New Orleans is at the top of my USA travel list. "Shortcut guide to the French Quarter: Your one-stop guide to the best hotels, things to do, and places to eat and drink in the French Quarter of New Orleans.
For the kids at the restaurant while you're waiting for your food: DIY busy wallet! pick up a cheap wallet. fill it with pictures, scrap scrapbook papers, stickers, and various treasures. my little one loves my wallet.