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French Quarter

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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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As featured in 3 Days in New Orleans
Canal St to Esplanade Ave, Mississippi River to N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA
French Quarter
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Reviewed 14 November 2012

Glad we went, spent a day and half checking everything out. Bourbon street felt like a bunch of people out of control. Tranvestites with beer bellies, etc. drunk and wild. enjoyed the rest of french quarter but frankly was glad to move to the commercial...More

Thank nadineVa
Reviewed 13 November 2012

If you like panhandlers, ripoffs, over priced food and drinks, then this is your place. I have one or two places on the edge, like Frenchman St., that I will return to, but you can keep Bourbon and Decatur and Iberville and Birnville - and...More

Thank JeremiahF
Reviewed 13 November 2012

No other place in US that compare... Make sure you eat before you go to Bourborn street... Make sure you stay for the 3 for 1 drinks... Don't get the pizza in the Daquri shops, find one on the side streets..

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 13 November 2012

...if you're trying to drink until you puke. The bars are interesting and obviously geared at taking every cent you bring with you on your trip, and packed full of tourists. No one that lives here hangs out here. It's also probably the dirtiest place...More

Thank Amy P
Reviewed 12 November 2012

No problem getting around the French Quarter, although there is a lot of walking. But along with that there are shops to browse, houses to visit/admire, museums to visit, waterfront to lounge, river cruises, music to hear and food to taste. A wonderful place to...More

Thank brenirish
Reviewed 12 November 2012

Bourbon Street is a bit too smelly and wild for my tastes, but loved wandering the other streets seeing all the little shops, restaurants, and bars offering music. The wonderful architecture of the old homes with wrought iron balconies is charming and nice for taking...More

1  Thank Travel J
Reviewed 12 November 2012

As a tourist, i just had to see for myself. I was surprised, but then the area lived up to ist reputation.

Thank jmk5033
Reviewed 12 November 2012

If you visit NOLA you must visit the French Qt. This is the oldest neighborhood in New Orleans. French, Spanish, Creole, American - it's all here. Some of the best food is located in the quarter as well as the music. bourbon street is world...More

Thank bbeerbower
Reviewed 11 November 2012

i thought the french quarter would be like in the movies. people singing and dancing and playing music in the streets. couldn't do it here if you wanted to for all of the road construction in preparation for the super bowl. had to step over...More

1  Thank maryc46
Reviewed 11 November 2012

Start with the beignets in the morning and just keep going. Antiques and Galleries on Royal St. French Market. Cafe Du Monde. Bars/ food of all cuisines. Our family says the only way to have a bad time in the French Quarter is to stay...More

Thank indymacthedog
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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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Susan M
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Response from 393dot | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry, we used either a taxi or walked to where ever we wanted to go.
25 September 2018|
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Response from watravelinggal | Reviewed this property |
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Georgetta T
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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