Greetings - I've stalked this board for a couple of weeks now, and have my "spreadsheet" started to make the most of our 5 days in New Orleans at the end of next month. It will be our first trip, just my husband and me, both late 40's. We enjoy a mix of activities and dining levels; not ashamed to enjoy some of the classic tourist experiences but very appreciative of your advice to avoid the bad ones!
Here's how our trip looks at this point:
Saturday: Flight arrives 9:25 a.m. Staying at Omni Royal Orleans - no car
Lunch - Mr. B's Bistro
Walking Cocktail Tour of Quarter - 4:00 p.m.
Dinner - Open to suggestions - please help - We will have a few cocktails in us, so we'll probably save our nicer dinners for other nights!
Jazz Brunch - Commander's Palace 11:00 reservation made - requested Garden Room
Dinner - K-Paul
Breakfast - Café du Monde early
Swamp Tour - early pickup at hotel
Lunch - Coop's place or Clover Grill
Dinner - Redfish Grill
Lunch: 10:00 New Orleans Cooking School (is this a bad idea?)
Dinner - Bayona
Wednesday: (flight leaves at 2:20)
Late Breakfast - Stanley!
Thanks so much for the advice.