Best of New Orleans
March 8, 2014 6:13 PM Subscribe
A friend and I are taking a short trip (about 3 days) to New Orleans. We're staying near the French Quarter, access to buses and bikes. Where should we go, what should we do?
We're from the Mid-Atlantic/California and have never been to the South. Things we like: great food, quirky culture, artisanal goods (e.g. shopping local for jewelry and trinkets). We aren't really into nightlife but maybe a bar one night would be fun--if not too aggressive an environment for two petite, straight women.
One potential complication on the food front: I'm lactose intolerant and would prefer not to eat dairy at every meal, since I'll already be taking pills to try famous specialties like beignets. Budget is flexible; we're not opposed to one splurge meal, but a mix of high and low is always best. We won't be renting a car, so staying in the city.
What are the can't-misses of New Orleans?