I absolutely contend that everyone should spend some time wandering the French Quarter. Authentic, historic, beautiful.. just a fantastic place to spend some time. There is delicious food and stout drinks to be found on most every street. Do yourself a favor and visit more than just Bourbon street.. wander the less busy cross streets.. go in a shop or two. There isn't anywhere else like this in the U.S.
My favorite thing to do is to get up early as the sun is just coming up and wander the mostly deserted streets.. just a lovely way to start the day.
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