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Address: Canal St to Esplanade Ave, Mississippi River to N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA
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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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Pretty much what you expect

It's vibrant, fun. It does have a smell, you might want to wear closed toe shoes. But you will find beautiful things, great food, people watching, fun bars, great shops.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's vibrant, fun. It does have a smell, you might want to wear closed toe shoes. But you will find beautiful things, great food, people watching, fun bars, great shops.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lots to do and see! Great restaurants, bars and shopping. You'll never get bored strolling up and down the streets!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Brought my husband and two boys (ages 2 and 4). The boys never wanted to get off. Great way to get around and so inexpensive!! Loved the street cars!

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Dartmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Where the night life of NOLA is. Just watch out for the people there as it can be pretty rowdy. Also don't wander off away from the main streets, things get shady very quickly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You'll see it all here depending on day, time and street you happen to be on. Night time on Bourbon Street is a wild, drunken flashback to spring break excess on a weekend night. Daytime there are shops, street musicians on Royal Street. There are plenty of great places to eat and fascinating sights, sounds, history and architecture to be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great place to see! Didn't know what to expect when we booked but heard great things. We were on New Orleans for 2 1/2 days and this is a great place to wander. Plenty to see. Go on a tour that will tell you the history. Plenty tours available day and night. We opted for a Segway... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

During our cross country road trip we decided to go to NOLA. It certainly was interesting! Many people talked bad about Bourbon St but it wasn't that bad. Mind you we went at a good time of year and it wasn't too crowded. Never smelled urine or vomit that many people spoke about. We were told by our hotel what... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was fun, entertaining and a great place to people watch. Plenty of opportunity to find a place to grab a drink, grab food and souvenirs. But also very dirty smelly and lots of panhandlers.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Restaurants, Bars, Live Music and People all make for great entertainment. From quiet to lively, take your pick. All the people iin the French Quarter is part of the attraction.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You will see lots of different things. There a lots of different shops and various price points. The are tons of good food. We got a real feel for New Orleans; its history and culture.

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French Quarter
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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