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This is part of the heart of New Orleans. It's near the French Quarter, the Mississippi River, and the beautiful St. Louis Cathedral. There is a lot going on outside the area, but inside is peaceful and a good place to relax.
Jackson Square offered a peak at the history of the French Quarter. Grounds were well maintained. It was not crowded during our visit. We would have liked to see more local artists. Many street entertainers surrounded the square; we did not care for the extremely...More
I love walking around the Square and viewing all the art by local artist. They hang it on the fence and sell it to the tourist. You usually can find the Lucky Dog vendor standing on a corner near the cathedral. You have to try...More
In the French Quarter but it seems like miles away from Bourbon Street, at least it did the night I was strolling around trying to take a break from the madness of the Bourbon Street throngs.
Street performers, artists, shops and a very pretty square...More
Walking around Jackson Square is an experience. There is an eclectic assortment of entertainment - the gardens are beautiful; the musicians make the square a real treat and if you want to know your future there a several tarot card readers that may fit your...More
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.
We purchased the Hop On Hop Off 3-day pass that included two "free" tours. Did the French Quarter and Garden District tours, both of which were very informative. Otherwise, one of the carriage rides is also relaxing and... More
We purchased the Hop On Hop Off 3-day pass that included two "free" tours. Did the French Quarter and Garden District tours, both of which were very informative. Otherwise, one of the carriage rides is also relaxing and informative.