New Orleans isn’t known as a shopping Mecca, but if you want to shop, there are plenty of places to go, including a big new mall by the Bally’s casino. You probably won’t be able to resist picking up some local treats, like praline candies and a can of that awesome coffee. There are tons of stores in the French Quarter that can meet your tourist needs. Avoid the stores on Canal Street like the plague though – they’re overpriced and the people who work there are just mean. Don't spend your money on cigarettes, if you can help it. They are about $5 a pack.