Nearby Stanley Restaurant is a natural choice for lunch. Expect modernized Louisiana bites on the menu at this bright, sunny café. Another convenient choice is Muriel’s Jackson Square, which is housed in a 19th-century building. When it comes to the menu, think classic Creole cuisine.
Continue sightseeing along Royal Street, which is full of great art galleries—Tresor Gallery, Gallery Orange and Pennington Fine Art are all within walking distance of each other.
Or, explore another thing New Orleans is known for—voodoo. There are a score of shops in the Big Easy committed to selling talismans, spell kits and psychic readings, all in the name of honoring New Orleans’ heritage. Marie Laveau’s House of Voodoo is near Jackson Square and named after the queen of voodoo herself.