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Address: Canal St to Esplanade Ave, Mississippi River to N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA

The heart and cultural center of New Orleans is the French Quarter, a...

The heart and cultural center of New Orleans is the French Quarter, a must-see for its high energy, rich history, diverse architecture, music, street performers, renowned jazz clubs, lively nightlife and the finest art galleries and restaurants in the city.

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I was glad I made it down to NOLA French Quarter. I didn't think we'd spend as much time down there as we did. I think we went from 11am-8pm. Just walking up and down the streets... read more

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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I was glad I made it down to NOLA French Quarter. I didn't think we'd spend as much time down there as we did. I think we went from 11am-8pm. Just walking up and down the streets, looking at shops and galleries, having a drink and some food, hearing music on every street. It was hot, but fun. Saw the... More 

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Farmington, United States
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If you have never walked around the French Quarter, you should probably put it on your bucket list....From great antique stones to sensational bars, to seedy adult novelty stores, to wonderful art galaxies, the French Quarter has it all.

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We did a walking tour of the French Quarter. It is very interesting to visit as there is so much history here. There is also some lovely architecture. Walk along Bourbon Street from Canal Street to Esplanade Avenue to see how it changes from music, bars and shops to residential area. Jackson Square is a hive of activity with bands... More 

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Not only in New Orleans but it is also one of the best and interesting places to visit in US. A lot of historic and fantastic buildings , jazz bars , cocktail bars, street jazz, all kinds of people from different nations. Music and entertainment is everywhere. I can not imagine to be there during festival times. A place not... More 

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So many shops, so many nice friendly people. So many food and entertainment choices. A week is not long enough to enjoy it all. The architecture is beautiful and unique. The history is fascinating. It is a gem that must be seen to be enjoyed.

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Cumming, Georgia
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When going to NOLA for a vacation, you must visit (and if possible stay) in the French Quarter. That is where the action is. It is the main reason to go there on vacation. Food, music, Street acts, Shopping, streetcars, and other delights. Love this city. There is no other place on the USA like it ( not Duval Street... More 

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The French Quarter was filled with people of all ages. From babies to elderly and it didn't matter the time of day. Lots of shops, bars, restaurants and tourist. I was there from?Thursday to Monday and it was busy except Monday am. The smell of the area is hard to take at times and there is a fair amount of... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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Good people watching, food drinks but a bit pricey [to be expected] . Great experience. Erin rose and lafitte are great dives. Super touristy, but a thing you have to do.

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Chiefland, United States
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You can walk and shop and walk and shop, oh yeah and eat! Lots of cool shops and many unique shops to bring home souviniers. Not to mention the sounds of bands and the sights that can be seen in New Orleans.

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Fish Hawk, Florida, United States
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You can't go to NOLA and not visit the quarter. It's a must. All the history. The bars. The shops. If it's your first time walk Bourbon but stay away from the touristy drinks. You'll hate the next morning. But Royal is amazing. Decatur is a must. Also Frenchmans if you like live music at night.

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A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.
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