My son and I are going to be in New Orleans briefly next week, driving in from elsewhere, spending the night and taking Amtrak the next morning. We'll probably only have five or six hours before bedtime, and I'm wondering about the best approach for such a quick trip.
I've been to NOLA, but it was more than 20 years ago. My son is 13, and I'd like to give him as much of a taste of the city as we can get in just a few hours. We're staying on St. Charles Street, and we'll have to drop off our rental car at the airport and get back to downtown at some point in the evening. How is the bus from the airport (I'm trying to stay within a budget)? Any suggestions of great places to eat in the vicinity of St. Charles?