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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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  • There is always something to do and something to look at when you visit here. The buildings are old and have a magical appeal. Great food and lots of things to buy. I would definitely say you should n...  more »
  • A must see. something for everyone, clothes , jewelry, shrimp boil, oysters and more. Mardi Gras masks, Fun day shopping and easy access parking, nice walk to market to see New Orleans living.  more »
  • So I'm not sure what I was expecting, but I can tell you what I wasn't expecting. The French Quarter area is dirty. We are from Vegas and Bourbon street I swear has more bars than Vegas-bar after bar ...  more »
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