The food and the music in New Orleans are legendary. The sounds of street musicians beckon you outside, while irresistible aromas beckon you in.
Stay: Book a room at the W New Orleans-French Quarter hotel on Chartres—it’s conveniently tucked among shops and restaurants and has a pool in a cozy courtyard.
Eat: Make a reservation at Martinique Bistro on Magazine Street, and ask for a table in the courtyard for the best al fresco dining in the city. martiniquebistro.com
Play: Leave the car with the valet service, and see the city from a bicycle. Joy Ride Bike Rentals will deliver bikes—with attached baskets for carrying purchases—to your location.