There are no such things in NOLA as inexpensive places to eat! My hubby & I
were there 3 years ago for our honeymoon. We spent most of our wedding cash
just on food.
Even in "infamous" restaurants, breakfast for two will run about $20 just for
bacon, eggs & coffee.
Weather will be humid - and expect brief afternoon thunderstorms, so carry an
umbrella with you wherever you go!
Some not to miss things down there are the French Market along the Miss.
river. Best buys for souveniers & sterling silver, & other stuff. If you
have the time to take any of the plantation tours, do it!!! They are
beautiful, especially Oak Alley. Skip San Francisco house - it's so musty in
there & the tour guides have such thick cajun accents you can't understand a
word they say. Also take a ride on the streetcar along Canal Street - it's
worth the $1 !
Must eat at least one dinner at Antoine's - they have their own web site.
Expensive, but worth it. And don't forget to have a Hurricaine at Pat
O'Brien's, and take it with you next door to Preservation Hall to hear some
awesome jazz. Another great place for nightlife is Maxwell's on Toulouse
(sp?) Street. Two nights a week Harry Connick Senior (NOLA district
attorney) sings with his band. There's a $10 cover, but it includes a drink.
Sometimes Harry Jr. (aaah) stops in & sings w/his dad.
There are dozens of galleries near St. Louis Cathederal - one after the
other. There are also nifty antique shops intertwined. If you see a
restaurant you like, get the name & call ahead to make a reservation, or
expect to wait in line for awhile. We didn't have a bad meal at any place we
ate at all week.
Crime rate is very very high in NOLA, so be careful for the shoe-shiners,
just say no & walk away. Bring a fanny pouch to use if you hit Bourbon
Street at night. Stay in populated areas!!!!!!
If you can take the dinner/jazz cruise on the Natchez, it's worth it. Enjoy
a catfish dinner & the Steamboat takes a lovely sunset trip up the Miss.
river & tour guide of historical sites along there, then the boat turns
around & the band plays. It's around $38 pp. It gets chilly out on the
water, so bring a jacket!
Here are some web sites I have saved:
Hope this helps & look forward to seeing you all there!
Kutztown University of PA