The French Quarter, also known as the Vieux Carre, is the epicenter of the city of New Orleans. It’s home to Bourbon St, incredible architecture, eclectic street performers, and numerous hotels, bars and restaurants.

  • Visit Jackson Square
  • Attend Mass or tour St Louis Cathedral
  • Check out local artists displaying their work in Jackson Square
  • Take a horse and carriage ride
  • Visit Café Du Monde for an order of beignets and a cup of café au lait
  • Walk along the mighty Mississippi River
  • Take a cruise on the Steamboat Natchez
  • Have lunch with the resident ghost at Muriel’s
  • Check out the many art galleries along Chartres and Royal Streets
  • Take a Ghost Tour
  • Visit the New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum
  • Find a place to enjoy a dozen raw or chargrilled oysters and a cold beer
  • Dress up in your fancy attire and snag a table at Galatoire’s
  • Stop for a moment and tip a street performer (some of them are fascinating and oh so talented, others not so much)
  • Buy local produce and souvenirs at the French Market
  • Try the infamously scrumptious brisket at Tujaque’s
  • Purchase a funky, not-so-politically correct t-shirt at one of the many souvenir shops
  • Do a body shot at Coyote Ugly (or not!!!)
  • Enjoy a romantic meal, in a semi-private booth, while listening to live jazz at the Bombay Club
  • Visit the Museum of Death (if you’re into that kind of sick stuff!)
  • Take a bike or Segway tour
  • Suck down a Hand Grenade or a Hurricane
  • Listen to talented musicians at Preservation Hall or The House of Blues
  • Sip on a cocktail while rotating around the Carousel Bar
  • Be a rebel and walk around the city with an open container of alcohol
  • Women-show your tatas for a nice pair of beads (or not!!)
  • Men-the same rules don’t apply to you so keep it contained or end up in Central Lockup
  • Just be yourself (within reason) and have a splendid time!!
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