New Orleans’ French Quarter
The French Quarter is probably, if not, the most well known area of New Orleans. It is the hot spot for bars, jazz clubs and authentic Cajun restaurants. A melting pot of Spanish, French, Creole and American styles, the French Quarter has a unique look and feel. The French Quarter, known as ‘the Quarter’ to locals, is the oldest neighborhood in New Orleans and has a certain spell cast over its visitors bringing them back time and time again.
With a history of its own, you can see the change in culture throughout the centuries in the style of architecture. Cast iron balconies, added after the 1850’s make this location the perfect spot to people watch and take in the atmosphere. Perched above the streets, spectators can take it all in while still participating in the fun and adding to the excitement in the air.
While the French Quarter is most commonly thought of as bar central, it is a beautiful area that has phenomenal shopping, great museums and historic spots to visit. Sit and enjoy the shade while people watching in Jackson Square or explore the unique treasures of the French Market. No matter the activity, the French Quarter is always at the top of the list when visiting New Orleans.