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The French Quarter

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  • Lauren B.
    "beignets at Cafe Du Monde."(3 Tips)
    Clayton H.
    "Love the architecture, especially on the streets other than Bourbon."(7 Tips)
    Ronald V.
    "Hand grenade and hurricane are the best!"(2 Tips)
    Jake S.
    "Head to the Court of Two Sisters for an excellent jazz brunch!"(7 Tips)
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  • Pandora K.
    Pandora KatSeptember 13, 2015
    From antiques to boutiques to live music & bars stacked on Bourbon, this is an endless place to explore. Local proprietors always a wealth of knowledge. Do be watchful of your surroundings though.
  • Erik R.
    Erik RowleyFebruary 3, 2015
    There's no where else like it in the world. It's a mix of beautiful prestige and party sludge, vintage music and drunken yells, historic gems and tourist traps. I love this neighborhood!
  • Laura T.
    Laura ThomasSeptember 26, 2012
    Definitely stroll, saunter and even meander Bourbon street after about 9 pm. The Quarter is meant for night owls. Order an Irish Coffee at Preservation Hall as you listen to amazing jazz and blues.
  • Lauren B.
    Lauren B.🐊🌻June 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    A few faves here: French Market, Southern Candymakers for fudge & the best pralines hands down, Gazebo Cafe for the ice cream daiquiris, Central Grocery for muffulettas, & beignets at Cafe Du Monde.
  • Mrs J.
    Mrs JAugust 27, 2014
    So I went here for a weekend and gotta say I loved it! Party people everywhere and jazz everywhere! I definitely want to go back and have my birthday party in some bar of the French Quarter 😘
  • Denise N.
    Denise NestorJanuary 28, 2013
    Always stop in to browse the stores that seem expensive from outside. Today we stopped by a small woman's boutique and she had an awesome sale on ALL shoes! $35/or; $25 each if 2+ were purchased!!
  • Extended A.
    Extended ArmsSeptember 16
    Everyone Must Experience the French Quarter at least once. Love the street performers especially the drunk dog, the lady on the bicycle and the transformer car. Friendly.Family. Great FOOD. Fun. Music
  • Mike K.
    Mike KellyFebruary 24, 2012
    The Cajun Food here is unbelievably good! LOTS and LOTS of it too. I put on a load of weight, after staying here 2 days. Watch the RED lines on the roads though!! This is a tourists heaven!
  • Crystal K.
    Crystal KellerAugust 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    What can I say? It's Bourbon street. Lots of bars, always a funny smell, but still a fun place to go while in NOLA to party. It's NOT a place for kids...even though I see people doing it anyway. 😕
  • Druann D.
    Druann DaltonMarch 26, 2014
    541 Decatur Street is New Orleans Seafood & Hamburger Co. Delicious Po'Boys! No ridiculous lines to wait forever in AND they even split our large party check! Something most restaurants won't do there
  • Druann D.
    Druann DaltonMarch 26, 2014
    Cafe DuMonde (market location) is open 24 hrs. a day! Don't wait in long lines during the day, when you can return at night when it's quiet and Jackson Square is beautifully lit.
    Upvoted Oct 30
  • Paul P.
    Paul PanicciaNovember 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    You're in the right spot. There is a plethora of things to do, however, be prepared to wait in lines for 1 hour or more, then again, you're in New Orleans, you shouldn't be in a rush!
  • Candice R.
    Candice RiveraOctober 27, 2015
    One of my favorite neighborhoods in the country, quaint but lively and historical. The people, food, and shops fill the French quarter with tons of memories
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonJune 18, 2011
    The French Quarter is essential New Orleans with galleries, stores and restaurants all begging to be explored. But take your time. Watch street musicans. Savour a drink. Get your palm read.
  • Denise
    DeniseOctober 30
    Been here 10+ times
    Visit Cafe du Monde in the evening - no lines. Don't miss Johnny's Po Boys; The Gumbo Shop; Royal House Oyster Bar; and Mister Gregory's Cafe.
  • Sara
    SaraJune 24, 2012
    Enjoy the night's carnival, tip the street performers, remember you can still smoke cigarettes quite everywhere and than search for good jazz!!
  • Druann D.
    Druann DaltonMarch 26, 2014
    Treat yourself to a muffaletta at Central Grocery in the French Market area. Across from Cafe DuMonde. Best sandwich I every tasted!
  • Jean-Charles C.
    Jean-Charles CompagnonFebruary 16, 2014
    Don't bring your purse to the parade. Make sure all fit in your pocket. Lots of pick pockets and so many peoples. But lots of fun.
  • Rhay F.
    Rhay FeMarch 29, 2013
    I had a blast but everything always gets ruined when drunk white college people are introduced in the mix. Try a hand grenade but don't be fooled by their fruity flavor they are strong.
  • Dan B.
