All right, let's talk about New Orleans.  First, when you get there make sure to attend the conference, a bit.  A few selfies on the vendor floor, make sure to take pictures of crowds in the hallway, and off you go.  Here is your main list:

 

1. Eat

2. Walk around

3. Let someone guide you

 

I'd love to see some restaurant and hole in the wall suggestions in the comments.  My recommendation, via Lisa - the best sales rep ever, would be:

 

     1. Annunciation Restaurant: annunciationrestaurant.com

     2. Emeril's Restaurant: emerilsrestaurants.com/emerils-new-orleans

     3. Cafe Adelaide: cafeadelaide.com

     4. Mulates: mulates.com

 

If you're not hungry here is a list of 10 essential French Quarter bars:

 

The 12 Essential French Quarter Bars - Eater New Orleans

 

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Once you're done with walking around, try being guided by someone.  This is a great idea, because local people can put a story to the buildings, the food, the graves ... I think some of the cemetery tours, swamp tours, and French Quarter Jazz walking tours look awesome.  You can book through Expedia:

Things to do in New Orleans | Expedia

 

Finally, if you're not into any of the above, you can rent a car for about $100 a day on Expedia and drive to Empire, LA.  Do it your way, just like in a horror movie.

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In conclusion, if my boss is reading this post, I'm just kidding!  Otherwise, I'll see you there.