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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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There is so much to do in the French Quarter. Whether it's taking in the sights, looking at street art, walking tours, restaurants or drinking on Bourbon Street, there is... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There is so much to do in the French Quarter. Whether it's taking in the sights, looking at street art, walking tours, restaurants or drinking on Bourbon Street, there is something here for everyone of every age.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Everyone in New Orleans is nice and very welcoming. Live music everywhere, great food. I suggest do not go to Brennen's for a bananas foster unless you are traveling with another person. Brennen's won't serve one person, this was the only place that was not welcoming or hospitable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My cousin has been visiting this past week so of course I took him to the Quarter. A great place to walk around, the food and shopping are amazing, and don't forget about all the local entertainment. Thumbs up!

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Buffalo, New York
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Don't be misled into believing that Bourbon street = the French quarter; nothing could be further from the truth.The oldest neighborhood in NOLA has something for everyone if you're willing to slow down and find it. There are plenty of bars, restaurants and touristy shops, but don't overlook the numerous antique shops and art galleries. Chartres St has an eclectic... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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Don't expect it to smell good. It doesn't. It reeks at times. Don't expect it be a place where everyone is overly gracious. They aren't. They are good southern folks but busy. But expect it to be fun, full of surprises and memorable. I love the French Quarter. The food is tremendous and so varied. The shops have from high... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you're a tourist in New Orleans, you want to see the French Quarter, and probably stay there too. The architecture, the food, the tours, the music (everywhere!), the street performers, the shops, the streetcars -- it's all here. Bourbon Street can be raucous, raunchy, and overwhelming, but Frenchman Street, Decatur Street, Royal Street, and others are charming and fun.... More 

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Walking up and down Bourbon St you will see everything nothing held back here and the later you go the more outrageous it gets, a great people watching street, watch out for panhandling and drunks, they are everywhere but for the most part police are close by to provide for a safe day or night

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We stayed at Hotel Mazarin in the French Quarter.Right around the corner was Burbon Street. During the night they close the street for cars. So much music, food, and different activities all night. It is a great experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wandering around the French Quarter takes a bit of cash (for drinks) and a great pair of walking shoes. We loved to stay in the middle of Bourbon Street to avoid the filth on the sides of the streets a tad.

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We ended up going in the afternoon so it was quite as crazy just yet. If your someone who enjoys the quieter side of things then go in the afternoon. The shops were very festive and fun. Lots of humorous items in stores but not intended for the young. Will go back but only during the day and not at... More 

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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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