A short distance from the Hilton New Orleans St. Charles Hotel is the Vieux Carre (Old Square) better known as the French Quarter, the ultimate place to visit when in New Orleans.
Click here for interactive printable driving directions to the French Quarter from the hotel powered by Google.
The cultural hub and oldest neighborhood of New Orleans is the vibrant French Quarter. Intimate and unique, the French Quarter is an architectural mixture of Spanish, French, Creole and American styles. The Quarter has so much to offer you’ll have difficulty finding time to take in all the sights and sounds. Around every corner you’ll find eclectic shops, street performers, history museums, restaurants, jazz clubs, cabarets and taverns, just to list a few. Best known as the host of Mardi Gras, the French Quarter is home to many annual events such as New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Spring Fiesta, Go 4th on the River and Christmas New Orleans Style among others. When it’s time for a break, grab a seat on one of the many stoops or porches and join the locals in one of their favorite past-times—people watching. It has been said that every kind of person imaginable can be spotted on the sidewalks of the French Quarter.
Visit the website of the Historic Vieux Carre (French Quarter) linked at the bottom of this page for more information including dining and sightseeing options.