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Combination solo/business/couple trip

Bxian | Jan 12, 2014 08:05 PM

I will be taking my first trip to New Orleans in early February. I will spend the first 4 days wandering around by myself before my work conference starts. My husband will fly to New Orleans mid-way through the conference, and we will have 3 nights/2 days together before flying home. Here is what I have lined up:
Friday night arrival (solo)-check in to Hyatt Regency. Staying there in order to use a suite upgrade that will expire on 2/28.
Saturday-10 AM Free by Foot tour of Garden District-Lunch at Coquette-then I figured I would walk around on Magazine street for a bit and grab a sandwich at Cochon Butcher to take back to the hotel for dinner. Then music and Chocolate buffet at the Hyatt.
Sunday-New Orleans Cooking School demo class, wander through French Market, Happy Hour at Domenica and then maybe a drink at the Sazerac bar
Monday-wander around French quarter before heading to Emeril's for lunch-maybe Mardi Gras World and then Borgne for dinner.
Tuesday-French Quarter again-Cafe Du Monde for sure and then Carousel bar for a drink and Bayona for dinner. Switch to Sheraton for conference.
Wednesday-Conference 8-7, then dinner at K-Paul's.
Thursday-Conference 8-7, then dinner at Herbsaint-My husband arrives later that night.
Friday-Conference for me in AM-Husband will do Free By Foot French Market tour and then we will head to Commander's Palace for a 1:30 lunch reservation. Later in the day, visit W.I.N.O and then a snack before we head out to hear music.
Saturday- World War II museum and then dinner at Mr. B's.-more music.

I would love some input on my choices of restaurants/things to do. I would love to get out to hear some music both before and after my husband arrives, but I am not sure if there are any places to go that might be OK for a woman alone safety-wise. I love live music, and I really want to get out to hear some in one of the world's great music cities.
When my husband arrives, I think we will concentrate on the Marigny area for music-I have Snug Harbor, the Spotted Cat, DBA, Blue Nile and Three Muses as possibilities. Someone else suggested Irving Mayfield's and the Davenport Lounge as other places to go. I am in my 50's and my husband is in his 60's-so super late nights are probably not in the cards for us :)

Advice/suggestions appreciated!

Coquette,
Cochon Butcher,
Original French Market Restaurant,
Domenica,
PIZZA domenica,
The Sazerac Bar,
Emeril's,
Emeril's Delmonico,
Borgne,
Café Du Monde Coffee Stand,
Cafe Du Monde,
Bayona,
Herbsaint,
Commander's Palace,
Mr. B's Bistro,
The Spotted Cat Music Club,
Blue Nile,
Three Muses,
Davenport Lounge
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