I'm going to New Orleans in a few days to cover a conference for a client. I will be going a half day early and staying an extra ~2 days more. I have limited time to do research, and do plan to go through the archives and NYT recommendation article. However, I was hoping to dig up any recommendations as to other things to see/check out when I'm there, and this seems to be an easy way to do so.
I've be staying on Canal st in a mile or 2 radius from the conference site. It should also be within walking distance to the French quarter.
The following things would be of interest, but please also advise if I need to be cautious for safety (i.e. I noticed that was a theme in a few of the old questions). I found this safety map
in a previous question. In no particular order of things that I would like to find/do:
• Recommendations for any interesting cemeteries and/or tours.
• History (general). Medical history is of interest, I found the Pharmacy Museum
in another archived post, but anything similar would be great. Science, too.
• Tours of old homes of former (insert whatever- scientist, author, artist) - but the main thing is not just a home per se but what someone gives you a tour and tells about the life of the person and/or family.
• Sometimes very rarely visited museums are fascinating.
• Interesting live music places.
• Any other recommendations of something that may be cool/interesting/whatever.
I plan to get around by walking and/or public transportation. IF it is VERY interesting and there are taxis, I can try to do that too, but if possible give me a heads up.
As always, thank you for your help in advance.