New Orleans is a great place to visit. Just be aware that the city gets very crowded during Mardi Gras, so it’s best to avoid crowds if you can. We also found that there tends to not be as many people in the French Quarter of New Orleans at night or on weekends, which makes for some nice time-outs from all of the craziness! There are plenty of other things to do besides drinking and partying though! Check out our guide below for more ideas about what else you should see while in New Orleans!