Art Garden is an arts-bazaar space filled with painters working on their projects while you shop. It's a good spot to find unique or limited-edition work from local artists, and is a nice respite from the bustle of Frenchmen St. It's located next to another arts market, the Palace Market.

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1. Palace Market

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Independent artists and artisans line this alleyway market, which has built a reputation as one of the better spots in town to find a unique gift to take…

2. Frenchmen Street

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The ‘locals' Bourbon St’ is how Frenchmen St is usually described to those who want to know where New Orleanians listen to music. The predictable result?…

3. Washington Square Park

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Also known as ‘Marigny Green,' this park is a popular spot for locals to play with their dogs, toss Frisbees and, based on the frequent smell, smoke…

5. Gallier House Museum

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Many New Orleans buildings owe their existence, either directly or by design, to James Gallier Sr and Jr, who added Greek Revivalist, British and American…

6. French Market

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This long shopping arcade was once the great bazaar and pulsing commercial heart for much of New Orleans. Today the French Market is a bustling tourist…

7. Ursuline Convent

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One of the few surviving French Colonial buildings in New Orleans, this lovely convent is worth a tour for its architectural virtues and its small museum…

8. Beauregard-Keyes House

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This 1826 Greek Revival house is named for its two most famous former inhabitants. Confederate General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard commanded the…