It's my first post on these boards...the fiance and I just booked our honeymoon! We'd looked at New Orleans months ago (he has family there but hasn't been since he was little, and I've never been but ALWAYS wanted to), but airfare from Sacramento was REALLY expensive....so we were looking at Alaskan cruises (also looked fabulous!) The problem was figuring out a decent budget, since we'd have to fly to Seattle for one of the less expensive cruises (we're--surprise!--paying for the wedding ourselves).
Then randomly last night, I looked up flights from Sac to New Orleans again and--woah!--half the price of last time! So we made an impulse decision and just booked it!
We'll be in what is apparently one of the "most haunted" hotels in the city (Fiance doesn't believe but I think it's fun to get spooked by that stuff), although the resident ghosts are mostly giggling children and ladies dancing in the ballroom, supposedly. We'll be right in the French Quarter and we got an absolutely fabulous deal. I could not BE more excited!
We want to try lots of restaurants (Cafe du Monde for chicory coffee and beignets, of course!), see a few museums, listen to LOTS of music, and wander around. Is anyone from/familiar with New Orleans? Any suggestions to make our honeymoon in July really spectacular? We're food, architecture, American history, and music nerds....also I'm dragging him on a ghost tour.