|I know that snug harbor is a top jazz club and plan on going there. Does Frenchman street get really loud at night? I am going to look at Frenchman street and the garden district. Thanks for the recs!|
| In comment 14781698 Rick5 said:
I know that snug harbor is a top jazz club and plan on going there. Does Frenchman street get really loud at night? I am going to look at Frenchman street and the garden district. Thanks for the recs!
It can definitely get loud, but not as raucous as Bourbon Street. I've never been able to hear the street noise from the rooms at Frenchmen Orleans, but I've always gotten rooms in the back of the building away from Frenchmen. I've also stayed at the R&B Bed and Breakfast a couple of blocks further up Frenchmen, which is a much quieter part of the street.
|for music is great. People in town raved about the WW2 museum when I was there last summer, which would be kid-friendly, but to be honest I spent 95% of my waking hours inside of various bars.|
| I am about to plan another trip with my young kids. Great Zoo, Aquarium, insect museum. You may luck out with your timing in April with Jazz Fest. http://www.nojazzfest.com/music/#/ . I enjoyed it last time I went even with my 2 year old who had a great time as well.
No car needed at all to get around.
French man street is amazing and the must for Jazz. Almost every night around 930 or 10 a young street band comes out to play that is amazing. Get a hot dog at dat dog and sit on the balancing listening to the music.
Bourbon street is what it is, but I do enjoy Fritzels for Jazz.
Although touristy, Preservation Jazz Hall is worth it in my opinion.
We did the Jazz riverboat lunch which I enjoyed as well—touristy but hay I was visiting.
I can’t wait to go back and eat and eat and eat as well.
My favorites are Killer Pooh Boys, oysters at acme, Frankie and Johnny’s I believe was my crawfish choice in the garden district. I liked the food at jazz fest.
One of my favorite places to go and I was surprised how great it was for my family.
| You have to do Cafe Du Monde, as cliche as that sounds. The Beignets and coffee are just so delicious (just don't breathe in as you're taking a bite of your beignet or you will literally inhale powdered sugar). You will never have a better doughnut (nor donut) in your life. Any person or restaurant I've known to try to recreate what they do just cannot get it right, it's a special experience. You can also go over to the side of the building and watch them make the beignets through a giant glass window, it's pretty cool.
The National WWII museum is also a must-see, IMO, even for those who museums aren't usually their thing. It's probably my favorite museum in the entire country (aside from perhaps the NYC Natural History museum).
I know you've gotten (and will get) a ton of other recommendations, so I'll leave you with just those 2 since they're among my personal favorites.