I am visiting New Orleans for 2 days in July and would like some advice as to where to stay and whether my planned itinerary can be improved upon.
I am a woman travelling alone and so want to stay in an area I will feel comfortable walking around, at least to have an evening meal and drink (although not staying out till really late). I had looked at the Lion Inn B&B and like the more convivial atmosphere and friendly, personal service of a B&B, but was not sure whether being in Marigny as opposed to the French Quarter was a good idea on my first trip: should I instead try and be at the heart of the action? That being said, from what I read the FQ is a bit more touristy whereas Marigny is more of a local place to hang out, which appeals.
My ideas for an itinerary so far were a Confederacy of Cruisers cycle tour on the first morning then a wander round the FQ in the afternoon. Dinner in Marigny and explore the music bars on Frenchmans Street.
On the second day I thought of catching a streetcar to the Garden District, shopping on Magazine Street, perhaps a cemetery tour and then into the FQ early evening for drinks and dinner.
Any responses or suggestions would be very gratefully received. New Orleans is a place I’ve LONG wanted to visit and I’m so excited to finally get the chance, albeit for a short time, so I just want to make it as good a visit as possible.