“You will taste the real New Orleans in dishes like shrimp rémoulade and sautéed pompano. Go for Friday lunch, drink a Sazerac, and while away the afternoon.”

Museum: Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas.
“Includes a Duccio, a first-class Mantegna, and Caravaggio’s wise, wonderfully observed Card Sharps, all housed in sleek, vaulted, top-lit galleries designed by Louis I. Kahn.”

Monument: Gateway Arch, Riverfront, St. Louis.
“Eero Saarinen’s soaring, clean-lined stainless steel curve has a power to stir the imagination matched by no other 20th-century monument anywhere.”