United States Louisiana New Orleans

French Quarter

Historic heart of a renowned American city, famed for its vibrant nightlife, Creole architecture, and cultural celebrations like Mardi Gras.

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While it might seem a bit early to be up and about for a Saturday morning, this is the best time to explore the French Quarter! This part of New Orleans is typically bustling and a bit wild—especially come late afternoon and evening. In the morning, on the other hand, you get clean quiet streets. It’s prime time to experience the charm and magic of Nola, sans the raucous revelers. 
Morning is also a fantastic time to snap photos of some of the iconic spots: Jackson Square, Café Beignet (not to be confused with Café du Monde), and the French Market

theblondeabroad 4 years ago

Probably the most famous district in NOLA is the French Quarter, or Vieux Carré. You’ll gawp at the beautiful old French and Spanish style townhouses with galleries overlooking the bustling streets, for easy viewing of the festivities below. Perhaps you’ll stumble upon a street procession, known as ‘Second Lining’, or even wedding and funeral processions! Here, you will find the iconic Bourbon Street, where there is a Jazz and Blues bar on every corner, and phenomenal street musicians who make every stroll feel like a fiesta. Grab one of NOLA’s ‘most powerful drinks’, a Hand Grenade from the famous bar, Tropical Isle. Trust me, you only need one!

wonderwhereiwander 2 years ago

French Quarter Tour: Legendary Walking Tour - The French Quarter is the oldest neighborhood in New Orleans. The heritage of the city’s original Creole and Cajun settlers glimmers through in the antiquated architecture and rich culture that can be found on each street. Legendary Walking Tours does the best job of submerging tour-goers into this heritage. Their classic New Orleans French Quarter Walking Tour lasts two hours and takes guests through 300 years of history. They’re immersive and go everywhere from the banks of the Mississippi to the Quarter’s oldest streets.

kaylee 2 years ago

The French Quarter, with its vibrant energy and rich history, is a treasure trove of Instagrammable spots in New Orleans. From the iconic wrought-iron balconies and lush courtyards to the colorful facades of the historic buildings along Bourbon Street, photographers and social media enthusiasts will find endless opportunities to capture the essence of New Orleans. Don't miss a chance to snap a picture with the lively street performers or the breathtaking views along the Mississippi River at the Moonwalk promenade.

seeker 5 months ago

The French Quarter, also known as Vieux Carré, stands as the historic heart of New Orleans, celebrated for its vibrant atmosphere and rich cultural heritage. This iconic neighborhood is famed for its lively streets, Creole architecture, and a plethora of landmarks such as Bourbon Street and Jackson Square. With its array of jazz clubs, street performers, local eateries, and annual festivities like Mardi Gras, the French Quarter embodies the eclectic and spirited essence of New Orleans' diverse neighborhoods.

seeker 5 months ago

French Quarter is a classic and vibrant neighborhood in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dating back to the late 18th century, the area boasts iconic architecture, beautiful balconies with intricate ironwork, and a colorful atmosphere. Visitors can explore charming streets, sample world-famous cuisine, and experience live jazz music at one of the many bars and clubs. The quarter also houses historic landmarks like St. Louis Cathedral and the lively Bourbon Street.

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leah 2 years ago

French Quarter Guides

  • Instagrammable spots in New Orleans

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    New Orleans, fondly known as the Big Easy, is a vibrant tapestry of culture, music, and mouthwatering cuisine, making it a photographer's paradise at every turn. Imagine strolling through a city where every corner whispers a story, and every colorful building begs to be captured. From the iconic wrought-iron balconies of the French Quarter to the enchanting tree-lined paths of City Park, you're never far from a scene worth snapping. Whether you're looking for that perfect jazz-infused backdrop, a mural adorned with local artistry, or the lush greenery of the Garden District, NOLA's eclectic mix of Instagrammable spots is as diverse as its legendary Mardi Gras parades. So, charge up your camera, clear some space on your phone, and let's dive into the photogenic heart of New Orleans – just be ready for your feed to overflow with the soul of this unforgettable city.
  • New Orleans Vibrant Neighborhoods

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    Dive into the heart of New Orleans and you'll soon discover that its soul is stitched together by a tapestry of vibrant neighborhoods, each humming with its own unique rhythm. Imagine strolling down streets lined with Creole cottages in Marigny or catching infectious jazz melodies that float through the air in Tremé. From the boisterous revelry of Bourbon Street in the French Quarter to the laid-back, leafy enclaves of the Garden District, New Orleans beckons you to explore a rich cultural mosaic. Whether you're indulging in the decadent culinary scene of the Warehouse District or soaking up the artistic flair in Bywater, these neighborhoods aren't just places on a map; they're the beating heart of the Big Easy, inviting you to join the dance and create memories in a city that prides itself on its living history. So let's embark on a journey through some of the most iconic and lively neighborhoods that give New Orleans its irreplaceable character.
  • New Orleans Markets and Historic Areas

    mustangdmv (Danielle Call)
    New Orleans is full of history, art, music, and culture. Visit some of these areas and markets to see some of the very best NoLA has to offer.
  • Weekend in NOLA

    sydneybrowntravels (Sydney Brown)
    Weekend Trip Itinerary for NOLA
  • The 12 Best City Tours in New Orleans

    kaylee (Kaylee Giacomini)
    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.
  • The Best Neighbourhoods in New Orleans

    wonderwhereiwander (Rose Winter)
    Mouth-watering Cajun food? A live Blues band at every turn? A marriage procession right in the middle of the street? Whether you call it New Orleans, NOLA, the Crescent City or the Big Easy, this enchanting city really has it all. There is nowhere on this planet quite like it. You could easily not know where to start, so let me help you! Here are some of the best neighbourhoods in the most exciting city in the South.
  • Nashville - New Orleans Roadtrip

    stillontheroad (Giada Matera)
    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 :)
  • Where I would like to spend my Halloween 🎃: scariest things to do in New Orléans.

    ste.divita (Stefania Di Vita)
  • Iconic Places in the US

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    These monumental locations have maintained their status as bucket list-worthy travel destinations. Whether it's the iconic Hollywood sign that transports you into a movie or the dirt roads of Route 66, these landmarks are distinguished in how they have influenced culture across the US. Inspiring natural wonders, incredible architecture, sobering memorials, and outright stunning achievements of humanity: enjoy our Seeker-approved list of the most iconic landmarks in the US.

French Quarter 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 […]