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French Quarter, 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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  • I am not a fan of the french quarter. It is dirty and there are too many homeless people. Not a place for the family as there is many X rated businesses. If you like the bar scene then a perfect...  more »
  • For a good time surrounded by historic places, the French quarters is definitely unlike anything else. Right now things are not back to normal, all the bars are closed, but the shops and restaurants.....  more »

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