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Address: Canal St to Esplanade Ave, Mississippi River to N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA
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Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping, Dining, Walking
Description: 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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Stayed in the French quarter on royal street and loved its

Royal street is wonderful by day and night ,lovely galleries interesting shops , live music every block amazing architecture Central to everything .... delightful

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Royal street is wonderful by day and night ,lovely galleries interesting shops , live music every block amazing architecture Central to everything .... delightful

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Dallas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed the history of the French Quarter. As I walked through the Quarter, I thought of those that walked the same streets more than 200 years ago.

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Columbia, MD
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70 reviews 70 reviews
30 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

The first time we came to New Orleans was probably 30 years ago. We stayed at a B&B at the edge of the French Quarter. When we came back from our first visit to the famous area, I asked the clerk at the desk, "Was Bourbon Street always so sleazy." He answered, "Oh no, it used to be much worse."... More 

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slidell, la
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

You need to wander the quarter, not schedule time and a list of places. The fun here is to just find the stuff you are interested in and like with no agenda or timetable. AND GET OFF BOURBON STREET TO FIND THE BEST OF ALL THINGS!

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Memphis, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

I was able to find a parking garage in the quarter, although the price was a little steep it was worth it. The ONLY bad thing about my experience was the absolute rudeness of almost all of the taxi drivers to "out of town" drivers. They are rude to the extreme for no good reason.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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163 reviews 163 reviews
72 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

This area is vibrant and crowded with tourists, street performers, scam artists, homeless people, artists, addicts and families. The stores are filled with shirts and beads and everything else that focus on alcohol consumption and objectification of women. There are lots of inappropriate things for kids to see here, some even geared towards kids (like the Hello Kitty that has... More 

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Bedford
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Everything withing walking distance, food, drink,music, shopping, museums, parks, market, aquarium, & riverboat.

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howelldw
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83 reviews 83 reviews
23 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Obtain a walking tour printed guide. There are many shops and museums throughout the quarter. Start at Jackson Square and see where the Louisiana Purchase was signed and branch out from there. There is plenty to see and do, without setting foot on Bourbon St. Don't bring or Rent a car. Parking in the quarter is $30 a day usually... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Well worth fighting the crowds - great restaurants and activities!! Can't wait to return - a few days isn't enough to do it all!

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Illinois
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105 reviews 105 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

This entire area is very walkable and easy to get around. It provides tons of great restaurants, shopping, and art galleries. It's a must when visiting NOLA.

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