So I have been studying up on Carribean/Mexican all-inclusives for months now and it just seems too spendy. Thousands of dollars to sit by the pool or beach and eat and drink. We are not activity people, so all the snorkeling and dolphins and sports would be completely wasted on us. They also don't seem too luxurious. Unless you get that Sandals butler service, but even with that the online reviews seem spotty, at best.
Thus, I am thinking outside the box. Where have I always wanted to visit in the US? Where I can stay in luxurious accomodations (Ritz-like) and also be able to do more than just sit around for 5 days. New Orleans. We would be going for a week in January. My husband-to-be has been, I have not. But I would like recommendations for (1) hotels (again, luxury) - like if a Real Housewife was staying here, where would she stay; (2) ideas for romance. So not like a pub crawl.
Thanks in advance!