Post # 1
So yeah, I totally GET why a honeymoon is so important, whereas before I was kind of like “whatever” about it!
Our wedding was crazy crazy stressful.. lots of negatives that we are blowing off but they still linger, you know, and then we come home to my Grandmother dying. Now I am writing the obituary for her, back in school (and behind a week due to travel disasters), and OH SO STRESSED.
So we’ve decided that it’s something we HAVE to do… as soon as we can. We are hoping for June, money will decide it for us, and my wife’s job.. but we’re thinking New Orleans. I love the city, haven’t been there in 18 years! She has never been. And hey, it’s where Scarlett and Rhett went on their honeymoon in GWTW. 😉 I’m kind of known as the “Scarlett” of the family.
So anyone else honeymoon there, or in general just have some “must” activities for us? We want to take a steamboat ride. My g-g grandfather worked on the steamboats, and one of my female ancestors was born in New Orleans, I love the family history connection. And maybe a walking tour… but what else? We think we’ll get some decent lodging rates if we go June or July, but not sure if we’ll stay at a B&B or a hotel. We know it will be hot, but we live in Texas, we can handle it. 😉
Post # 3
try vrbo.com for great lodging options. I have stayed in the french quarter for a fraction of a hotel. And staying in apt/house lets you save a lot on food- and feel like a “local”
Post # 4
I live in New Orleans and I say YES, it is amazing here and yall will have a wonderful time!
Post # 5
I had the pleasure of visiting NOLA in October 2009 and it was by far one of my best traveling experiences (and I’ve been all over the world). You don’t have to spend much or plan much to really have a good time.
A definite must is Cafe Du Monde (don’t wear black). For a small fee you can have an amazing breakfast or naughty afternoon snack while watching people go by. Take a walk down by the river, do some window shopping etc. For another small fee you can take the trolly car and look at all the old homes, get off and look closer if you want. I believe it is the St. Charles Line?
This city is all about atmosphere and not about spending. You will have a great time!
Oh and we stayed at the Marriot I believe (Canal Street) and it was right around the corner from the French Quarter (literally a block or two). The price wasn’t too bad, especially if you have AAA.
Good luck and have a great time!
Post # 6
I think it would be super fun- totally do it!
Post # 7
I go to Jazz Fest now and then. I highly, highly recommend a show at Tipatina’s, Howling Wolf, or the House of Blues. There are other great music venues, but those are apt to have great acts any time of the year. You will love it!!! NOLA is the best!