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French Quarter

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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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Great pace to stroll

Spent quite a bit of time walking around the French Quarter. We were there right before Mardi Gras so the crowds weren't awful. Enjoyed small bands playing in the streets. Great... read more

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Syracuse, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spent quite a bit of time walking around the French Quarter. We were there right before Mardi Gras so the crowds weren't awful. Enjoyed small bands playing in the streets. Great people watching. Lots of good food and bars.

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

OK this place is crazy during Carnival season but it's must see for any visit to New Orleans. Iconic architecture, live music, a street party everyday. Ask a local where to get the best Cajun cuisine and avoid the tourist spots. Parades daily leading up to Mardi Gras. If it's not on your bucket list, it should be. Unique Americana... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fun place , great food, music, atmosphere. Lots of friendly , happy characters. Would definitely return!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Love the Big Easy Great food wonderful sites and romantic to a fault! Can't wait to our next visit. Spent our honeymoon here forty nine years ago and it never fails to live up to its reputation!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A must see if you are in New Orleans, but touristy. Don't limit your visit to the French Quarter only

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My first visit to the French Quarter was back in the mid-1980s. All up and down the street or clubs small clubs each one with a different type of live music being played. Not so much any band you ever heard of but all quality local musicians it made the French Quarter special. Now let's move forward to 2017. More... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were really looking forward to coming here but it's such a letter down due to all the drunk tourists. The architecture is a breath a fresh air though and very pretty. Just avoid that one Street in particular lined with bars and strip clubs. We felt we were at a meat market. Didn't stop once.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have never been to New orleans before in my entire life, and to be honest, i won't come back. The old French buildings are beautiful even they are not well preserved. But the rest is just a rip off. Everywhere laud Music and bars, thats it. Crazy, drunk and homeless People everywhere. Is that really what makes New Orleans... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It smells like pee and throw up by the end of the night, but with a cleaning department that puts Disney to shame it is bright and shiny the next day. You have to have a hurricane, stop by the oldest bar in NO, and sing karaoke. Great time, even with the smell...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Interesting shops, buildings and people watching. A unique city experience. We taste tested various pepper sauces, listened to music in front of the cathedral, and casually dropped into various shops. The shops near the French market have more unique items, but everyone needs a T-shirt

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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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