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Jackson Square, New Orleans

Be a part of New Orleans's rich history and cultural heritage with a visit to Jackson Square. One of the city's most iconic landmarks in the heart of the French Quarter, the park serves as the main hub for cultural and leisure activities. Stroll past the manicured lawns and 18th-century architecture, admiring the eccentric mix of street artwork and handmade crafts on display by local artists. Before or afterward, stop for a beignet (French-style doughnuts) at Cafe Du Monde, sitting outside to enjoy local musicians and street performers in the park. If members of your group want to split up, you can meet back at the statue of Andrew Jackson in the center of the park. Add Jackson Square and other attractions to your New Orleans trip itinerary using our New Orleans tour planner .
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  • Incredible majesty, homeless people not overwhelming anymore, nice local artists and friendly vendors. Some good music believe it or not and all free to take in. Lots of bars and restaurants nearby, s...  more »
  • Music, art, performance art, history - Jackson Square has it all. The area is well maintained and open. You must stop by to experience the French Quarter.  more »
  • Jackson Square is a must for first timers to New Orleans. All the street art and performers. the shops and of course its right between the river walk and the french quarter. Oh and don't forget some b...  more »
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  • The only small issue you will have is parking but there are a few good pay spots near that work great and not but priced. Take you time and look around. There are some amazing shops and restaurants around church to see and eat at. As far as the church itself, it is a gorgeous church that has been well taken care of over the years. But do note on what time you get there, mass maybe going on and you should not walk in and just look around. Wait till after mass and then go in. And be respectful of others and of the church.
  • Jackson Square is an essential stop in New Orleans. Absolutely stunning views, a well-maintained park, and an easy walk from many of the other popular tourist stops. Great for a lazy afternoon stroll or a quick photo opportunity. Usually not too crowded, either!
  • Excellent place to see local artists displaying and selling their art. Street entertainment is usually excellent. Far busier on weekends but weekday evenings you may find some great singer/songwriter just , play6by the cathedral.
  • I don't know where to start in describing Jackson Square to you guys. You will simultaneously LOVE it and HATE it. You will love it for its art, music, and history all contained in one area; you will hate it for the tourists. But the thing is, the place wouldn't be complete without the tourists. They add the vibe of a LIVED space. It wouldn't be Jackson Square without the tourists appreciating the art, listening to the music, and remembering the history. So go ahead and don't mind the other people. Just walk around and enjoy.
  • Really nice area, has a lot of things to see and do. Me and my wife spent the 4th of July there, had a really great time. The restaurants around the square are great, the street musicians were mostly excellent. If you see and hear them you have to tip them because you see the hard work they put in for a show plus the raw talent most have. Also really nice art on display at the many places lining the square.You could spend a whole weekend by the square and not scratch the surface.
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