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Address: 615 Pere Antoine Alley, New Orleans, LA 70116-3234
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Fun area with street painters, musicians and jugglers.

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A garden spot in the heart of the French Quarter

Located next to the St Louis Cathedral & surrounded by a wrought iron fence, Jackson Square offers well tended gardens and a pleasant contrast to the bustling streets of the... read more

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Anchorage, Alaska
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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Located next to the St Louis Cathedral & surrounded by a wrought iron fence, Jackson Square offers well tended gardens and a pleasant contrast to the bustling streets of the French Quarter... An easy way to get here is via the street cars which travel along the riverside (hop off, then stroll a short way, using the Cathedral as a... More 

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Lake Mary, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was a nice day walking around. There is a lot to see and do. Food, street performers and vendors.

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Kirtland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the starting point of every tour I give of the French Quarter to my friends (not a pro tour ) We walk the square which orients you to the feel of New Orleans and then head across the street to Cafe Du Monde for beinets and a latte.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Pretty green square, with benches and shady spots inside (and a few homeless people). The square is fenced, and local artists stand at the fence and sell their stuff. There are also a few fortune tellers, and even henna artists, at times. The Cabildo and the Presbitere are right next to the cathedral. On the other side from the cathedral... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am a local. This is a must see. Enjoy the art and beautiful views. There is local art to purchase. A few insider tips for downtown or really anywhere in New Orleans: Stick to the main tourist areas, especially at night. I'd suggest traveling in pairs or packs at night. Also, locals do not believe in cross walks, so... More 

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Waterloo, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The square was everything it always is with the horses and mules, artists and fellow tourists. Christmas just makes it brighter and more festive.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Between the Mississippi River and St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square is New Orleans. Great food, local art, and the French Quarter just steps away. A must see and feel when visiting the Crescent City

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Often musicians out front and activities within the church to see and hear. Great spot to people watch. Unfortunately right now a lot of construction going on so not as interesting as usual.

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful garden/square area. Great for people watching and to just soak up the buzz that is New Orleans. I recommend you go to Cafe Du Monde (which near the SE corner of the square) get your self some beignets and coffee to go, and just chill in the square and enjoy the day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Jackson Square is a great place to wander looking at local artists and listening to local musicians. You can also visit various psychics and tarot card readers. Off the square near the river is Cafe du Monde a MUST! Worth about an hour of walking around, looking and listening.

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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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