Traveler Magazine just released the top 5 places in the world to vacation in 2013. How cool is it that New Orleans, LA is #4 and my home town of Nashville, TN is #3? There are lots to do in these cities and they're easy on the wallet.
New Orleans - Stay at the Crowne Astor Hotel. www.AstorNewOrleans.com Super nice and affordable. Large open bar and lobby. Plus it's on the corner of Canal and Bourbon St.
When it's time for dinner check out www.Mulates.com for good old fashion Cajun cooking and live zydeco music. This is the real deal... often times the band is singing in French and the locals are dancing.
Nashville - Stay at the Hilton Downtown www.NashvilleHilton.com It's one block off Broadway. Eat lunch at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville and grab dinner at www.BrickTops.com - Catch a live stand up comedy show at the nationally famous Zanies www.Nashville.Zanies.com If you're going to Nashville you must check out the Grand Old Opry and be sure and listen to some live music at Tootsie's on Broadway.
I Hope you enjoy visiting these two cities that I have the privilege of calling my homes.