Facebook casually reminded me I went to New Orleans this time last year and I just wanted to share some of the amazing things I saw there.
There were four of us. We saved money by staying in a motel in Metairie and taking the interstate into the city. What really helped was that we took cabs everywhere so that we could drink to our heart’s content. We did two walking tours, our own walking and seeing everything, some night time bar hopping, and visited Preservation Hall and the WWII museum.
Definitely recommend everyone go once in their life.
Metairie Cemetery (aka, where all the wealthy folks in New Orleans like to be buried). It was kind of an overcast day. We were all carrying umbrellas in anticipation of rain that was supposed to come through:
St. Charles Street Car, the Garden District, and Lafayette Cemetery. We just kind of spent the whole day there walking around:
The day before, we did the French Quarter in all it’s glory. Even had one person fall out on Bourbon Street. Stayed out way too late. Had alligator dogs at Dat Dog at 3 am. Was very drunk. Also had a sazarac, mint julep, and craw fish etouffee. The drinks were amazing. There was one little pub, with amazing jazz music that served black berry moonshine. We also visited the Hotel Monteleone, were I drank a scotch in style. Also, because Mardi Gras had been two weeks prior, many places still had decor up:
Overall, I would love to do this again — but with more money and stay much longer than four days. I’m glad we did it in spring, when it was still cool and not so oppressively hot.