My boyfriend and I will be visiting New Orleans at the end of May... It's my first visit, but his second (1st trip in late 90s). We're arriving on a Saturday, around dinnertime, and leaving on Tuesday around lunch. Not a long trip at all.
I'm the type of traveller who treats every visit to a new place like it may be the only one, and try to see as much as I can in case I don't make it back to see the rest. My question is how much can I reasonably expect to fit in in that essentially 2 day visit? I really want to see stuff outside the city and fit in a plantation tour, etc... but I have the feeling there's so much to see and do in the city itself that it would be too rushed to try to fit in any 'organized' 1/2 day swamp or plantation tours, etc.
Is it better to accept the fact now, before even arriving, that I'm not going to have the time to see it all (basically forget stuff outside the city exists for the time being) and just concentrate on seeing as much as I can around the FQ, Garden District, etc...?