Friday was a very long day. It started with a sunrise at Bondi Beach and ended over 24 hours later with a near midnight arrival in at New Orleans after a very long flight.
We were delighted to find our AirBnB apartment in an ideal location within the bustling French Quarter, beautifully appointed and well air conditioned. It was about 11.30pm Friday by the time we arrived and so we didn’t wast time heading to bed.
Saturday 30th September
Today was out first full day and I had booked us in to two walking tours. One of the French Quarter from 10-12pm and the afternoon tour was of the Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery from 1.30-3.3pm.
The walking tour of The French Quarter was through the oldest section of the city of New Orleans. New Orleans was founded in 1718 and developed around a central square that is today called the French Quarter.
Our afternoon tour was through the charming Garden District with oak lined streets and with a variety of homes ranging from single-story cottages to grand historic mansions. The tour stated in Lafayette Cemetery though which is filled with ornate 19th-century tombs.
We finished our afternoon tour near trendy Magazine Street which is lined with boutiques, antique shops, fine-dining restaurants and casual cafes and local bars. Tracey’s Hotel was our first stop to rest our feet and the place was packed with local watching College Football. Suitably rested after one drink we wandered Magazine Street before heading to Coquette for an early dinner.