New Orleans is still tops for neighborhood joints and cafes, the singels bar scene, people watching, and the place for New Year's Eve.

Tourists have returned in strength to a city devastated by Katrina. Evidence can be seen at the landmark New Orleans' Café du Monde, the most famous coffeehouse in America, and arguably the world. Here we see patrons enjoying live music.
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