Lafayette Square
Lafayette Square
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The area
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Compared to the more evocative monikers of some other parts of New Orleans, the downtown’s humdrum title might suggest that this area is all about business and little else. But don’t let the bland name keep you away from the Central Business District. The CBD offers a wide range of fun things to do that would be touted as exceptional in less jubilant corners of the world. Bordered by the French Quarter, the Arts District and Tremé, with the river at its eastern extreme, this hub for sports, gaming, shopping, theatre, family-friendly activities, and amazing regional cuisine makes a smart base wherever your interests lie.
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Teresa C
Powder Springs, GA6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
Was lovely. Great music, loads of vendors. Great energy. Was so fun and free. Would recommend. Loads of people and dogs, but Was enjoyable.
Written April 6, 2023
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Runnerny2244
Smyrna, GA1,029 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
This park is nice for a short stroll. It’s well kept, pretty trees, right in the heart of the downtown area. Worth a stop. Great place to enjoy a coffee
Written August 8, 2022
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Jake23
New Jersey6,523 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Nice square in the center of New Orleans. When you are surrounded by buildings a nice green park with statues and trees is perfect.
Written April 12, 2022
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland18,727 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Couples
Lafayette Park is a nice park with an interesting statue in the very centre. It’s located in the central business district.
Written February 15, 2022
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA17,135 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
One of the prettiest and most memorable squares in NOLA, this lovely place provides welcome open space in the built-up city. Benches, statues, landscaping, all great.
Written July 22, 2021
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highlandbeachflorida
Highland Beach, FL1,759 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Couples
Lovely square dedicated to the Revolutionary War Hero the Marquis of Lafayette.
There is also a fine statue of Benjamin Franklin on one side of the square.
Written May 6, 2021
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Runnerny2244
Smyrna, GA1,029 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Couples
This park is nice for a short stroll. It’s well kept, pretty trees, right in the heart of the downtown area. Worth a stop.
Written April 24, 2021
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA17,135 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This is a pleasant park downtown. It is very urban, and very much in the center. Pleasant and pretty enough, but not the best of the city.
Written August 12, 2020
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JNYCwriter
New York City, NY6,856 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
This is a Square near the intersection of downtown and close to the warehouse district. There is history in this square. The downside is that there are a number of homeless and others around the park. Probably best to be aware of your surroundings when walking around particularly at night.
Written December 27, 2019
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Steve Lewis
Lausanne, Switzerland945 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
It is a nice park with old oak tree with large branches. You can similar trees in town

Nice but not extraordinary
Written December 24, 2019
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