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Sightseeing in French Quarter, New Orleans

Neighbourhood
“If you’re wondering what to do on your next (or first) trip to the French Quarter, don’t overlook the classics, from breakfast at Brennan’s to a Pimm’s Cup in the courtyard at Napoleon House; antiquing on Royal Street; live music on Frenchmen Street, just a few blocks from the Quarter; the “best cheeseburger on the planet” from Port of Call. ”
246 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Located on the Mississippi River adjacent to the French Quarter Audubon Aquarium of the Americas immerses you in an underwater world. The colors of a Caribbean reef come alive in our walk-through tunnel, while our penguins and Southern sea otters enchant you with their antics. Touch a sting ray, feed a parakeet, and marvel at our gigantic sharks, tarpon, and rays in the 400,000 gallon Gulf of Mexico Exhibit. Watch for sea turtles throughout the Aquarium—as coordinator of the Louisiana Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Rescue Program, we prepare many of them for release to the wild.”
154 locals recommend
Plaza
“The heart of the French Quarter - check out local artists along the fence, pop into St. Louis Cathedral, or take a horse carriage tour. ”
158 locals recommend
Tourist Information Center
“Audubon Buttefly Garden and Insectarium, located in the U.S. Custom House on Canal Street, encourages you to use all five senses as you explore North America’s largest museum devoted to insects and their relatives. You’ll discover why insects are the building blocks of all life on our planet and along the way, you’ll be shrunk to bug size; wander through a mysterious Louisiana swamp; join the active audience of an awards show for bugs, by bugs; and be captivated by thousands of butterflies in an Asian garden. Voted “A top museum for you and your kids” by CNN.com, 2009.”
64 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Street car line is right behind the U.S. Mint or at St. Claude and Elysian Fields. Highly recommend getting a day pass which can be used on any streetcar line or bus on that day. ”
60 locals recommend
Cemetery
“St. Louis #1 is the oldest & most historic cemeteries in New Orleans. Many visitors seek out the tomb of Marie Laveau, NOLA's most famous Voodoo priestess. Keep in mind that visitors cannot access this cemetery without an official tour guide!”
51 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“If you need some 'New Orleans-y' souvenirs to take back home this is the place. It's rows and rows of leather goods, trinkets, spices, food, t-shirts, art, and more. Once you get off the ferry there is a streetcar that will take you right to it. Keep in mind it closes at 6pm and on rainy days it might be a little sparse as not all vendors will be out.”
33 locals recommend
History Museum
“Circa-1823 apothecary is now a museum with exhibits of early medicines, superstitious cures & more.”
21 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“One of the oldest houses in the country. A great place to stop by if you are in the FQ. They have a small museum and if you are super lucky you can catch a live theater performance.”
4 locals recommend
Spiritual Center
“Ursuline Convent was a series of historic Ursuline convents in New Orleans, Louisiana. In 1726, nuns from the Ursuline Convent of Rouen went to New Orleans to found a convent, run a hospital, and take care of educating young girls. ”
6 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“The French Market is a market and series of commercial buildings spanning six blocks in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana. Founded as a Native American trading post predating European colonization, the market is the oldest of its kind in the United States. ”
4 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“If you're in New Orleans, you're going to the French Quarter at least once.”
4 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“For all your local souvenir and art needs, head to the French Market! For the widest selection, head out on a Saturday or Sunday morning.”
3 locals recommend
Farmers Market
1 local recommends
Tourist Information Center
“Pick up information about New Orleans, the French Quarter, sites, tours, night life, restaurants, etc. ”
2 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Considered one of the most haunted locations in the French Quarter, a peak at this historic mansion (circa 1832)”
1 local recommends