Canal St. is more for the shopping adventurer and people watchers. There's plenty of unique artwork and interesting souvenirs to be inspired by and purchase.
The vibe between stores is a a rush as live music fills the air at every intersection. Bring cash tips for gratitude to your favorite new musicians and street artists. They'll fill your head and your camera card with plenty of good memories.
There's a ton of haunted walks through town and I went on a tour here with a few friends. It was a lot of fun learning about all of history and lore. Highly recommended.
Overall, I'd go back again, for sure. The people were so lively (a sharp contrast to the drab Mississippi river that runs dirtily near by), food was a 10/10 if you like spicy and seafood, the area was covered with bright colored houses and fashions, leftover Mardis Gras beads, and the music... the music has changed my life forever.
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