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Jackson Square, New Orleans

Categories: Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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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. Make Jackson Square a part of your New Orleans vacation plans using our New Orleans tour planner.
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  • We purchased some art from an artist and heard the jazz music which was amazing. The courtyard was hopping the day we were there. There is so much to do and we could have spent a lot of time just sitt...  read more »
  • Lots to see around the square. Different musicians, tarot card readers, art sales. Lots of restaurants around the square. Can see the levee and the Mississippi River 
  • Local artist and street musicians display their arts while you walk around the local shops. The only negative is the large amount of homeless people in the area. 
  • Historic park. You can hide within it's wrath iron fences. Lots of people are passing through. It's New Orleans, lots of tourist. Outside the fencing are the horse carriage buggies waiting to take you on a tour of the city. Just on the fence, local artist paint and sell their art work. On the opposite side are the palm readers and fortune tellers ready to revel you future. This is a nice spot to get away from the rowdiness on Bourbon street and take a break on one of the park benches.
  • Historic. It made me laugh so hard to hear Bush close out his speech from Jackson Square after the weather pattern: "New Orleans has seen it's dirge, and one day it will see the 2nd line..." Well, I went to a wedding where the brass band led our procession with police escort with people all gathered around Jackson Square all the way to NOLA restaurant. When they got to the song, O When the Saint... I pulled out my harmonica while we were dancing in the streets with beads and umbrellas... You can see a man painted in silver and other street entertainment to the open air shops here. Easy to walk most anywhere you want to go...
  • Beautiful! Right in front of the cathedral. There for Satchmo Festival. Great atmosphere. Food and music. Loved it!!
  • If you go to New Orleans you have to go to Jackson Square. There's a beautiful cathedral and the people watching is second to none. There are some homeless people out during the day so that makes you uncomfortable just be aware.
  • A fantastic place to spend some time. The square garden is beautiful, there is always music going on and plenty of opportunities to indulge in a palm reading. Check out the alley of artists while there, there are sure to be unique things to take back home.
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