Below rows of cast iron balconies are the famous (some would say infamous) streets of New Orleans’ French Quarter. This neighborhood is a swirling, vibrant kaleidoscope of architectural charm, neon lights, loud music and artisans plus aromas of fresh fish and day-old beer. The area also welcomes throngs of people who thrill at watching people watch them as they strut, stroll or stumble along. Take time to visit the French Market, the country’s oldest since 1791. Also sample some quick-serve Cajun specialties.