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Best Shrimp and Grits in New Orleans | Delicious, Southern Fare

When it comes to Southern, soulful dining, there are few cities that can do it as good as New Orleans.  Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, or dinner, a variety of New Orleans restaurants know what it takes to craft a Southern, … Read More

St. Patrick’s Day Parades in New Orleans | Free, Family-Friendly

St. Patrick’s Day in New Orleans.  If you’ve been, you know.  When March 17 rolls around, New Orleans residents and visitors alike flood the streets of neighborhoods like the French Quarter for a day of drinking, merriment, and celebration in … Read More

Hottest Night Clubs in New Orleans | Dance, Live Music, and More

If you’re looking for a wild nightclub experience, you’ve definitely come to the right place if you’re in New Orleans.  From some of the country’s best bars on Bourbon Street to elegant clubs throughout Downtown, this area has no shortage … Read More

Restaurant Delivery in New Orleans | Pizza, Cheese Steaks, + More

So you’re out partying in New Orleans, then head home or back to the hotel and realize you’re starving.  Or maybe just want a great taste of some New Orleans dining without leaving the couch.  No worries.  You’ve got a … Read More

Best Creole Restaurants in New Orleans | Affordable, Upscale

Creole cuisine, it’s the flagship food of New Orleans and a magical mix of flavors and textures from cultures all around the world.  Creole cuisine is a direct reflection on melting pot of cultures that call New Orleans home.   … Read More

Best Mardi Gras Parades in New Orleans | Krewes, Floats, Bands

Ahh, Mardi Gras in New Orleans.  Does it get any better?  This year, you can bet the parades leading up to Mardi Gras on Fat Tuesday, February 21st will not only be plentiful, but bigger and better than ever.  When … Read More

Best Bars on Bourbon Street | Historic, Sports, Karaoke, + More!

Ahh, Bourbon Street.  This tiny, historic strip in the French Quarter is a cultural hub of New Orleans filled with everything from souvenir shops to some of the best bars in the country, great restaurants and, of course, Mardi Gras. … Read More

Best Places to Stay for Mardi Gras | Great Locations, Best Deals

If you’re looking to visit New Orleans for Mardi Gras on Tuesday, February 21, you’ve definitely got a wide variety of hotels, from the elegant and classy to comforting and affordable, to choose from.  This list will provide you with … Read More

History of Mardi Gras in New Orleans | Why do we Celebrate?

Sure, we all love to party during Mardi Gras, but sometimes it’s easy to forget why.  Over time, this citywide celebration has grown to be one of the most massive parties in the entire country and is definitely one you … Read More

Best Spring Break Destinations in the U.S. | Beaches, Hotels

When it comes to Spring Break vacations in this country of ours, there is definitely no shortage of great, warm locales where you can kick your feet up and relax.  They come in all shapes and sizes with each offering … Read More

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About French Quarter

The best in area dining, the best in historic architecture, a happening nightlife, and plenty of shopping - all this and more can be found at The French Quarter in New Orleans. As the oldest neighborhood in the city, The French Quarter is not just about Mardi Gras, in fact, the area is never lacking in culture and entertainment. New Orleans is known for its Cajun cuisine, its Jazz music, its exciting Bourbon Street, and its historical splendor all of which can be found in The French Quarter.

When visiting, make sure to enjoy a meal at Arnaud's, Galatoire's or Broussard's, some of the best in Creole dining in the quarter. And, do not forget to enjoy a Shrimp Po-Boy and a sugary Beignet, two of the city's signature culinary delights. They are not lacking for dining entertainment and have something to offer everyone, from casual Cajun eateries to the finest in cuisine. Many establishments in the Quarter even offer live local music at night.

Originally named Vieux Carr (Old Square), the French Quarter consists of twelve blocks of some of the most beautiful and historic architecture in the whole city. From the decadence of the elegant ironwork on almost every building, to the splendor of Jackson Square, the Quarter is filled with wonders for the eyes. Take a horse drawn carriage ride or a bus tour to enjoy the many beautiful sites to be scene. Or, for the brave of heart, enjoy a ghost tour and learn about the area's haunting.

If nightlife if peaks the interest, Bourbon Street is a must. With a plethora of happening bars and clubs, there is never a dull moment on the Rue when the sun goes down.