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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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  • It’s beautiful Great park like setting with loads of grass and benches Great relaxing spot very well maintained and stunning Heaps of colourful character outside the park  more »
  • A very full range of historic site, you find musicians playing Jazz, with artists urban with some spectacular pictures, and a few rides through the French quarter on reels, charge you on the walk the around Central magnificent of $20 per adult and 10 per child. You can walk with tranquillity and observe the reins that are on one side of the site... at the corner there is a restaurant called Muriel's, which is delicious and the famous cafe Du Monde is located on the corner across the street.
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  • Jackson Square is where all of the local artist and street vendors and performers are to be found. There is always someone putting on a show for the crowd but remember this is how they make their livi...  more »
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  • Very place place, it very well kept and there are small unique shops all around. The park itself is beautiful and the the statue is front of the park is breath taking. There's a lot of history within that park and it's a must visit if you go to New Orleans. The church is big and amazing, but if you go inside please to respectful because they do still hold mass and stuff inside. It has beautiful architecture and a must see.
  • Classic New Orleans spot you need to see if you go. Beautiful architecture and lots to do within walking distance. Haggle with the gypsies to have your fortune read, buy some street art, go on a house and carriage tour, grab some drinks, or just simply walk around. There's a ton of cool architecture and photo ops and there's a nice park in the center. It's in close proximity to the French market and a lot of other really cool stuff to do.
  • Iconic buildings and statue of guess who, Andrew Jackson. Smelled like urine as there are a lot of homeless in New Orleans and I guess not a lot of public restrooms. Lots of folks walking around with alcohol. Saw some scam artists, so be safe and don't walk around drunk or with your purse in your hand. Guard your wallets folks. Be smart wandering around the French Quarter.
  • Beautiful area. The culture, the music, the people its all so intoxicating. I absolutely love the Crescent city! If you haven't visited, you need to make plans to do so. You will fall in love with NOLA! I did.
  • Beautiful area. Music will relax you to the bone. Lots of people. So beware of your surroundings. Seemed to be some eager pick pockets.. But that's anywhere. Buy some local art then hitch a ride on a riverboat.

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Though you can walk to most tourist attractions in New Orleans from a hotel in the central business district, remember that many other parts of town feature less expensive and equally comfortable accommodations. Smaller hotels and private guesthouses in quiet residential neighborhoods offer not only good local food and spacious rooms, but can also allow you to explore the city's culture away from overwhelming tourist crowds. To reduce your carbon footprint during your stay, consider one of French Quarter's many green or eco-friendly hotels.
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