French Quarter History

Holiday Cocktails in the French Quarter and Nearby

New Orleans is rife with culinary traditions — over 300 years’ worth of them. One of those wonderful traditions is Reveillon. For a few years now the increasing number of restaurants (over 60 last year) is participating in bringing special Reveillon menus to the table. Alongside the...

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Must-See Mardi Gras Museums

Photo courtesy of Mardi Gras World on Facebook The magic of the Carnival is perpetually captured by these museums listed below, even outside of the season, which falls between January 6 (Twelfth Night, or Epiphany) and ends on Fat Tuesday, followed by the Lenten season starting on Ash...

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Don’t Play Parking Russian Roulette in the French Quarter!

Photo by Bryan Dorrough For the most part, parking on the streets of the French Quarter is a very bad proposition for visitors. Stringent parking control measures are in effect and meter limits are strictly enforced by dour and determined meter maids. Tow trucks are always on the streets, even...

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French Quarter Hotels with Pools

When the weather is just right, why not take a dip? Whether you're visiting New Orleans or staycationing, you can cool off and enjoy the city (or take a break) at any of the three charming, one-of-a-kind outdoor pools located inside these boutique hotels in the French Quarter: French Market Inn,...

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Exploring the French Quarter with Kids

Photo courtesy of French QuarTour Kids on Facebook While "child-friendly" or "family-friendly" may not automatically come to mind when, say, Bourbon Street is mentioned, New Orleans is packed with things you can do as a family, for kids of all ages. Here are our favorite family-friendly...

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New Orleans’ Tricentennial Celebration

Happy birthday to New Orleans, 300 years in the making! The year 2018 marks the city of New Orleans's 300th anniversary, and the city is going all out on the monthslong celebration of its illustrious history, diverse culture and unique traditions. The extensive program, put forth by city...

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Photo courtesy of Cemetery Tour New Orleans at Basin St. Station on Facebook Former New Orleanian William Faulker famously wrote, “The past isn’t dead and buried. It’s not even past.” Nowhere is this truth more evident than in St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. In this storied “city of the...

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New Orleans’ Haunted History

The LaLaurie Mansion, photo by Tom Bastin For the rest of the country, things that go bump in the night move to the forefront of the imagination for one month out of the year. But in New Orleans, often called the most-haunted city in America, every day might as well be Halloween. Stroll...

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Ghost Tours in the French Quarter

Photo courtesy of Cemetery Tour New Orleans at Basin St. Station on Facebook Halloween in New Orleans has grown into an extremely popular party holiday for pleasure seekers, with its active nightlife, dining scene and seasonal festivals booming this time of year. But the city holds a much...

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Over-the-top Gravesites in New Orleans

Italian Benevolent Society Tomb, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA—photo by traveljunction on Flickr From Ernie K-Doe to the fictional Ignatius P. Reilly, many over-the-top personalities comprise the city of New Orleans. Not surprisingly, these larger-than-life characters often take their...

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