Jackson Square, New Orleans, Louisiana
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Jackson Square, also known as Place d'Armes, is a historic park in the French Quarter. Live music is a regular feature of the square. Occasional formal concerts are held here, but for a century or more musicians playing for tips have set up in the square.
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Music, music everywhereFlag review
If you want to see some great music for free, come here. It's crowded with tourists but as a result (or maybe the other way around) there are lots of buskers here, some of whom are fantastic. Plenty of musicians, but also palm readers, artists, etc. Don't forget to get a beignet at Cafe Du Monde across the street!
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It can be loud and a little sketchy, so probably best for older kids and/or before dark.
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Our Most Sentimental Locale
Jackson Square is my wife and I's most memory filled location. It was our stop on our first trip as a couple, and it is where I proposed to her. It is, probably, the most visited location in New Orleans, but that doesn't diminish how interesting of a location it is. From the beautifully done artwork by the artists there, to ...
*If someone says "For a dollar I can tell you where you got your shoes...the city and state." The correct answer is "On my feet in New Orleans, LA." Now I just saved you a dollar! Heart of the French Quarter. Artists, performers, music, food, telescopes to see the rings around Saturn, beautiful gardens and statues, people to watch...this was what I remembered most about New Orleans when I was a kid. It seemed to capture the spirit of the city. When I took my daughter there this summer it was her favorite place to be in all of NOLA. We could have set there for hours. She paid the performers. She bought a real piece of art for her room. She took photos of everything. She saw the rings around Saturn...