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French Quarter

Open today: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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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...more
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Canal St to Esplanade Ave, Mississippi River to N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA
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Reviewed today

We spent two days just walking the streets and seeing all of the great architecture. There is a free walking tour brochure available at the visitor center.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Frank L
Reviewed today

First visit for both of us and we loved the French Quarter. So much to do and see, all within blocks of each other. You do not need a car at all to enjoy this town. Shopping, restaurants, bars, entertainment, all in street after street...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MichiganMom71
Reviewed today

I only give it a 4 stars due to the place smelling and the dirt. Too many homeless people begging on the street. However, the music is awesome and you can find some good food, although generally on the expensive side. There are also some...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Daniel S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Love it! A great area to visit in New Orleans we stayed at the local Holiday Inn near Canal Street & Bourbon Street

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AussieMAL
Reviewed yesterday

I had such a great time looking at all the shops. Everything from clothing to jewelry to leather to souvenirs.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DEJ427
Reviewed yesterday

It is like Carabbean Amsterdam during king's birthday :) Very European. Very exotic. One -in - a liftime. Full of old Spanish-colonial houses built by French Creole :) Full of jazz, art, bars, people trying to sell you something (take good care, some are insistant...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Magdalena7301
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

From what we understand the French Quarter was the only place to stay in New Orleans for great jazz. Not so much these days and locals have advised us to go elsewhere for good music.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank debr81
Reviewed 2 days ago

There is everything for everyone, food, souvenier, there is bathroom at the end, keep you yes in your purse/ walet as it is very busy area.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank renata764
Reviewed 2 days ago

Enjoyed exploring the french quarter . Looking for breakfast though and a lot of places seemed to open late, we could only find a McDonalds open early.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Deborah B
Reviewed 2 days ago

for Americans, this is the closest thing to international travel that you'll find without having to leave the US.. great food, music and architecture

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Expatriated-traveler
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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
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20 October 2018|
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Response from LoriC1908 | Reviewed this property |
When we had a rented car, we parked at our hotel, Hilton New Orleans Riverside and just walked or took the Street Car which goes around the city.
25 September 2018|
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Response from Travels_with_Berner | Reviewed this property |
There will be most if not all shops open on Christmas. They will all likely have reduced hours however and reservations would be recommended.
Georgetta T
2 July 2018|
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Response from StlBluesTraveler | Reviewed this property |
I second JohnandJane's response. It's nothing to write home about as a venue, you'll most likely be standing, and it can become ponderously hot. But the music is excellent and shouldn't be missed if you care about such... More