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Address: 615 Pere Antoine Alley, New Orleans, LA 70116
Phone Number: 800-800-0550
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Activities: City walk sightseeing, Arts and crafts
Description: Fun area with street painters, musicians and jugglers.
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Good New Orleans Jazz area

there is a good music vibe here. We heard 3 good jazz bands playing at the same time. Also, Jackson Square is surrounded by shops and restaurants and,of course, the St Louis... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Schererville, Indiana, United States
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Schererville, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

there is a good music vibe here. We heard 3 good jazz bands playing at the same time. Also, Jackson Square is surrounded by shops and restaurants and,of course, the St Louis Cathedral.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

This is the heart of the French quarters. A must see to wonder around and people watching. If you are hungry, swing by cafe du monde!

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pensacola
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Take your time and walk the Square a couple of times. There is a lot of ART... but if you want something authentic...buy some Folk Art... usually made with wood etc from New Orleans.

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Woking, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Slightly smaller than I expected but well worth a walk around. There are street entertainers , Jazz musicians and stalls selling all sorts. There were a lot of school trips when we were there. All well behaved. We walked along the path by the Mississippi. A good walk. Enjoy

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

I found myself in Jackson Square while wandering the French Quarter and really enjoyed it. You'll find street performers, local musicians, tarot card readers and fortune tellers. It was a lot of fun and felt like a unique "NOLA" experience! It's quite "touristy" (big groups of tours walking by, etc.) but if you don't mind that, you'll really enjoy Jackson... More 

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Foster City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

When you tire of walking the French Quarter, grab a refreshment from a street vendor and rest under a shade tree in this lovely park across the street from the Cathedral. When we were there we witnessed a wedding party and traditional wedding parade - all great fun!

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Dublin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We were with my 92 yr. old father and it was too crowded to safely walk the area with him. The restaurants were packed with a long wait list.

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Amsterdam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Great spots here for eating and listening to Jazz musicians on the street. Muriel's and Cafe Pontalba are very good. Fab area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Great daytime entertainment watching artists and looking at unique crafts with indoor shops all the way around. Check out the church for a cool break. You'll find the the most activity near the end of the week. Which is fun.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The grounds were beautifully kept and with all the local artists all around the outside and the entertainers, it was quite the place to spend a few hours!!

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