When I went: June 2012
My time in New Orleans was only brief. I was over on holiday seeing my friend who lives in Lousiana only an hour from New Orleans. We took a day trip to the city so I could see what it was like.
We spent most of our time in the French Quarter and wondered around. There was a lot of music and things going on. We went for lunch and drinks on Bourbon Street and ate outside in a pretty court yard full of flowers, plants and trees. We then walked more of the streets and came across some markets selling all kinds of New Orleans souvenirs.
My friend took me to a plantation near her home and it was incredible. It was a large mansion Southern style. We walked around the grounds that were so beautiful and some the trees looked rather spooky. We then had lunch at the cafe next to the house.