There are few places in America that you can actually feel like you stepped back in time like the French Quarter. The French Quarter, also known as the Vieux Carré or the Vieux Carre Historic District, is the oldest section of the city of New Orleans.
Around every corner the rich heritage of the city emanates and fills visitors with a feeling of nostalgia and delight. Explorers of the French Quarter will find everything from elegant restaurants to laid-back dining op, antique shops to high-end clothing and jewelry stores, and the artistic endeavors of the locals in many forms.
A good place to start is the Cabildo, an important museum and former government seat. The Vieux Carre, or French Quarter, dates back to 1718, making it the oldest city in New Orleans and number one area to explore.
Visit: 501 Basin St., New Orleans; www.frenchquarter.com