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French Quarter, New Orleans

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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  • New Orleans is well-known for its French Quarter, and the neighborhood deserves everything that's said about it. It's bawdy and loud and colorful, and also has a lot of fascinating history to it...  more »
  • Good time to be a tourist in your home city, returned to city after travel nurse. Originally a native New Orleanian. Enjoy delving into the history pass and present as this was once my playground.  more »

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