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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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Everything I Hoped For

I had wanted to travel to NOLA for years, but didn't because I didn't think I would enjoy it traveling with children. I waited until the kids were grown and don't regret it one... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Alexandria, VA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

I had wanted to travel to NOLA for years, but didn't because I didn't think I would enjoy it traveling with children. I waited until the kids were grown and don't regret it one bit. It was everything that I hoped it would be. It was so alive and displayed a wide swath of humanity! Great for people watching, great... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

The French Quarter lives up to its name. It's tawdry and fun and unique and dirty and inspirational, but at night, it can become dangerous. Hop in a cab after midnight.

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Tecumseh
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

I imagined something very different than what I found at the French Quarter. Its very seedy. We visited Bourbon Street after dark, but left soon because there are big signs warning people to walk in large groups. We left, were afraid. Returned the next day to find the area is very dirty. There are only seedy souvenir shops, houses, with... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

I LOVE the French Quarter. You never get a bad meal, cops are helpful & unique shops. Yes, I am a regular here & there is always something new to see & do. I can't get enough of the French Quarter

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

The atmosphere here is fabulous there is so much going on bands and music playing everywhere an abundance of art shops plenty of eating and drinking places excellent selection of food we saw street performers and three wedding parties dancing down the streets

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East Schodack, New York
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128 reviews 128 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Every Street in the Quarter has something to offer. I was not a big fan of Bourbon Street as it tends to smell and be too busy. Every corner has live music, good food, and great drinks.

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Dayton, Ohio
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

So, don't go down bourbon st with your young boys. They will get an eyeful which will make for interesting "what I did on spring break" essays. That would include naked ladies and drunks before noon!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

We stayed here and spent most of our time here during our trip to New Orleans - it is such an amazing mix of fun nightlife and historic architecture --- I would really recommend it to anyone as the base for a trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

We loved the walking tours we went on but maneuvering the cracked and uneven sidewalks was a bit tricky. Since New Orleans is built on what the tour guide called "mashed potatoes" the sidewalks are in a state of constant disrepair.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

If you travel to New Orleans and do not visit the French Quarter you will be doing yourself a serious disservice. It's a must see! My recommendation, however, would be to stroll down Bourbon Street once during the day, and once in the evening, just to experience it. Otherwise, avoid Bourbon Street like the plague and you will enjoy New... More 

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