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French Quarter

Canal St to Esplanade Ave, Mississippi River to N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA (French Quarter)
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Ranked #19 of 172 Attractions in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Neighborhoods, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Flea/ Street Markets
Activities: Shopping, Dining, City walk sightseeing, Walking
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Panama City Beach, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Spent a lot of time there And still didn't see everything. A lot of walking involved, but well worth the time. Loved the variety of shops and restaurants open fo extensive hours.

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Oklahoma City
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

I was in New Orleans 30 years ago and everything was so pleasant and lovely. This trip was so disappointing. I knew things would be different, but I didn't expect this. The streets were dirty; the streets were crowded. Construction was every few blocks, but that was to be expected from Katrina. However, it has been 8 year, I would... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

It was my retreat whenever I had 3 hours off. French Quarter is full of history, great architecture, lots of restaurants, boutique houses and inns, romantic cafes, street jazz (amazing experience) and other types of music... Fortune tellers, art sellers, unique souvenir shops and great hospitality!

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Wis
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

This obviously has to be experienced. The restaurants of fame which include Acme Oyster House,K-Paul,Galatoires,Antoines and Brennans.

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Boston, MA
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38 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

We hated the place the first time but gave it a second chance. Once yo made it beyond the strip clubs at the beginning of the burbon street there are a lot of nice places to go to. We really liked it in the evening when the houses were illuminated. This is the area in NO where you probably would... More

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stoughton, ma
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100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

78 square-block area, 13 blocks long and 6 blocks deep. Restaurants galore, music in the streets, art and antiques to please your heart. If you do not have a good time here you can not have a good time anywhere. You can even legally drink in the streets.

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San Diego, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

It is just a terrific place to shop, to eat, to hear jazz, and to take photos! Had Sunday Brunch at the Court of the Two Sisters, Beignets (delicious) at Cafe Du Monde, It was lots of fun. Only thing was that it was very crowded! Tons of people!

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Claymont, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Bourbon St. was fantastic. I didn't realize that the street is closed to traffic starting at 6pm. So you have the whole street to roam. The music along Bourboon St. was great, so many different kids, but mostly jazz, and that was great.

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Clinton, Tn
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This area was as expected, narrow streets, a lot of bars and restaurants. Bourbon Street on the weekend was very crowded, and smelled awful.

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Leeds
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Not sure what I was expecting. By day there were some interesting shops but at night it was full of drunks and strip clubs. The pavements are a death trap.

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