Repost of a trip I took to New Orleans, Louisiana:
About a month or so before the Labor holiday (September 2007), I decided to take a vacation with my lovely girlfriend. Originally, I wasn’t planning to travel, as I had recently been to St. Lucia for Memorial Day, but I was between jobs and needed an escape.
My good friend suggested I travel to New Orleans (NoLa), but my first reaction was that hurricane-demolished, Crescent City was still in ruins. However, after some research I learned that Louisiana, and NoLa in general, was in full-swing and that areas such as the French Quarter, the very neighborhood I would visit, were almost fully restored.A few days later, I booked the trip using Expedia.com and found a great deal: $700 for non-stop, round-trip airfare for two and a three-night hotel stay at the Sheraton (in the French Quarter).We had a lot of fun on the trip. Some of our outings included:
-Going to Valley Oak Plantation (very cool to see how people lived hundreds of years ago)
-Exploring the French Quarter (New Orleans famous neighborhood)
-Drinking/clubbing on Frenchman Street (much more chic than Bourbon Street and the Mardi Gras scene Louisiana is known for)
-Eating creole/cajun food until we couldn’t stand up!New Orleans was a lot of fun, and I would definitely recommend visiting if you can.
At any rate, if you have not been to New Orleans, it’s a good time at reasonable prices.