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French Quarter

Open Now: 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
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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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Reviewed today

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mike E
Reviewed yesterday

a must do while in new orleans . there are several streets down there that need several hours to see on there own

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank eaterofallthingsgood
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SusanG390
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TravelBugz777
Reviewed yesterday

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank hoyeth
Reviewed yesterday

There is no place in America that looks and feels like this. We enjoyed our stroll and listening to music on the streets.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 31sherriw
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank KatBugs
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My parents and my husband and I were in the area for a family wedding. Enjoyed the sites and sounds of the night. It was busy night due to Phillips Eagles were in town for football game.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank amm2975
Reviewed 2 days ago

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. The Quarter...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 875richarde
Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank paubaner
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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
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January 15, 2019|
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Response from WPLandry | Reviewed this property |
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
December 23, 2018|
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Response from chickenboo2 | Reviewed this property |
Both. Daytime is a bit calmer, early morning is less busy. Nighttime is busy and a lot more performers I think.
December 17, 2018|
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Response from highflyr50 | Reviewed this property |
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