I’ll be going to New Orleans next week for 3 nights, for no reason other than I got a good airfare and I like New Orleans. What better reason is there?
I’ve been there about 3 or 4 times – twice to run the New Orleans Marathon. Won’t Run has never been there.
I have the basic plans set – i.e., hotel and airfare, but don’t have anything else planned. Not that New Orleans needs to be planned, but still….
Basics: we’ll be staying at an upscale hotel in the French Quarter. Breakfast will be included. Yes, I know that the weather will be hot. The hotel has a pool. Yay!
1. Restaurants: I assume we’ll want to go to a REALLY nice restaurant for dinner one night, and otherwise to just really good, but not too expensive restaurants. Suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Places for lunch or snacks would be appreciated too.
2. Drinks. Of course there’s Pat O’Briens and Bourbon Street. What else do you suggest?
3. Tours. I’m not big on tours – maybe a walking tour. As for the French Quarter, I’m happy just to walk and walk. I’ve never been to the Garden District (except running through it in a marathon and it looked very nice). What do you recommend?
4. Music. Won’t Run is a musician and is looking forward to hearing some good music. He likes blues and just about everything else, and I’m sure he’ll love the music in New Orleans. Any suggestions?