A great school
If you like Louisiana food (or food in general), you should add some cooking classes to your trip. In New Orleans, Chef Amy (winner of a reality TV cooking show) will show you Cajun and Creole secrets. The school is beautiful, located in a former Italian market and was recently refurbished. It is also possible to walk from the French Quarter. You can participate in class as much as you please: if you like doing things for yourself, no one will prevent you from doing your own thing, whereas if you are more of an observer, you can watch others while you enjoy a glass of champagne. Classes can be individual or group, and last about 2 hours.