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