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1 If you want great free entertainment, just sit in the courtyard of St. Louis Cathedral and watch the people. You'll see all sorts of mimes, musicians, palm readers, and who knows what else.
2 For outstanding muffalettas, head to the Cafe Maspero on Decatur Street. They also have great po' boys.
3 Be sure to take the St. Charles Streetcar up St. Charles Avenue---it's the avenue of Churches and Mansions, and you really have to see it.
4 When walking in the French Quarter, don't go north of Bourbon Street. If you look up the block and don't see people out, don't go down that street.
5 For a hotel in a great location, book a room at the Place d'Armes on St. Ann Street, just off Jackson Square. It has old world charm and is probably the best location in the city.
6 If you want a quiet stay, don't book a hotel on Bourbon Street. It never stops, and you may find it difficult to get to sleep.
7 Some of the city's most high-end and unique shops can be found on Royal Street.
8 One of the best ways to experience the culture of the Gulf Coast is to take a swamp tour. You'll see all sorts of wildlife, and see some beautiful natural scenery as well.
9 If you have an interest in history, don't miss seeing the D-Day Museum, one of the country's best war museums.
10 If you have an interest in voodoo, there are several places in the city to learn about it. Marie Laveau's House of Voodoo is a great museum on the subject, and you can also visit numerous voodoo stores.

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