Jackson Square

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Jackson Square

Jackson Square
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Fun area with street painters, musicians and jugglers.
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Neighborhood: 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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luv2cruise2
Picton, Canada542 contributions
Feb 2022 • Solo
Beautiful bustling place on a warm Saturday afternoon. I was fortunate enough to be there after a wedding had taken place and the flowers in the cathedral were beautiful even though there was scaffolding. It was nice to see the bride and groom outside with their wedding party and glasses of champagne and one of the bands was there too. Recently on a cruise, I heard that there's a statue of Christ behind the cathedral and at night the reflection casts onto the back of the cathedral which looks nice.

Across the street from Jackson Square is a Cafe du Monde you can get beignets if you're so inclined looks to be a long line whenever I saw it.

I was so glad I got to see Jackson Square on this trip.
Written February 15, 2022
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samjohn2002
Durham, NH71 contributions
Apr 2022
Lovely area near Cafe Du Monde and on the edge of the French Quarter. It was a lovely open air park, with artists and musicians on the side, as well as people doing readings. We were there around 10: 30ish on a Friday morning, so it wasn't packed at all and the weather was lovely that day. People were friendly and the grounds were well kept.
Written May 2, 2022
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L S
16 contributions
Mar 2022
A great place to observe tourists and local musicians. A brass band had fun playing one afternoon and people wandering about were nodding their heads and tapping to the beat.

The church is historic and beautiful.

Centrally located and fun to wander in.
Written March 18, 2022
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craig1086
Atlanta, GA704 contributions
Apr 2022
Jackson Square is a decent-sized park located in the French Quarter. You can get a picturesque view if you go over to the waterfront platform stage where the stone cannon statue is. The Square was super busy due to tourists all over the place for French Quarter Fest. The church there is the same, and normally there are art vendors around all sides of the square selling their pieces. Since it was FQF, there were live musicians playing in the square, as well as over on the waterfront. If you're here, go ahead and stop by Café Du Monde for those notable beignets and coffee. If you're strolling through, just slide on over to Bourbon St. & hit one of the bars(I'd recommend The Swamp).
Written April 26, 2022
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Dallas, TX213 contributions
Mar 2022
Jackson Square is a tourist trap, full of souvenir shops, a church, artists, people selling and shopping, and Cafe Du Monde right across the street. It’s a nice park—full of benches to sit and relax and a nice place to walk around.
Scenery 🌳: 5/5
Shopping 🛍: 4/5
I even bought this cute little trumpet!
Written March 17, 2022
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borrum
London, UK963 contributions
Apr 2022

Jackson Square is a National Historic Landmark in the centre of New Orleans French Quarter. At its centre is a bronze statue of Andrew Jackson, hero of the 1815 Battle of New Orleans, and subsequently the 7th US President.

Every year the Square attracts a host of visitors. Artists display their work on the outside of the iron fence. Tourists and locals often have their portrait drawn in this remarkable “open-air studio.” Another option is to partake of coffee and beignets from a nearby cafe, and to enjoy “people watching”in the Square.



Written April 5, 2022
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Randy M
17 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Always entertaining. Always new. A street performers jazz band drew a large crowd when we were there. Plenty of benches to relax in quiet or watch people/ performers. St Louis Cathedral, Cafe du Monde and ever changing free entertainment. Puts tourist traps to shame
Written January 7, 2022
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Sarah D
De Pere, WI75 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
Very interesting area lots of little shops surround the area. The square itself is clean and easy to take pictures. Performers, tarot cards readers, artists, surrounded the outside. The weather was very windy so I think it was at much smaller volume.
Written March 22, 2022
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Judith Hammerschmidt
Durham, NC32 contributions
Apr 2022
Jackson Square always has something going. On our visit, it was a dance troop that brought people up from the audience. Three little kids had the best time mimicking the dance moves. On a bright and sunny day there is always an art show. Just charming!
Written April 6, 2022
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Carla C
Clearwater, FL46 contributions
Jun 2021
We visited New Orleans during the month of June. Jackson Square is definitely one of the top attractions to visit in NOLA, and it was totally worth visiting! The city of New Orleans was ruled by the French and by the Spanish before the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. The Spanish influence is reflected in the colonial Spanish architecture such as in this beautiful cathedral. The surrounding area was clean and though it was a bit crowded, we were able to take great pictures and record videos without having a multitude of people in the background. There was live music and local vendors when we visited, and we loved every second of this trip!! We will definitely return!! :)

Side Note: I did not visit Jackson Square after 6pm, apparently there are a lot of homeless around the area after that time. We walked around Jackson Square on different days around 1-4pm, and we did not see a lot of homeless around the cathedral.
Written August 8, 2021
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