After you stroll along Bourbon Street and want a less noisy and more upscale area, head to nearby Royal Street ("less noisy" does NOT mean quiet). The street is easier to navigate, and there is a great variety stores/items. The restaurants are no more expensive than other areas, and they offer about everything you could want. Of course, you'll have a chance to see horse-carriages, street entertainers, history & haunted tour groups, and all sorts of people. We enjoyed it a whole lot!