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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 #18 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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Philadelphia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
34 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I found the French Quarter to be more enjoyable than places such as Las Vegas. There is so much history packed in one small area. And the concentration of restaurants, bars, shops, art galleries is incredible. If you love to eat, drink and shop, this is the place.

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Champaign, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Visiting the legendary French Quarter is a must for everyone who enjoys mixing history and fun. We had a great time exploring the Quarter. There is something for everyone. Great music, dancing, singing, shopping, food and things that you just have to see for yourself. Be open and remember this is a very old piece of our great nation. I... More

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Hesperia, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Crazy, loud and fun Lots of food and drink and lots of shops to enjoy. So much to see and do. Some places a little over the top, but a fun place to visit.

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The French Quarter gets all the buzz, so everyone goes there. The truth is there are bars galore, lots of tourists, most of them drunk. It's a party. If you're looking for music, it's not the best place, although we thoroughly enjoyed the jazz at Maison Bourbon. Be prepared for the occasional con artist, strippers-professional and amateur, and a whole... More

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Hastings Michigan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

There are quirky stores, beautiful architecture, and very interesting people! There are so many cultures and mixed together in a great blend.

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Lake Toxaway, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

It is still a little dirty and loud, but no other place like it! Love to visit, even if I wouldn't want to live there full time!

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Tarpon Springs, Florida, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Daytime is fun to walk thru the shops and enjoy the street dancers. Take a buggy tour is very informative even for teens. The music can be heard from café seating outside the bars. I found the atmosphere change around 4 pm and people dressed for the evening street style started to be not suitable for children under 16. Unless... More

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Central Point, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We liked EVERYTHING about it! The shops, the restaurants, the music, the architecture, Decature Street, Marie Laveau's House of Voodoo, Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop, Flea Market, Steamboat Natchez and walking along the Mississippi just to name a few things we LOVED!

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

One of the most interesting places I have traveled to. Plenty to see. Lots of shopping, lots of good places to eat. Lot of places to stop and get a drink and people watch.

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Berea, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Lots of history. We recommend taking several of the many tours offered in the area. Phantom Tours were great. If you are not a party animal, visit during the day from noon- about 6 pm. Lots of amazing shops and art galleries not to mention food food food.

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