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Queue up for beignets. Anytime is the right time for sugary beignets and café au lait from Café du Monde, an institution.
Take in Jackson Square. Mule-drawn carriage tours, artists selling their wares, and quirky street performers and musicians converge against the iconic St. Louis Cathedral backdrop.
Go treasure hunting. The French Market and the random stores and warehouses that surround it are great for finding souvenirs and antiquing.
Drink up. From rowdy Bourbon Street to fancy hotel bars, you'll never go thirsty. Savor your cocktail in a beautiful courtyard, or ask for a "go-cup."
Gallery hop on Royal Street. Antiques and art for big-budget shoppers abound on this classy thoroughfare.
Groove to live music. The French Quarter has some of the most famous music venues in the city, including Preservation Hall, the Palm Court Jazz Café, and One-Eyed Jack's.
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