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French Quarter, New Orleans

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#2 of 48 in Historic Sites in New Orleans
Must see · Historic Walking Area · Landmark
The oldest and most visited neighborhood of New Orleans, French Quarter is packed with family-owned restaurants with heralded regional cuisine, clubs, museums and galleries, hotels, antiques shops, and old-fashioned bars. Originally laid out in the 18th century, this compact neighborhood--13 city blocks long and six blocks wide--stretches along the Mississippi River. You can spend your entire vacation in New Orleans without ever leaving this quaint, artsy quarter. Parking is difficult and expensive, so consider leaving your car behind and walking or cycling through the neighborhood's pedestrian-friendly streets. Ignore street hawkers (especially on and near Bourbon Street), take care walking at night, and avoid dark or deserted alleys. Take a look at our New Orleans day trip planning website to schedule your visit to French Quarter and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • My advice: if you must go to the French Quarter, stay away (stay outside the FQ), except for quick visits by Uber that drop you off at the doors of your destinations. My first (and only) visit to the....  more »
  • Traveled alone for my birthday. I wasn't very impressed. Reminded me of downtown Los Angeles skid row. Dirty and the streets smelled like urine. Homeless in every corner yelling for money. Stopped....  more »

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