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French Quarter, New Orleans
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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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  • This is the part of New Orleans that people come to see, and for good reason. As you walk through the streets, delicious smells of seafood and French foods waft through the air. Jazz bands are playing...  more »
  • We actually stayed in the French Quarter but one street off Bourbon St which was wise. Lots to see especially if you like people watching. A smokers delight. Carriage rides, cemeteries, good selection...  more »
  • place,,lots of live entertainment, bands, shops,?the best sea food, fresh sea food people very warm and friendly