We went to New Orleans, and rural Louisiana, to see my husband’s family. Fall really is a great time to see the city. The summers are hot. The winters are rainy. If it is your first time in the Big Easy, I recommend fall or spring. If you’ve never been, you’re truly missing out! I could talk endlessly about this beautiful city! It is more my home than Omaha. Take some time, and book your flight! Mardi Gras is in early March, 2014. ;).