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Address: Canal St to Esplanade Ave, Mississippi River to N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA
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The heart and cultural center of New Orleans is the French Quarter, a...

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.

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Wow...what a fun place to wander around

There is so much history and culture in New Orleans, and the French Quarter is where most of it started off. Wandering the streets, watching the interesting people, popping into... read more

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There is so much history and culture in New Orleans, and the French Quarter is where most of it started off. Wandering the streets, watching the interesting people, popping into the interesting bars, restaurants, and shops makes the experience a hoot. It's a bucket list destination.

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Collierville
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If you like a hard party atmosphere Bourbon street is for you. But I prefer a little less risqué entertainment, so we visited other portions of the French Quarter. Loved all the artist and performers in the area and the beignets were amazing.

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wonderful with so much to be seen and do from the wonderful praline shops to mask shops to amazing eateries. Plus there are plenty of parades to enjoy. The locals use any excuse to have a parade. I just enjoyed St. Patrick's Day parade and the St. Joseph's Italian Day parade all in one night. Lots of fun here and... More 

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Homosassa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What an amazing time and so much to do and see. Educational, inspiring and fun! The food was amazing and the ghost/vampire tour with Lord Chaz was so cool! He's the best!

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Gorey, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a wonderful couple of hours, hearing the whole history of New Orleans, given by Stephen (Medina). Very interesting and we covered a lot of ground. History is fascinating. THANK YOU STEPHEN!

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Youngstown, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

When in NOLA, one must wander the streets of the French Quarter. Besides the bars and beads, there is SO much history in this area. The buildings are an awe to see and the history behind them is even more interesting. Every time I go to the French quarter, there is always something more to see and do.

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Ft. Lauderdale
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Like no place else anywhere. Soak it in and enjoy. Crazy, fun, crowded etc. Just have fun. Something for everyone.

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Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Am not a shopper but this place has EVERYTHING. Could spend a full day here eating, drinking and shopping with no problem!! Highly recommend

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Mandeville, Louisiana
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We were in town for some of the Spring Fiesta events including a walking tour and a home/ garden tour in the French quarter this past weekend, it is also going next weekend. For me, I could do without Bourbon Street, but the rest of the French Quarter has very nice restaurants, shops, art galleries, and history to explore. It... More 

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Kenner, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I was surprised to see all the new food vendors since my previous visit. Sadly, i learned the Margaritaville restaurant was closed. Walk along the river or take the trolley fown to the Aquarium.

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French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.
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