Jackson Square
Jackson Square
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This historic landmark in the French Quarter is the cultural center of the city, home to a vibrant and bustling open-air artist colony.
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Neighbourhood: French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.
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  • MrsG262
    Middletown, Pennsylvania198 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Park
    We loved going here to see the flowers and trees in bloom. We are still in freeze mode in PA. We enjoy seeing all of the artist displaying their artwork. This time we bought a painting so we will always have a bit of NO with us. There are a few park dwellers but none were asking for a handout. Some musicians were playing and there were a few card readers but not pushy. A very nice place to sit and walk around. There are shops around and it is close to restaurants. Cafe Du Monde is on the corner. I will go here every time we visit NOLA.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 11 March 2023
  • bre126
    Naas, Ireland118 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jackson square
    Really picturesque square .... central park with pathways, benches to rest and Jackson statue. Cathedral overlook Square as well as museum on either side of cathedral .... Presbytere and Cabildo. 2 sides of square shops and restaurants with fabulous wrought iron (or maybe cast iron- wasn't sure of difference) balconies. 4th side opened onto Mississipi. Entertainment around square all the time. At night voodoo card readers. And I believe park fills with cats after it's locked. A must
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 20 March 2023
  • Michelle S
    Decatur, Alabama38 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    History and culture mixed
    I'm absolute stunning location with history and culture all mixed together. I love seeing all the different arts, straight entertainment, cultural offerings in this lovely park. No matter which way you walk it's surrounds you. It's an absolute must see attraction for anyone visiting this area.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 26 March 2023
  • Chris_626
    West Palm Beach, Florida158 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visit Required to Get Credit for NOLA Visit
    Jackson Square is the central gathering of the French Quarter. It faces the Mississippi River, has a mini grass park with monument in front, and street performers/artist close to its entrance. Its a great photo Op, but also a pulse visit to get into the New Orleans vibe/culture.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 April 2023
  • Dr Angela S
    Riverview, Florida12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    You will not believe it!
    Enjoying my mother's birthday in the beautiful city, I love my phone on a bench. The Park closed, and no one could open the gates. My flight was leaving the next day in the morning. The Park Attend, Leon, and the customer service operator retrieve my phone. I have my phone; what extraordinary care for a visitor. I am still in awe of how Leon had the phone and the operator was able to connect with him. , we still have people with integrity. I love New Orleans!
    Visited April 2023
    Written 3 May 2023
  • Gidons51
    Herzliya, Israel4,333 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very nice square , here it all began .
    This is where the colonial French centered in the second half of the 18th century. In the middle the Andrew Jackson statue and the St, Louis Cathedral, rebuilt in 1788 after the big fire . Sit down and relax . Usually a band will play some music nearby.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 17 May 2023
  • Compass781633
    22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walkable New Orleans
    Jackson square was the focal point of our exploration of New Orleans. Not only the square itself, but the surrounding places, the St Louis Cathedral, Cafe du Monde, the artists displays, the French Market, but also radiating outward, Preservation Hall, Bourbon Street, the Mississippi River, and the myriad restaurants, bars with music and street performers. It was all walkable and every block filled with music and rhythm. The other focal point of our visit was the Garden District.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 29 May 2023
  • kirkgirl
    Ireland409 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good starting point for visit to NOLA
    This was the starting point of our first morning walking tour, and it is a good spot as you get the history behind the statue, and it breaks up the space between the French Quarter and the Mississipi. We found this to be an ideal spot during the week to sit and have our picnic out of Rouses Market, away from the hustle and bustle of Royal and Bourbon. A little bit of an oasis in the city.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 15 June 2023
  • CasandraTP
    Sydney, Australia1,078 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful park in the French Quarter
    Situated in the heart of the French Quarter and named after Andrew Jackson which has a beautiful statue in the middle of. This park is great for a stroll and to get that photo opportunity. There are plenty of restaurants around it and the St. Louis Cathedral at one end which is definitely worth a visit as well.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 July 2023
  • Wade C
    Knoxville, Tennessee415 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful place to get away from the hustle
    Hard to believe this place sits right next to the craziness of The French Quarter. Beautiful grounds. Great place to get away from the hustle. Take pictures or just sit and take in the beauty.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 September 2023
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darenpadgett76
Roselawn, IN93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
A must see. I don’t claim to be a religious man but it was a site to see. The architecture was amazing. Well worth the walk. 🙏
Written 4 February 2024
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Shey
9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
The buildings, specifically the church, are stunning and offer gorgeous architectural views. The square is beautiful, and I'd be sad if we'd missed it. However, the square is very crowded by tourists (just like us), people selling things, singing, fortune telling, street shows, and unfortunately, lots of homeless individuals as well. It's a sad fact that smacks you in the face at every literal corner. I wish New Orleans had a better plan for these people in need.
Written 28 January 2024
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Karima E
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Business
It a lively street, has a mini mall, breweries, variety of restaurants with authentic food, art gallery, museum, river front walk. Open market with food stalls I would definitely come back.
Written 23 January 2024
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Squ3aky
Panama City, FL305 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
A beautiful spot for a photo op. The outer edge of the square is usually lined with artists and street vendors. It was cold and rainy, so we didn't stay long but would visit again if we'd go back. It's a nice little spot to walk around.
Written 11 January 2024
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CharlieinTexas
Austin, TX3,991 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
Very cool place. Nice gardens. All kinds of shops and food surround the square. Great people watching. All kinds of artwork and artists. Lots of psychics. Also musicians, jugglers, and other types of street entertainers can spend hours at a time or just pass through. Always something to see and, of course, ready access to the waterfront or the French Quarter.
Written 3 January 2024
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jlantern3
Columbia, SC12,571 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Beautiful area that provides great photo ops. Well kept and seemed to be popular with the tourists. Good place to visit before heading to the French Quarter
Written 29 December 2023
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george p
San Luis Obispo, CA4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Friends
Primary reason for the visit was the World War II museum. It was well worth a trip, and the extras just made the visit more enjoyable.
Written 30 November 2023
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2berries
Lake George, NY293 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
A lot going on here. Impressive architecture, diverse artists, musicians, street performers and street people. Worthwhile to spend a little time in this area. Not the highlight of our trip but interesting
Written 20 November 2023
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mick B
100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Interesting place with lots of photo opportunities and live music along the street. Well kept park with some historical landmarks.
Written 19 November 2023
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0207jane
Chicago, IL81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
This is great place to sit, rest and people watch. It’s also a great place to get some amazingly cool pics.
Written 12 November 2023
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