My best friend convinced me to fly down to Houston next week to visit our friend. We are going to have to entertain ourselves for two days while she’s at work. Do you good, kind people have any recommendations on what to see/do/taste in the area? We are history nerds, so we already plan on visiting some historic homes.

Likewise for New Orleans. We’re staying there for two days just for fun. What should we do? What should we skip? The entire plan thus far is to eat a ton of beignets and visit more fancy historic homes.