For New Orleans, Freret Street’s revival is both welcome and, literally, delicious. Dine outside and watch the world go by on this reborn retail corridor that’s a local’s secret. Freret’s sidewalk cafes, bistros, cocktail bars and music clubs have opened in the past few years. There is an art market on Freret Street on the first Saturday of the month with music, local craft makers and samples of the food that makes New Orleans a global foodie destination. Each spring the Freret Street Festival showcases all this offbeat area has to offer. For more information and events, go to the Freret Street Business and Property Owners Association website at thenewfreret.com.