Hi, we are visiting New Orleans from London for the 1st time in October. When we ask peoples advice the first thing we're told is it's amazing but stay in the french quarter and you'll be fine the rest is dangerous.
I've been reading about other areas and they sound like a lot of fun with a more authentic feel, can anyone set the record straight for me, we have areas in London that arn't the safest but with some of the best things in the city in them and though im weary in some of them I know as long as i keep my eyes open it's fine. As a tourist these kind of things always seem overblown so are there real 'no go' areas or does a little common sense see you ok?
I don't want to miss the real city just because some-one felt slightly less comfortable not surrounded by 100 other tourists...
Thanks for any advice