The kids and I are planning a trip to New Orleans this summer. We are looking for an affordable hotel to stay at, preferably around the French Quarter. I realize that those can be hard to find, but any suggestions? We'd like a place that has a pool.
Also we are thinking about taking the Amtrak there. Are the sleeper cars worth the extra $$$? I've never been on Amtrak before.
We are wanting to go to the park, aquarium, etc. I thought this might be something we could take streetcars to. Does anybody know the hours on these things?
Any other tips and suggestions would be great. This is our first vacation together. We would also like to take a swamp tour, plantation tour, and ghost tour. Thanks.