If you're looking for a weekend getaway with plenty of affordable attractions and easy-going vibes, then consider a vacation in New Orleans. After all, the city's motto, "Laissez les bon temps rouler," translates to "let the good times roll."
You’d have to be a pretty big curmudgeon for Bourbon Street not to put you in a good mood. Free-flowing music and booze might have something to do with it. Restaurants and bars pack this historic strip of the French Quarter; Jean Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop is even rumored to be haunted. Of course, if you really like crowds, grab your mask and join the Mardi Gras circus.