Help me plan my short trip to New Orleans next month.
Next week I'm taking a short trip to New Orleans for a one day music fest by Community Records
, and it will be on Saturday, April 16th.
I'm flying in MSY from LAX on Thursday late afternoon, and it would be my first time in NoLa. I know I can't do as much as I would like to on a Thursday night and all day Friday, but I was wondering what anyone thinks should be essential to do in the area? I will be travelling alone until I meet up with friends just for the Saturday music fest, and I will be leaving Sunday.
One of my friends that lived there said I should check out The Gumbo Shop in the French Quarter, and the New Orleans Art Museum. Any other suggestions for food and cultural stuff?
Also if anyone had suggestions on where I should stay - safe hostel or cheap hotel, that would be great because I haven't planned my accommodations yet.
I'm hoping if this trip inspires me that I'll go back for a longer trip next time.