|I have crew-changed out of New Orleans many
times and there is always fun to find, in the French Quarter. Even when
being alone I enjoy the Quarter, then it is nice to get up early in
the morning and go for a walk alone feeling like being a resident. You
get easily in to town with a taxi if you are two or more, if it's only you
then take a small bus. The taxi ride is close to 20USD if I
don't remember wrong.
Hotels: It is handy to live in Bourbon street, both at night and day time after some shopping. As long it's not Mardi Gras, you can find a lot of hotels even when you land at the airport
Shopping: I always end up with more music CDs when I go through New Orleans, the music stores are open until very late. Down at the water front you get all you need, but there are huge shopping malls out by the airport too.
Eating: You will find nice food every where, there is really no need to mention any. If you get a table on one of the balconies, you get a good view of the people in the street.
The sun is setting and soon the party will start, every day during the year.