I'll repeat what I've told everyone IRL when they ask me how I enjoyed it.
The food was out of this world.
Loved the coffee and the muffuletta was the best sandwich of my life.
The tours we went on were pretty amazing.
Seeing area still affected by Katrina was very humbling and I got very emotional.
Architecture was something I never saw before and loved that too.
Everything is also fantastic during the daytime.
BUT....the whole seedy vibe just turned me off.
Feel how you feel about the police, but there is NO presence of them in this town and it really shows.
It wasn't even the few homeless/mentally ill that bothered me.
It was the whole hustle scene and not being able to walk down practically any street without being hassled by a hipster. People also do hard drugs right out in the open, same as if they were drinking coffee, so that's kind of disturbing as well if you aren't ever around that.
I'm glad we went but I don't think I'd go back.
Bourbon Street is totally gross and is definitely a place where people who have had terrible things that happened to them in life....well....go to die.
It's a very sad, eye-opening experience.
New Orleans is a city that makes the average person appreciate the day to day issues they struggle with in life.
I think I liked Vegas better believe it or not.
Next quick couples trip I am aiming for somewhere on the West Coast.