Exciting Things to Do in the French Quarter

A Myriad of New Orleans Attractions Awaits

Let the French Quarter Guest Houses be your gateway to an authentic and unforgettable New Orleans experience! At each of our boutique hotels, our front desks are open 24-hours and our entire staff is eager to help you plan a memorable visit with recommendations on can’t-miss attractions, restaurants, tours and things to do in the New Orleans French Quarter.

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Things To Do in New Orleans

There’s so much to do in the Big Easy that even lifelong residents find new things to experience every day. Here is our list of “must do’s” when experiencing the finest New Orleans attractions on your visit to the city we are proud to call home…

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Frenchmen Street


Marigny Brasserie

The Marigny Brasserie

Enjoy signature cocktails, New Orleans cuisine and seafood in a fun, casual atmosphere with live music Friday through Sunday!


St. Charles Streetcar Line


Aquarium of the Americas


Saenger Theatre


Bourbon Street

Bourbon Street at French Quarter Guest House, Chicago

The night-life New Orleans is best known for is located just two blocks from the hotel.

Learn more about Bourbon Street.

The Historic French Market

The Historic French Market at French Quarter Guest House, Chicago

The Historic French Market includes over 30 unique retail shops, indoor and outdoor performance venues, restaurants and cafes, a flea market and a farmers market.

Learn more about The Historic French Market

The St. Louis Cathedral

The St. Louis Cathedral at French Quarter Guest House, Chicago

Few cities in the world are so identified by a building as is New Orleans with the St. Louis Cathedral. The city is instantly recognized by our cathedral and its position overlooking Jackson Square. The Cathedral-Basilica of St. Louis King of France is the oldest Catholic cathedral in continual use in the United States.

Learn more about The St. Louis Cathedral.

Jackson Square

Jackson Square at French Quarter Guest House, Chicago

Bound by St. Peter & St. Ann and situated along the river, Jackson Square with the backdrop of the St. Louis Cathedral are the landmarks of New Orleans and the center of the French Quarter’s rich history. While at Jackson Square, hop a horse drawn carriage ride through the French Quarter, shop for artwork from local starving artists, have your palm read, or grab a cup of Café au Lait and some beignets at Café du Monde, all within blocks of the hotel.

New Orleans Cuisine

New Orleans Cuisine at French Quarter Guest House, Chicago

The Crescent City is home to some of the world’s most renowned restaurants and chefs. From fine dining to casual, seafood to steak, and every cuisine in between, you’re sure to find extraordinary culinary experiences at every corner.

View local food critic Tom Fitzmorris' website with a complete listing of dining in the city

Live Music Venues

Live Music Venues at French Quarter Guest House, Chicago

The birthplace of jazz has become a melting pot of music. One will find brass bands to rock bands and cover bands to karaoke scattered all throughout the French Quarter and the city. In a city where you’re certain to find the music and entertainment you’re looking for, below are just a few of our favorite live music venues:

Royal Street Antique and Art Galleries

Royal Street Antique and Art Galleries at French Quarter Guest House, Chicago

It is said that some of the best antiques and art in the country can be found on New Orleans famed Royal Street. Take a stroll down this primarily pedestrian only street and browse the numerous shops and galleries while being entertained by street performers and musicians.

Steamboat Natchez

Steamboat Natchez at French Quarter Guest House, Chicago

Experience an afternoon or dinner cruise along the Mighty Mississippi aboard the Steamboat Natchez. This paddle wheel boat fueled by steam powered engines is the source of the calliope of music resonating through the French Quarter streets.

Learn more about Steamboat Natchez.

Inn on St Peter

Inn on St. Peter

1005 St. Peter
New Orleans, LA 70116
Tel: (504) 524-9232

Inn on St. Ann

Inn on St. Ann

1013 St. Ann
New Orleans, LA 70116
Tel: (504) 304-5572

Inn on Ursulines

Inn on Ursulines

708 Ursulines
New Orleans, LA 70116
Tel: (504) 525-8509

Lamothe House

Lamothe House

621 Esplanade
New Orleans, LA 70116
Tel: (504) 947-1161