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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 #16 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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Mabank
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

If you like to people watch, this is the place to do it. Just go into one of the many bars, find a seat, listen to jazz and watch all different kinds of people. You will see people from all around the world.

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Vancouver, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Great place to have drinks and eat. Many fine restaurants at reasonable prices. Music playing all the time and bars are competing with each other to get your business. Safe and fairly clean.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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15 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The French Quarter was a fun sight to see. We stayed at a hotel here for 6 nights. The nightlife is something to see, but PLEASE DO NOT TAKE YOUR KIDS! This is a fairly raunchy area and there is much adult only activity taking place right out on the streets. There are also many, many homeless people, as well... More

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Prairieville, Louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

usual crowd for French Quarter and New Orleans night life, although not as crowded as usual. You definitely would not want to bring your young children here at night.

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indiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

If you have never been to the french quarter in N.O. you are missing a piece of cultural history with there old and quaint buildings and jackson square is a must see along with the church there,beautiful, if your around the french quarter at night just be aware of your surroundings and you will be allright ...

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Santee, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

we walked allover the French Quarter and explored the antique shops on Royal St. The great Jackson Square. We enjoyed the nightlife on Bourbon St. Although it was a sleazy the music was mostly rock it was fun.

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Traffic is terrible and it is about impossible to find any parking. Go to the pay lot and be prepared to pay out big. $30 to $50 depending how long you park. The water front area is crazy busy so just pay and enjoy!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We are over 65. We did use a taxi service to fravel from a hotel on Canal street to the 700 block of Bourbon Street. Be aware that the taxi sevice is a timed service. If there is a lot of traffic on the French Quarter Streets, you will pay for the delays. Bourbon street was well patrolled.We were there... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We spent nearly the entire week in the French Quarter. I loved the music, hospitality, food, drink, architecture, and history (including religious). Although I'm always up for a good party--and Bourbon Street at night is one huge party--, the tasteless excesses along Bourbon Street after dark were too much for me. (Some people actually had their children there late at... More

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Beebe, Arkansas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Purposely did not visit at Mardi gras time. The streets were filthy. People puking on the sidewalk. Lots of beggars and pan handlers. Glad I had a cold so I could not smell everything.

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