Wife is from there, so have been there quite a bit. Couple of things not already mentioned: Irene's on Chartres is an incredible place to eat. Also, if you are a bloody mary fan the absolute best one I've ever had is at a little dive called Deja Vu. Not the strip club but a little breakfast place a block from Bourbon Street on Dauphine and either Iberville or Bienville. Good food, too, if you've overindulged. Have fun. And do not let your wallet out of your sight. Keep in your front pocket. I know from experience.