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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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  • Very lively, great architecture, lots of great food. Totally worth spending a few days just walking around 
    Very lively, great architecture, lots of great food. Totally worth spending a few days just walking around  more »
  • What is a visit in NewOrleans witout visiting the French Quarter? The architecture of the buildings is unique . The array of galleries, the shops, the bars. Everything has a special character. Beware....  more
    What is a visit in NewOrleans witout visiting the French Quarter? The architecture of the buildings is unique . The array of galleries, the shops, the bars. Everything has a special character. Beware....  more »
  • Having never been to New Orleans before my wife and I decided on a whim to spend NYE there during a road trip. Our expectations were pretty low and honestly we were kind of apprehensive. We couldn’t....  more
    Having never been to New Orleans before my wife and I decided on a whim to spend NYE there during a road trip. Our expectations were pretty low and honestly we were kind of apprehensive. We couldn’t....  more »

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