Headed to the 2011 AIA convention? Here's a guide on how to spend your off-hours time in the Big Easy. Whether you're in search of authentic Cajun cuisine or a cocktail to slake your thirst, or you hope to be inspired by historic architecture or buildings of more recent vintage, we've got you covered. Just click on the points of interest in the Google Map below. A note on getting around New Orleans: The city’s historic core is easily reconnoitered by foot. Fares on the two streetcar lines (St. Charles and Canal St.) are $1.25; exact fare required, but bills are accepted. The most interesting post-Katrina architecture tends to be in outlying neighborhoods, which are best reached by taxi. Fares are $3.50 plus $2 per mile. Try Yellow Cab (504-525-3311) or United Cab (504-522-9771).

View What to See and Do in New Orleans in a larger map