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

This was an awesome place to stop and take pictures. The Today show was filming across the street that day so it was a bit crowded but beautiful.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank plkj7752
Reviewed today

Okay, it's a tourist trap, but still nice to visit. Lots of beggars and buskers. Some of the street artists are very talented. A nice bit of history once you look past the bust crowds.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank calvinater1
Reviewed today

Beautiful, fun place to be! Enjoyed the views, sights and sounds. Cafe Du Monde was AMAZING! People watching in NOLA in the best!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Vanessa F
Reviewed today via mobile

Shop vendors and watch street performers surrounding Jackson Square. Go inside the Cathedral, museums, and eat dinner at many restaurants. Start with breakfast and coffee or finish with dessert at Cafe Du Monde.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Melissa W
Reviewed today

This charming area was not crowded and allowed you to see some of old New Orleans and visit the church.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 31sherriw
Reviewed yesterday

This is where NOLA began and where it continues to impress the world. The equestrian statue of Andrew Jackson is the centerpiece and it is surrounded by classic historic New Orleans architecture - restaurants and shops - and the magnificent St. Louis Cathedral and the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Robert S
Reviewed yesterday

I was at Caroling in Jackson Square a week or so before Christmas--it is normally the Sunday before Christmas. A Beautiful night and Wonderful Singing. A Great mix of locals and tourists.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank otthowell
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

So much Culture, lots to see , street vendors, shops Resturant’s , I love walking the area , parking isn’t all that great

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank msv504
Reviewed yesterday

We where there the week before Christmas and found out that a public Candle Light Christmas Caroling is done every year for the last 74 years in the square. A must due if you ever find yourself there.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TonyT1628
Reviewed yesterday

Jackson Square is another of NOLA's "if you ain't been there, you ain't been nowhere" stops. Arts, crafts, mimes, living statues, street performers, and street music. New Orleans Jazz anywhere from full-on traditional to... Violin playing New Orleans Jazz? Been there, seen that. Little 6...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 875richarde
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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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December 12, 2018|
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Response from RichardT652 | Reviewed this property |
Don’t know any goof things near or at Square . French Markets nearby and they contain some interesting stalls as well as lots of food retailers . You could consider a paddle steamer cruise or one of the guided walking tours... More
October 9, 2018|
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Response from 63coryr | Reviewed this property |
It’s $40 a person no reservation required just hop on and ride. Ours was an hour and included a visit to the cemetery and a great tour guide named Brandon. Well worth it!
July 24, 2018|
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Response from 63mimi | Reviewed this property |
Hi. The actual park is open 8-6 every day. Have fun 😀