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  • Jackson Square
    Photo courtesy of New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation
  • Jackson Square
    Photo courtesy of Kris Neild
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Jackson Square

Type: Historic Sites, Sightseeing



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Often called the heart of New Orleans, Jackson Square is full of energy and activity. The Square faces the Mississippi River and is directly across from the St. Louis Cathedral. In the shadows of the...  Read More

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  • Things to Do with Kids: "Jackson Square is one of the best places to hear live buskers that appeal to the whole family."
  • Historic Sites: "This sidewalk amphitheater is where both artists and street entertainers congregate."
  • Romantic Things to Do: "Walking around the square is one way to connect with local artists."
  • Best for Things to Do with Kids Because: No visit to New Orleans is complete without seeing Jackson Square.
  • Best for Historic Sites Because: Jackson Square is one of the iconic places in the city.
  • Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: Jackson Square offers much for the romantic couple during the day, but taking a mule-drawn carriage ride at night is a smooch-worthy option.

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