarter. A lot of public Parks, cemeteries, etc are closed for COVID-19, so call ahead to sure your places are open.  more »

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