French Quarters is the oldest neighbourhood in New Orleans, also famously known as Vieux Carré. It was founded in 1718 by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville. It is also simply called ‘The Quarter.’
The South is known for its hot weather, lakes and swamps, and the city of New Orleans is no exception. A relatively hot and sticky city, only the bravest of souls travel to New Orleans during the summer months of July and August when 100-degree (Fahrenheit) temperatures and almost 100% humidity come out to play. When considering what to do in New Orleans, try your luck from February to May for the most pleasant weather.
It is the most walkable neighborhood in New Orleans with a Walk Score of 97. You could also rent a bike to get around or enjoy a horse carriage ride through its charming streets. Cabs and rented cars are also viable options.
Popular tourist spots in the French Quarter include Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, the French Market, and the renowned Bourbon Street.
While the French Quarter is generally considered safe for tourists, as with any urban area, it's advisable to exercise normal safety precautions and remain alert to your surroundings.
Yes, there are a variety of walking tours available in the French Quarter, such as Original Cocktail Walking Tour, Ghosts and Spirits Walking Tour, New Orleans French Quarter History Tour, New Orleans Crimewalk Tour, and so on.
While there are multiple parking lots and garages in the French Quarter, they can be costly. To steer clear of parking difficulties, you may want to consider using public transportation or a ride-sharing service.
Book your French Quarter tours well in advance to avoid paying last-minute inflated rates. Low seasons are the best time to travel if you are a budget traveler. Drink prices in the city can be quite heavy on the pocket. Seek out happy hour deals and half price dishes when eating out. On the streets of the French Quarter, there is live music to be heard. Enjoy some live music for free but a tip would definitely be appreciated.
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