The French Quarter, also known as "Vieux Carré" or simply "The Quarter," is New Orleans' oldest and most famous neighborhood. The entire area is considered a National Historic Landmark and was (luckily) not badly damaged during Hurricane Katrina. It is home to Bourbon Street, famous for its nightlife and Jackson Square, the well known open square in the middle of the French Quarter. Gourmet to hole-in-the-wall dining options abound, as do hotels and landmarks. No trip to New Orleans would be complete without a visit to this slice of Lousiana; visitors will see more New Orleans spirit, creativity and flavor here than nearly anywhere else.