WE'RE GOING TO NEW ORLEANS!
(Like the title didn't give it away, huh?)
For the most part (as in everybody we talked to with the exception of one friend), people seemed to rave about New Orleans. Having never been there, it is a city that I am eager to explore, get my drink on in, and be able to say I've been. Being the OCDish type that I am, I seem to take
as much almost as much pleasure in planning my trip as in actually being there. Seeing as I've never been to the Big Easy, and I'm pretty sure some of you have, this is where I'm hoping you'll help me out:
1. We need a hotel. Josh and I enjoy staying in "cool" places (duh...we're pretty cool people). We like luxury and amenities (ok, maybe we're just snotty). Obviously, a good location is key, although I have read that being in the heart of Bourbon Street is probably not in our best interest (I mean, we're not in our 20s anymore...sadly). I want to stay in the place that is THE place to stay in. We have considered the Hotel Monteleone and the W. Suggestions?
2. We need restaurants. I. LOVE. TO. EAT. So when out of town, I love to eat even more. I already know we need to get a beignet from Cafe Du Monde, but what else? Josh loves a good steakhouse, and I, well, I can pretty much enjoy anything!!! Again, looking for things that are quintessential N'Orleans and overall just good food and atmosphere, both casual and finer.
3. We need stuff to do. Trust me, I am sure we will partake in our fair share of drinking (this is our first trip sans baboo after all), but what else can we not miss?
I really appreciate any help you all can give.