I'm thinking about planning a trip to NO for the week or so after Jazz Fest (roughly May 12-19). Dates are fairly limited to that time period due to wife's work. We've been once before, but only had a few days (plus I got sick while we were there) and we didn't get the full NO experience. I then went to Jazz Fest 06 with my brother and loved it. My wife isnt keen on going back, in fact she asked if there'd be enough to do for a week there. I'm trying to convince her, but I really don't want to go if everything is dead down there following Jazz Fest hard on the heels of Mardi Gras.
What could I expect then? Will the clubs still be hopping? Will restaurants be at their best? Anything specific I need to know for planning a trip for that week? Thanks.