My family spent last Spring Break in New Orleans. St Patrick's Day happened to be in the middle of Spring Break, so New Orleans was a pretty crazy place! I walked down Bourbon Street in the midst of all the green chaos, and lived to tell the tale. Even though New Orleans is wild, it has a lot of interesting history... and ghost stories. If you don't know the true story of the LaLalaurie Mansion of terror, you should look it up. (It is pretty creepy…) I was able to sleep the night after our ghost tour, which is saying something. A walking tour of the Garden District was pretty fun, and we even saw the Benjamin Button house and the house featured on American Horror Story. We worked up an appetite after walking around so much, and tried many interesting foods such as jambalaya, alligator sausage, beignets, pralines, shrimp poboys, and virgin mint juleps. A highlight of our trip for me was listening to live jazz music at Preservation Hall.
One day we drove outside of New Orleans to Oak Alley Plantation. I found the 300 year old oak trees pretty amazing!
Another thing my family really liked about New Orleans was the airbnb we stayed in. It had a little bling and a lot of soul. The music, tastes, and sights of New Orleans make it a great place to visit.