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walking
2 months ago

Wonderful immersion in history. You can see steamboats on the Mississippi River. Great walk in a great city.

walking
2 months ago

Completed the riverwalk numerous times, lots of sites to see and love the steamboat - Natchez.

walking
2 months ago

The Quart'a for the locals is always an adventure. Lots of culture and lots to do....completed this area numerous times.

walking
2 months ago

Definitely one of the most fascinating places in the world. Many great landmarks such as The splendidly decadent Royal Sonesta hotel, or the historic Jean Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop - later turned into a pub and also offering live music - known in more recent times for being frequented by Tennessee Williams. It is one of the most unaltered buildings in the city. Thre are several houses where Tennessee Williams lived. Lots of antique shops and restaurants with absolutely exquisite Louisiana food. Unique architecture (despite the name, most of the original French buildings had been destroyed in several big fires, so the ones standing today had been built when Louisiana belonged to Spain). Several "haunted houses," voodoo shops and places to listen to some great jazz. Famous beignets to enjoy at many cafes, especially Cafe du Monde and Cafe Beignet. The whole French Quarter has a very mysterious, unusual feel to it. You can walk every street up and down many times and never have enough. You can feel the past epochs in the air, it seems. It is extremely interesting to visit the courtyards which you cannot see from the streets. It is a pity that it is not closed to car traffic with all those precious historical buildings. Very interesting museum at the old Cabildo building. Picturesque St. Louis cathedral. The historic Ursuline convent, now a museum, is one of the oldest buildings in the city. Two notable equestrian statues; one of Joan of Arc and the other of Andrew Jackson. Statue of the hilarious Ignatius J. Reilly is there too. During Mardi Gras the Quarter is entirely transformed and gets unbelievably loud and crowded, with beads and "Hand Grenade" cocktails filling up Bourbon Street to the brim.

walking
3 months ago

Beautiful urban walk. You get great views of the river and of the skyline of New Orleans.

walking
3 months ago

Always a fun walk.

trail running
4 months ago

Trail has a pretty view of the lagoon in places. I have had an alligator cross my path. The path has little to no shade. In the summer, come prepared with a hat and plenty of water.

walking
7 months ago

Bourbon St triggers my involuntary eye roll reaction.

walking
7 months ago

Great view of the Mighty Mississippi. Get some exercise with live Jazz in the background.

walking
7 months ago

Beautiful, urban setting. Crowds can slow down your pace. Great for a leisurely walk with live Jazz in the background.

walking
9 months ago

New Orleans - French Quarter. Great place to explore. One of my favorite places in the U.S. Great food, great people and so much history. I could walk the streets a hundred times and never get bored.

hiking
9 months ago

Did this walk in the morning and it was absolutely beautiful!

Other than the short board walk, the rocky road is quite boring

trail running
10 months ago

walking
11 months ago

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walking
11 months ago

Not a trail but plenty to see. Lots of history but to see it there's a trade off.
nice architecture = lots of drunks restaurants =dude in a skirt hit on me music=bum wanting $ after peeing in the street.