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Bywater Historic District

New Orleans, LA 70117 (Bywater)
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Ranked #114 of 166 attractions in New Orleans
Description: A quiet, swampy neighborhood downriver from the French Quarter.
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Sydney, Australia
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216 reviews 216 reviews
70 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Away from the tourist areas and just felt like home-houses, restaurants and pubs all side by side in an avant garde area-just go and be surprised at the lack of tourists and the wonderful vibe down here

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Kiev, Ukraine
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

This neighborhood is THE neighborhood that is NOLA to this writer... So many places to visit... The Joint (best BBQ in NOLA), Elizabeth's for brunch (praline bacon), Satsuma (healthy alternative for food... and worth every minute!!), Markey's Bar (awesome bar... watch out for a Saints game there... it can get rowdy!! WHO DAT?!?!), and the jewel of the Bywater.... The... More

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pass christian ms
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Great to just walk around & see an urban area in the process of revitalization. There are lots of junque stores & good restaurants & bars. It is so much better than the Quarter.

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Mandeville, LA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

This is an old rundown neighborhood that is trying to come back to life. It still has a ways to go yet. It's basically a lot of old houses with a fresh coat of paint. Save your time and hang out in the Marigny instead.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

This remains a neighborhood of working class folks, artists, musicians, restaurant workers. A real sense of community here.

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