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Jackson Square

Historic park in the heart of New Orleans' French Quarter, flanked by iconic cathedrals and historic buildings; famous for artists and performers.

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Jackson Square, nestled at the heart of the French Quarter, serves as a historical and cultural epicenter in New Orleans, surrounded by iconic wrought-iron balconies and lush greenery. This timeless square is bordered by the famous Cafe du Monde, the open-air artist colony, and the majestic St. Louis Cathedral, offering visitors a glimpse into the city's rich colonial history and vibrant street life. As a popular starting point for neighborhood tours, Jackson Square entices both locals and tourists with its enchanting ambiance and proximity to numerous shops, galleries, and restaurants that embody New Orleans' unique charm and character.

seeker 3 months ago

Cocktail Tour: Drink and Learn - Did someone say happy hour? Take this boozy tour to get a buzz while you learn all about New Orleans cocktail culture. The Drink and Learn Cocktail Tour takes you through the most famous landmarks in the French Quarter as you sip four classic New Orleans cocktails like the sazerac. All drinks are included in the price, making it well worth the $55 ticket. This should go without saying, but all guests must be at least 21 years old with a valid ID.

kaylee 2 years ago

Jackson Square, with its iconic wrought-iron balconies and stunning backdrop of the majestic St. Louis Cathedral, is one of the most Instagrammable spots in New Orleans. Here, the blend of street artists, historic buildings, and vibrant energy offers countless photo opportunities, ensuring that visitors can capture the soul of the city through their lenses. Whether it's the lush greenery, the horse-drawn carriages, or the riverfront views, Jackson Square provides a picturesque snapshot of New Orleans culture perfect for any Instagram feed.

seeker 3 months ago

Take a Free Tour by Foot: Free Tours By Foot offers free tours across the city of New Orleans. They offer a variety of ten different tours to choose from such as cocktail, cemetery, and French Quarter tours. All tours last about 1.5 to two hours and tend to travel about a mile in total. Unsure which one to go on? Since they’re free admission, try multiple! Bring cash to tip your guide.

kaylee 2 years ago

Lined with historic buildings in the heart of the French Quarter, Jackson Square has long been a center of culture, creativity, and community. Enjoy breathtaking views of the city, an authentic look into the gorgeous European architecture unique to NoLa, and plenty of tasty eats nearby. Jackson Square is a national landmark, a representation of the rare beauty that seeps from New Orleans, entire its own.

seeker 2 years ago

Jackson Square is the center of the French Quarter and is the home to famous landmarks such as the eye-catching St. Louis Cathedral. Being the center, it’s always lively and full of energy, and is a great place to begin your day.

jasmineagbhow 2 years ago

This historic park is located in the French Quarter and features the beautiful St. Louis Cathedral and the Cabildo — a stunning piece of architecture! Plus, you’ll find Cafe’ Du Monde right next to the park too.

theblondeabroad 4 years ago

Jackson Square Guides

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    Get ready to dive into the vibrant heart and soul of New Orleans, a city where every neighborhood tells its own unique story. From the soulful melodies floating through the jazz-filled air of the French Quarter to the oak-lined streets of the Garden District, there's a slice of the Big Easy to satisfy every curiosity. Whether you're looking to indulge in Creole cuisine, catch a second line parade, or find the perfect venue for an unforgettable night out, our neighborhood guide is your personal roadmap to discovering the rich culture, historic charm, and lively spirit tucked away in every corner of this iconic city. So, grab your favorite pair of walking shoes, and let's stroll through the colorful tapestry that is New Orleans!
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  • Historic Landmarks To Discover In New Orleans

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    Opulent mansions, towering cathedrals, and sprawling cemeteries- the historical relics of New Orlean's rich history define the unique patchwork of the city. Explore eras past, from massive gardens full of unique herbs to party neighborhoods, tucked away in old French architecture. Any history buff already has New Orleans on their bucket list- and we just want to make sure you hit all of the must-see spots in the city. Speckled with diverse culture, and downright unmatched architecture, explore history with our list of landmarks in the city.
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    Whenever I check out a new city I like to orient myself with the local landmarks and culture by embarking on a city tour. Moving to New Orleans presented me with the conflicting identity of not necessarily being a tourist, yet not exactly being a local either. I believe that it’s important to be a tourist in your own city - to get to know it inside out and understand why it’s so beloved. Unsure how to do this? The best way to start is to take a tour. In my years living in New Orleans, I’ve had the privilege of taking quite a few; here are my favorites.
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    Nashville and New Orleans have been on top of my major US cities for a very long time. So I made this little itinerary a while ago and kept it aside for when it's time to go :)
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Jackson Square Articles

  • The Blonde Abroad’s Guide to a Weekend in New Orleans

    Welcome to the weird, wonderful, and truly one-of-a-kind streets of the Big Easy. Even if you’ve been all over the United States, you’ve never been anywhere quite like New Orleans. Often lost in the so-called flyover country, Louisiana is an undiscovered gem for countless travelers. A world away from California, New York, Florida and other […]