wife and I are spending a week in NO in mid-november. There seem to be some nice B&B's in the Garden District and I like the idea of the quiet there, the shops, restaurants. I'm not such a big fan of the FQ in terms of partying. BUT I've read different reports (not on this site) about safety. Would it be safer to stay in the CBD (can get a good rate at the Quality Inn) or one of the B&B's such as Sully Mansion, Garden District B&B or Southern Comfort? I understand it's street parking--but is that "safe" for the car? LASTLY, is something on the Esplanade near the French Quarter a better/safer bet??
Thanks for any advice!