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Jackson Square, New Orleans

Be a part of New Orleans's rich history and cultural heritage with a visit to Jackson Square. One of the city's most iconic landmarks in the heart of the French Quarter, the park serves as the main hub for cultural and leisure activities. Stroll past the manicured lawns and 18th-century architecture, admiring the eccentric mix of street artwork and handmade crafts on display by local artists. Before or afterward, stop for a beignet (French-style doughnuts) at Cafe Du Monde, sitting outside to enjoy local musicians and street performers in the park. If members of your group want to split up, you can meet back at the statue of Andrew Jackson in the center of the park. Add Jackson Square and other attractions to your New Orleans trip itinerary using our New Orleans tour planner .
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  • What is not to like about Jackson Square? Free entertainment!! You have to come here at least once. Musicians are all great. Tarot card readers, artists, dancers, etc. I will say that the dancers we s...  more »
  • If you're in the French Quarter, you can't really miss walking by or through Jackson Square, but you may miss actually seeing it. It is a beautiful square. Stop, slow walk, sit down for a few minutes ...  more »
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  • One of the oldest places in NOLA. Artists perform around the streets for a living, and are very entertaining. The church has significant history behind it, and is a must-visit. The square is a minute's walk from all the popular places around the area, including the Riverside, Aquarium, French District, Bourbon Street. It is one of the busiest parts of town, given its proximity to all attractions. The Haunted Tour buses arrive right in front of it as well. Horse rides are available at the entrance, and is a popular place for taking photos.
  • Anyone who visits America should visit one of our oldest cities with the most beautiful and fun loving places like New Orleans and specifically Jackson Square. Not only is there a beautiful cathedral there, but it is within a few steps if the mighty Mississippi River where there is always a paddle wheel boat available to take you on a tour while eating local cuisine and listening to jazz music. I highly recommend this to everyone who breathes.

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