Myself (mom) and 3 kids (older) are going to be in New Orleans in late May for one day. We are staying at the Best Western Landmark on Rampart. We should be at our hotel earlier in the morning (driving in from the north out of Mississippi) and would like to know first off, where to go for the BEST Crawfish boil (local non-chain family safe place please) for lunch. Then who has the best Air Boat ride of the swamp? Then a great dinner place (not fancy, just real food) and where to stroll before going back to hotel for a swim and sleep. Finally, when we get up the next morning, keeping in mind that we will have a vehicle to travel with) where are the best places on the way out of New Orleans proper on the way to Houston, TX to stop and see (short, quick self tour type things) before we drive off.
I have never been to New Orleans and the kids and I are greatly looking forward to it even if it is just a short stay. Thanks!