The most famous of all neighborhoods in all of New Orleans, the French Quarter, officially known as Vieux Carr? Historic District, is a living testament of the city?s multi-cultural roots and influences. This is New Orleans cultural melting pot, as well as an active community where locals and foreigners mingle and celebrate the place?s history and traditions.
The array of buildings at Jackson Square is an amalgam of Spanish, French, American and Creole styles. During the day, visitors can enjoy at laidback places such as Johnny White?s Bar at the Bourbon Street. When the night comes, the district becomes even more alive. Enjoy the cocktail ?Hurricane? at its birthplace, Pat O?Brien?s Bar. Several more bars and bistros are open for nocturnal guests.
This district was added to the National Historic Landmark archive in 1966.