The oldest neighborhood in New Orleans happens to be the French Quarter. A vacation in the French Quarter might have you also hearing about the area called Vieux Carré or Barrio Francés. You will definitely know when you are talking to a local, though because they will simply call it The Quarter.
When you are planning your next vacation in New Orleans, the French Quarter must be at the top of your list of places to stay. Your entire family will love all the different activities and adventures in the French Quarter. That means you won’t be dealing with moans, groans, and eye rolls the entire time you are on your family vacation.
As you are exploring the French Quarter in New Orleans, you will discover there are so many different experiences you can all have. You can take tours, visit museums, and go on riverboat rides. Walking is the best way to see this part of the city, and it allows you to stop as often as you want to.
There are so many attractions and things to do in the French Quarter. It can be quite difficult to choose which ones are must-dos and which ones are best to save for another time. Thankfully, I have a few French Quarter attractions and things to do that I know your entire family will love.
Okay, so street performers are not really an attraction in the French Quarter, but they are definitely a must-see during your New Orleans vacation! As you are walking around, you will see dancers, magicians, musicians, and so many other people performing. While you can go anywhere in New Orleans for a show, the French Quarter is where you will see the best of the best.
New Orleans is one of the most haunted cities in the US. The ghostly tales of the city are shared in all the different ghost tours. A few of the stories you will hear during a French Quarter ghost tour include the practice of Hoodoo, the Great New Orleans Fire in 1788, and the experiments Madame Lalaurie performed during the 1800s.
Crescent City Art can be seen all around Jackson Square. This is where the local artists display their work. You can easily find something you love and purchase it to take home with you.
Café du Monde is known for being the best place to eat beignets in all of New Orleans. Thankfully, it is located in the French Quarter, so you can add it to your list of things to do there. The menu is simple, but why even look at it since you know you will be ordering the beignets! Grab a coffee, too and then sit back to people-watch as you enjoy.
Bourbon Street… I know you have heard of this half-mile-long road in the French Quarter of New Orleans! This is where everyone goes to party when they are in the city. A quick walk along Bourbon Street French Quarter will show you it is full of restaurants, clubs, bars, and lots of fun.
These are the best things to do as a family as you explore the French Quarter in New Orleans. Making memories is what vacations are all about, isn’t it? You can definitely make a few you will remember for a lifetime in the French Quarter.
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