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The heart and cultural center of New Orleans is the French Quarter, a must-see for its high energy, rich history, diverse architecture, music, street performers, renowned jazz clubs, lively nightlife and the finest art galleries and restaurants in...more
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The Quarter should be on everyone's bucket list.
From the history to the music to the bars to the food to the galleries, I would suggest it is impossible to not find something of interest here. I could spend a month here and still find...More
I actually think the Vieux Carré is cleaner and more upscale than when we visited 20 years ago. Jackson Square was very pleasant.
We weren’t happy to see someone come up and try to scam a fellow who was sitting on a bench near us....More
Interesting place to visit mainly at night for bourbon street area. This place doesn’t close so it’s one big party. Good for a walk around, nice food and huge drinks ! Well priced for drinks and plenty of alcoholic slushies & giant beers. We did...More
Many bars, cafes, and shops in the French Quarter. Many of the cafes have live jazz playing. Less crowded during the day, unless it is a holiday like Mardi Gras, New Years, or big football games like the Sugar Bowl. There are also vegetables in...More
So much history, food, shops and decay. The French Quarter is both beautiful and disappointing.
Charming shops, restaurants and courtyards are interspersed with dingy bars, loud entertainment and inebriated patrons at all hours of the day.
Quality restaurants abound as do shops, for a variety...More
New Orleans is not just the French Quarter, and the French Quarter is not all of New Orleans. Look at a map. Got that?
Bourbon Street is just not the French Quarter. The French Quarter is not just Bourbon Street. Got that? Onward.
This place is really different than rest of the USA, old French style buildings, vintage streets and happening night life. Even walking through the Barboun street and across the area is worth. We went during Christmas so the buildings has their own lightings with old...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.
If you are only planning to visit New Orleans, 3-5 days is plenty. I disagree with some of the other comments, especially staying on Bourbon Street. That's fun for nightlife, but nothing more. You'll want to visit the... More
If you are only planning to visit New Orleans, 3-5 days is plenty. I disagree with some of the other comments, especially staying on Bourbon Street. That's fun for nightlife, but nothing more. You'll want to visit the historic sites. The aquarium and zoo are both some of the best I've visited (in the world). The WWII museum is incredible, if you enjoy history. It's very hot at that time of year, so just be prepared to experience high heat and high humidity. I visit several times a year, so if you have any other questions, just ask!
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The city will be quiet that day with folks returning to work and regular routines. Traffic will be normal, but streets will still be in need of deep cleaning. I’d think you’d be fine to arrive that day, but airports will be... More
The city will be quiet that day with folks returning to work and regular routines. Traffic will be normal, but streets will still be in need of deep cleaning. I’d think you’d be fine to arrive that day, but airports will be crowded with people leaving. Restaurant waits should be short, as most visitors leave town that day. If you could wait a day or two later, it might be better for you.