    Dan BolesApril 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    THREE MUSTS FOR THE TOURIST: (1) Cafe Du Monde for breakfast, (2) picnic lunch on a horse-drawn carriage tour, & (3) The Praline Connection Restaurant on Frenchman Street for dinner. DO IT.
  • KVP EVENTS N.
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  • LimeLight N.
    LimeLight NolaApril 30, 2012
    A piece of heaven on earth... With a soul of its own...and a love for its people...a crossroads for many...a blessing to the world
  • Kelly M.
    Kelly MarquizeSeptember 17, 2011
    Family friendly during the day...not so much at night or during certain festivals (ie. decadence fest.). Leave no road untraveled; there are treasures everywhere!
  • Hannah G.
    Hannah GMApril 14
    Beautiful area to walk around, with excellent food and drink options. Touristy but well worth it!
  • Clayton H.
    Clayton HensleyMarch 7, 2014
    Love the architecture, especially on the streets other than Bourbon. A great stroll through history.
  • Makayla M.
    Love the Spaniard architecture, the jazz music is great and plenty of things in walking distance
  • Cyn F.
    Cyn FulMarch 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    I recommend NOT visiting St Louis #1 at night since it's next to a housing project. It's also very hot during the middle of the day.
  • Ibis
    IbisFebruary 15, 2015
    Your first stop in New Orleans! Bares, night clubs, pubs and fancy restaurants.. It's a blast !!
  • Allison
    AllisonMay 8, 2014
    If you aren't from here visit Bourbon Street to get the experience, but then get off Bourbon Street to experience the Quarter like a New Orleanian.
  • Laura E.
    Laura EllisOctober 5, 2013
    Laura's candy shop is the only shop with ORIGINAL Cajun pralines! Yum! Not to be missed!
  • Andrew N.
    Andrew NilgesDecember 7, 2015
    The BEST people watching. Stay aware though there are some seedy people thought the area.
  • Alèxia S.
    Alèxia SoléAugust 1, 2015
    The beautiful, colorful, lively and colonial neighbourhood, full of incredible buildings.
  • Jun D.
    Jun DJune 23, 2013
    Beautiful architecture! If you have done Bourbon St. Walk over Royal where lots of antique shops are and Frenchmen for bar hopping!
  • Aloysius M.
    Aloysius McMurphyNovember 30, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    The Quarter is 2/3 square mile of history, architecture, and non-recovering alcoholics.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithMarch 25
    Looking for a classy breakfast option? Head to the Court of Two Sisters for an excellent jazz brunch!
  • Chris
    ChrisJune 3, 2014
    Avoid most of the places on Bourbon. Hit the bar at Hotel Monteleone, Mr. B's Bistro, Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse, and May Baily's.
  • My Airport Trip
    My Airport TripDecember 11, 2012
    Do you know that William Faulkner, The Nobel Prize Literature winner of 1949, began his career in New Orleans’ French Quarter, where he wrote his first novel Read more
  • Jay & Shea
    Jay & SheaNovember 27, 2010
    every street is different, see antiques on royal, local hangouts on frenchmen, & lot's of happy tourists on bourbon
  • Kenny A.
    Kenny AllenJuly 18, 2011
    I love the architecture here! Avoid Bourbon Street though at night if you have kids.
  • Natalia C.
    Natalia CruzApril 9, 2015
    The most amazing place in New Orleans, best bars, restaurants, and music.
  • JamieLynne W.
    JamieLynne WeissNovember 19, 2015
    Watch your step when walking down Bourbon street at night! Don't wear sandals!
  • Priya T.
    Priya TungrusAugust 28, 2015
    I love it! Stroll away from Bourbon Street and admire the beauty of the colonial homes.
  • John E.
    John EnnisJune 3, 2012
    If you are doing it right, watch where you are walking. Puke and poop are hard to see at night.
  • john
    johnSeptember 29, 2010
    Always tip the street preformers its their full time job. Always tip if you take a picture that's the code here.
  • Vince B.
    Vince BreenMarch 26, 2015
    What can you say. It's a great place but sure would have loved to check it out during Mardi Gras
  • Peter L.
    Peter LogginsMarch 8, 2013
    who ever started "french Quarters" must of been a very dumb tourist, or simply made a spelling error, by making it plural.
  • Cyn F.
    Cyn FulMarch 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    FYI, Haunted History Tours has INCORRECT history. But if you're just looking for some 'story' telling, then it's fine.
  • Tamara S.
    Tamara SimoneDecember 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Ladies wear flats heels dnt belong on Bourbon St you will be doing tons of walking
  • kelli b.
    kelli bagginsJune 8, 2012
    Been there, done that, lived there --- I remember most of it... at least half of it... well, maybe a little less than half...
  • Tye W.
    Tye WFebruary 18, 2015
    Good food, good music, good drinks! Beware of the smell during Mardi Gras
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