The French Quarter was everything I hoped it would be in general. From jazz bars and restaurants to craft shops and a touch of witchcraft and voodoo, there is something for everyone. The only thing I would say is avoid Bourbon St at night. Although we didn't see any trouble, some people might find the drunken rowdiness and strip bars both unappealing and threatening; certainly it was the only time I felt the need to be alert to any threats. However as a woman I generally found the French Quarter to be chilled out, accepting and friendly, and I felt quite safe.