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Address: New Orleans, LA

A charming historic district of New Orleans dating back to the early 1800s.

A charming historic district of New Orleans dating back to the early 1800s.

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A GREAT escape from the noisy, crowded, touristy French Quarter

The area is certainly up and coming with new bars and great restaurants. One may feel the neighborhood is a bit seedy, but it is safe. There is alot of restoration going on and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ron W
Wilton Manors, Florida
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Wilton Manors, Florida
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45 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The area is certainly up and coming with new bars and great restaurants. One may feel the neighborhood is a bit seedy, but it is safe. There is alot of restoration going on and you can tell this will be the NEW place to be.

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The other reviews of FM speak to all that is so right on with this side of NOLA. From the best music to the best BBQ (see The Joint reviews) all set amidst architecture that matched the late October 2016 weather...oh so Caribbean. Just perfect. You gotta go here! Highly recommend you take the Free Tours By Foot 2 hour... More 

Muskegon, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

This area is kind of where the locals go at night type of area. It is right next to the French Quarter and has a lot of nightlife and shopping, just not quite as fast as the FQ. Check it out!

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Maleny, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

This was an area we went to on our bike tour.It gave us a real feel for more of New Orleans than just the touristy parts around bourbon stree,

New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

When you've had it with the unruly crowds in the Quarter and you think you'' just die if you have to step over one more body on the sidewalk (or worse), then head a few blocks over to FM (and it's kid sister, Bywater). Here you will find truly fun bars, excellent music venues, small galleries, delicious coffee shops, and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

Block after block of traditional wooden houses, with little traffic or noise and even less pretension. I stayed at an Airbnb shotgun house on Dauphine Street and thoroughly enjoyed being in this area. Drinks and cheap eats can be had at Mimi's nearby.

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Tempe, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

If you are looking for something close to the French Quarter for an AirBNB then this would be a great neighborhood to check out. Lovely to walk through though with anywhere in NOLA, it's not recomended to walk anywhere on an empty street late at night.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Really interesting neighborhood to explore on foot, interesting and colorful houses, wonderful local bars and restaurants; has a real arts community feel to it.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

We used an AirBnB on Chartres St.....less than a French Quarter hotel but with full kitchen, living room, free parking, free bottled water, a good bottle of French wine, and a nice courtyard, plus friendly and helpful hosts....doesn't get better than that....oh, wait, yes it does....the Frenchman St. clubs are half block away....wonderful, wonderful

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Chelsea, Michigan
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18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Wrapping up my trip NO by visiting the Marigny turned out to be a fantastic idea. The neighborhood offers so much: a cool vibe, cool bars/restaurants and best of all, music. If the latter is what you're up for, you'll not be disappointed. I walked down Chartres to reach Esplanade (with my first goal to visit the Old US Mint/jazz... More 

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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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