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Tips from locals
Anyone who has never been to New Orleans should take the time to see Jackson Square and the Saint Louis Cathedral Church, all the Artist that are around the surround area of Jackson Square or a horse drawn carriage ride
The center of it all, where it all began, everything in Nola starts from here.
A vibrant space filled with performance artitists, fortune tellers, and musicians. This is the best spot in the city to pick up some local art as a momento for your trip. We recommend pairing this with a trip to Molly's for a frozen Irish coffee or Cafe du Monde which is across the street.
Jackson Square is a historic park in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1960, for its central role in the city's history, and as the site where in 1803 Louisiana was made United States territory pursuant to the Louisiana Purchase.
Unique square with art vendors and skilled entertainment that sits between Café Du Monde and St. Louis Cathedral.
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“This is where the party never ends in New Orleans. It gets very crowded on weekends and even more so on holidays and Mardi Gras. A lot of drunk people. And a lot of weird things happen here. Be safe, and always have a buddy system.”
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“A bustling open market of various nick nacks. If you plant to buy anything, this is a great time to barter. Most items are marked far higher than vendors expect to sell them for. Although it may be tempting, please don't purchase food or drink here. The quality is far better once you cross the street into the city. ”
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“Mardi Gras World is definitely worth a visit. You get to see the Mardi Gras floats and how they are built as well as learn the history of Mardi Gras in New Orleans. They offer a complimentary shuttle from a few downtown hotels including Harrah’s Hotel”
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