French Quarter

Type: Public Spaces, Sightseeing

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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.


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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