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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. 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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  • Great place to visit although it still not totally recovered from the panademic but has great buildings history and beignet 
    Great place to visit although it still not totally recovered from the panademic but has great buildings history and beignet  more »
  • We visited the French Quarter during the day in March. The week after Mardi Gras lol. We’re not Bourbon street at midnight kind of people but we had to see New Orleans! A fun stop for some... 
    We visited the French Quarter during the day in March. The week after Mardi Gras lol. We’re not Bourbon street at midnight kind of people but we had to see New Orleans! A fun stop for some...  more »
  • Had family vacation 20 years ago. This time came for a conference and revisited FQ with friends. This place is alive as ever! 
    Had family vacation 20 years ago. This time came for a conference and revisited FQ with friends. This place is alive as ever!  more »

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