This is a part II of our NOLA trip. After a nine hour train ride, we arrived in New Orleans around 10 pm on Friday night and headed straight to check in at the hotel (Renaissance Pere Marquette). No late party for us (Boooo!!). Thought we saved our energy the next day since we planned to walk around and explore the French Quarter.
We started our day with breakfast at some café we stumbled upon our way. Then spent the rest of the day visiting shops and other eateries. I literally wanted to eat 5 meals per day because we burnt our energy by walking (probably walked several miles by the end of this trip). The weather was very pleasant with sunny blue sky on Saturday and it almost felt like early summer at a certain point (we probably got hot due to the fact that we walked non-stop). By the end of the day our feet and legs were incredibly sore (given that I wore walking shoes).
All the historic buildings and houses are very unique and beautiful. You will certainly enjoy this city if you love arts and jazz music. Bourbon street is fun if you are party lovers (I am a party pooper but it was still fun to experience that vibe). Food is great but can be expensive (because it's a touristy location) so be prepared to shell out your dollars. Tax rate is 9% (Houston is 8.25%). Comfortable shoes are the must (walking shoes, sneakers, running shoes). If you want to kill your feet, feel free to wear your pretty high heels or sandals. This is definitely a city that you should visit once in your life.