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Best things to do in French Quarter, New Orleans

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Gift Shop
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“Traditional coffee shops that serves beignets, which are just square French-style doughnuts.”
291local recommendations
Aquarium
“Fun for children and adults alike! You can even do a dive tour at the aquarium now. A must see. ”
162local recommendations
Neighbourhood
“The heart of New Orleans. Yes it is loud and dirty and wild, but it is also historic and beautiful and delicious. Active 24 hours a day and always interesting.”
248local recommendations
Plaza
“This is a historic location right in the middle of the french quarter. Here you can really immerse yourself in the true culture of New Orleans. ”
162local recommendations
Jazz Club
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“Very tight bar with cheap drinks and a long history of having great jazz. Best days are Sunday’s and Tuesday’s. But any day works well. ”
215local recommendations
Burger Joint
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“Amazing burgers that come with an amazing baked potato! Try the Monsoon for a fruity New Orleans drink that packs a punch!”
165local recommendations
Jazz Club
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“d.b.a. is a very hip (but not trendy) bar that offers off-the-cuff music geared towards local music lovers. John Boutte, Soul Brass Band, Little Freddie King, & the Treme Brass Band are some of the more well-known artists who frequent this venue.”
173local recommendations
Dive Bar
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“Dimly lit hang & one of the oldest bars around, serving beer & frozen drinks since the 1700s.”
150local recommendations
Cocktail Bar
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“The one and only. Grab a hurricane from Pat O's, sing at the Cat's meow, or just walk around with a drink in hand.”
88local recommendations
Jazz Club
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“Authentic jazz experience, buy tickets ahead of time. Most shows are standing room only.”
101local recommendations
Bar
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“If you're on Bourbon Street, stop in and grab a hurricane. Large patio and multiple bars, dueling piano bar is my favorite.”
98local recommendations
Park
“Louis Armstrong Park is a 32-acre park located in the Tremé neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana, just across Rampart Street from the French Quarter. In the 1960s a controversial urban renewal project leveled a substantial portion of the Tremé neighborhood adjacent to Congo Square. ”
94local recommendations
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
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“Our top choice for locally sourced gumbo! Cajun grub, fried chicken & drinks in a busy no-frills space that's open late”
105local recommendations
Jazz Club
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“Great music, nightly shows 8 and 10 pm, a restaurant on the left, intimate bar on the right, the music room is in the back. Where you get to actually sit down and listen!”
105local recommendations
Tourist Information Center
“A neat museum dedicated to insects. If you are feeling brave, they have a bug cafeteria.”
68local recommendations
Jazz Club
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“Upbeat music club hosts a diverse, jazz-oriented lineup on 3 stages & offers eats, drinks & dancing.”
72local recommendations