Ritz Carlton in the French Quarter. Vermont was very calm in comparison.
Vermont has a walking mall similar to the Pearl Street Mall in Boulder, CO. I thought it was a little inspired by Pearl, but I'm biased. While we were there they had an outdoor art display of various cows decorated for stores and Vermont attractions. They were cute (though they did something similar in Denver a few years ago, I'm just pointing it out). They also have similar pigs on display in Lexington, NC, which is sort of sad since the town is all about barbecue so those pigs aren't safe.