Coliseum Square and the Lower Garden District have much to recommend, including a mix of boutiques and restaurants at the tail end of the Magazine Street drag and the unpretentious bars that carry the area through the evening. During the day, walk surrounding neighborhoods to see some of New Orleans' most impressive Greek Revival mansions. At night, grab a courtyard table at a neighborhood bar for beers and conversation or saddle up for a not-so-high-stakes game of trivia. Many businesses in this area have a devoted mostly-local clientele—an increasingly rare feature in the city.
Residential blocks have jaw- dropping hidden architec- tural gems.
Surrey's Cafe & Juice Bar, District Donuts and Stein's Market & Deli are stress-free brunch options.
Admire beyond-Instagram pics and see film screenings at New Orleans Photo Alliance.