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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 #17 of 171 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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Frisco
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Well the jello shots were good, but everyone was so toasted after the red dress run that it just did not seem safe here even with all the police. The streets were trashed and I really did not appreciate the girls in the strip bars trying to grab my guy every two doors we passed. My advice here is watch... More

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CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Lots of fantastic music and crowds of people young and old. Evangelists in the middle of the street calling out to sinners to repent as people pass by with fishbowls of some drink!! Its a bucket list experience and all of the restuants are outstanding!!

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Oeiras, Portugal
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Definitely the Quarter that makes New Orleans so special. Great ambiance, colonial architecture, music all around.

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Toronto, Canada
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153 reviews 153 reviews
122 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Excellent visit for us and the kids. Kids tries Cajun alligator hot dogs for the first time and loved it. Unique experience for them. Mind you parking is expensive here.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Stayed in the french quarter and walked around in the evenings. I am glad they block the streets so that no cars can drive. There are so many people walking around! If you are out too late, there is no telling what you will see! The later it gets, the more bizare it gets!

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Akron, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

this was a very exciting place to visit. lots of fun things to see the people watching was great. Lots of great food and entertainment.

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Northern California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

People watching, listening to the music and looking at the old establishments was interesting and fun.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

New Orleans is a city unto itself. I love it and always enjoy visiting. The summers get really hot but the spring and fall are the best times to visit. The atmosphere is unique and the people are usually friendly and quite the characters. Everyone should visit at least once and see as much as you can. The only down... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Take the time to ride the street car to the French Quarter and then walk around is you really experience the flavor of New Orleans! The shopping, the food and the live entertainment are a must experience!

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Kingston, New York
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

I didn't know what to expect when we were walking down Bourbon Street. It's everything and more. The music, the charm, the history and the fun!! Although there were women completely naked and spray painted silver walking the streets charging people to take pictures with them, which didn't bother me, but there were many families there with their young children... More

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