New Orleans is of the few places in the US to allow drinking on the streets. No glass allowed, but open alcohol in cups is no problem. So get yourself a to-go daiquiri—they're available at these stands in a variety of flavors—and stroll a city that feels like the least American of US cities. Don't miss the cafe au lait and beignets at the Cafe du Monde in the French Market. Skip the tacky tourist shops, since the antique shops along Royal Street offer lots to see if not buy. Many art galleries add to the choices. Then stop for the world-famous muffaletta at the Napoleon House; a good bet for lunch in the quarter.
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