French Quarter

Type: Public Spaces, Sightseeing

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Best Attractions & Activities, Attractions near Smoothie King Center: The French Quarter is the beating heart of New Orleans. From its Old World spirit to its infinitely varied architecture and faded elegance, the Quarter is truly a place like no other. In a world of Disney-esque attractions, the French Quarter is unfailingly authentic; it's not an interpreted historic attraction, it is 120 blocks of the real deal. In New Orleans, there are more than 35,000 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places, more than any other city in America. From the sounds of jazz wafting on the sultry air down Bourbon Street to the fleeting pleasure of lush courtyards glimpsed through wrought iron gates; from the magnolia and jasmine scented air to the bold flavors of some of the world's finest restaurants - the French Quarter offers unforgettable and endless experiences to the traveler with an open heart and a healthy appetite for the fantastic.

Sightseeing: From cuisine to music, New Orleans' French Quarter sets the pace of the city and its reputation is world-renowned. The area, bordered by Canal Street, North Rampart Street, Esplanade Avenue and the Mississippi River, is home to Jackson Square, the French Market, the Voodoo Spiritual Temple and yes – Jazz! The neighborhood expertly mixes the spiritual and sensual. Tourists can enjoy the visual delights of Gothic architecture, then indulge in a savory taste of a culinary sensation while soaking up the city's classic musical sounds.


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Bourbon St
New Orleans, LA

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Expert Tips by Beth D'Addono

New Orleans Local Expert

Best Attractions & Activities: "The French Quarter is a one mile square gem in the heart of New Orleans, 120 blocks, nestled on the bend of the Mississippi River."

Attractions near Smoothie King Center: "Walk Girod St. towards the river, turn left on Rampart St. and you'll be at the edge of the French Quarter across Canal in less than a mile."

Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: The Quarter is the number one destination for all visitors to New Orleans.

Best for Attractions near Smoothie King Center Because: The French Quarter is the reason tourists come to New Orleans.

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