My husband and I are planning a trip for feb 2010 which will include a few days in New Orleans we don't want to be there for Mardi Gras which I know is Feb 16th but if we come the week before say the 9,10 and 11 would it still be crazy? The 11th is our anniversary so would like to do it that week but can switch the dates if needed.
My second question is I have started to look at places to stay found a good rate at the Drury Suites on Poydras st. Is this area safe and is the French Quarter a walkable distance from this hotel and also the D Day Museum which is a must we will also do a day trip to visit the USS Kidd in Baton Rouge hubby is a navy veteran and big WWII hisory buff.
This is his trip to celebrate finishing his MBA in dec and we will also be visiting Pensecola to see the naval air museum and the USS Alabama in Mobile.
Last question I promise what about places to eat we like small little local places the best nothing real expensive or real fancy just good cooking.