As any local or well-versed visitor will tell you, New Orleans has a lot more to offer than the stereotype of mysterious neon-colored beverages, Mardi Gras beads and Bourbon Street revelry. One of the oldest (and most festive) cities in the United States, New Orleans has it all: hundreds of bars and restaurants, a vibrant music and arts scene, parks, festivals year-round, and, yes, laid-back locales for people who don’t want to party nonstop. If you want to avoid amateur hour, check out the following spots.