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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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You can walk and shop and walk and shop, oh yeah and eat! Lots of cool shops and many unique shops to bring home souviniers. Not to mention the sounds of bands and the sights that... read more

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Chiefland, United States
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You can walk and shop and walk and shop, oh yeah and eat! Lots of cool shops and many unique shops to bring home souviniers. Not to mention the sounds of bands and the sights that can be seen in New Orleans.

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Fish Hawk, Florida, United States
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You can't go to NOLA and not visit the quarter. It's a must. All the history. The bars. The shops. If it's your first time walk Bourbon but stay away from the touristy drinks. You'll hate the next morning. But Royal is amazing. Decatur is a must. Also Frenchmans if you like live music at night.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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Lots of tourist stuff and cheap goods. Not really historical or outstanding keepsakes. They did have a few food places but I would rather get some better food near by.

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Attalla, Alabama
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Great place to people watch. Lots of interesting characters! Loads of bars and places to eat. Drinking alcohol is allowed on the streets. The architecture of the old buildings is beautiful. Love the gaslight fixtures! The only downside is the overwhelming smell of rotten garbage on Bourbon Street...All the way down! Still, we had a great time.

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We walked through here & found good eats & souvenirs. Lots of tourists. It is a must see to experience.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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I could literally walk around the French Quarter all day. The buildings are stunning and some are really unique. The local buskers are great to walk past and give this place a good atmosphere

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Cleaner than bourbon street and the music was much much better than bourbon street. Very sad lots of homeless people with dogs. We bought dog food and passed out cans to the poor babies.

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Redding, Connecticut
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Went to New Orleans for a conference so we did the touristy things such as the French Quarter. Unlikely to go again. In my view Bourbon Street is not appropriate for kids. We saw two ladies walking around topless at 8pm at night. Very smelly of body fluids...

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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People watching is great. There is just about any type of music for anyone. there are places from quiet to wild.

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So much history to this wonderful city. You could spend a week walking the French Quarter & never get bored! Lots of free shows in Washington Artillery Park!

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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 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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