This .66 square mile (78 square block) area was established 295 years ago (1718). It is 3 feet above sea level and is bordered on the east by the Mississippi River and on the south by Canal Street. In the heart is historic Jackson Square with the St. Louis Cathedral and the venerable statue of Andrew Jackson on horseback. Some of the famous restaurants and bars are Cafe du Monde (Chickory coffe and beignets), Brennans (bananas foster), Pat Obriens, etctera. There are numerous live music bars, and interesting shops. The river walk is wonderful. The paddlewheeler "Natchez" is right there. I'd book a hotel in the area because parking is expensive.
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