We arrived late in the afternoon and immediately went to our hotel. We got a corner room with an excellent view of Canal Street! We toured Bourbon and Royal Street and had a great meal at Margarittaville! The next day was full steam ahead as we started out by buying a Visiticket that allowed us to tour several things for one price. We started at the French Market, then went to Mardi Grais World. We had lunch on the Steamboat Natchez as we traveled down the river. I especially enjoyed the historical narrative. Nice! Next we went to the Audobon Zoo to try and feed the giraffes. It is a very pretty zoo. They started early and we missed it by only a few minutes! Our tour of New Orleans ended with a visit to the Drestan Plantation which was my oldest daughter's favorite. It was a rushed trip but great!