The French Quarter with Liberty National LifeWith such a variety of shopping, dining, and entertainment, you may never want to leave #NOLA! Stroll the streets, with a drink in hand, and see the exciting street magicians, mimes, artists, bands, and so much more. Don’t want to walk? Jump on the hop-on-hop-off City Sightseeing New Orleans tour bus!

Liberty National in the Heart of the City

After the city of New Orleans was founded, development centered around the French Quarter. This neighborhood is recognized as a National Historic Landmark due to the large number of impactful structures that give tourists the opportunity to take a glimpse back into Louisiana’s unique history.

Historically, even though the area is named the ‘French’ Quarter, there is a strong Spanish influence in the architecture, as the structures and buildings emerged while the city was ruled by the Spanish*. In more recent history, this location was not as brutally impacted by Hurricane Katrina as other areas of Louisiana were. While visiting the famous neighborhood, be sure to check out Jackson Square, the historical park featuring the famous Andrew Jackson sculpture, St. Louis Cathedral, and the famous Bourbon Street*.

You won’t be able to find a more original and authentic New Orleans experience! Flag down a horse-drawn carriage at #LNLConvention2014 and catch a ride down the historical city streets. What else do you know about the famous neighborhood?

*The Official Tourism Site of the City of New Orleans, 2013