First time headed to New Orleans. :)
We'll be driving to New Orleans on Thursday, 2/28. I have not been able to find a hotel. Not sure how close these hotels are to the "touristy" places. I've read a lot about staying in the quarter - tried booking and prices are a bit steep. How far are the district/convention hotels from the quarter? We definitely want to hit Bourbon street but would love to sleep at night as well. I say this due to reading prior forums explaining how loud it could be at hotels. :/
Also, is it wise to drive around from place to place or is everything really walking distance? What's best? Vehicle, walking, street car?
Thank you so much.