No good places to visit nearby
Think about it: in only three and a half hours, you can be at one of the most beautiful beaches on Earth. You can get to Gulf Shores or Orange Beach, Alabama, or Perdido Key, Florida in about the same time as it would take to watch Gandhi. And lemme tell you, the Redneck Riviera is an amazing place, for a wide variety of reasons. It’s fantastic, and just a quick road trip away when you need a little battery recharge.
Inability to get around by walking
It’s not New York or Chicago, where you can get by only riding public transportation. But that said, New Orleans is a wonderfully walkable city, particularly if you’re Downtown. Between the Warehouse District and Bywater, you’ll be able to find a million things to do, see, eat, and drink, all within walking distance. This is why not a few wealthy New Orleanians live in the Garden District, or in carefully manicured Metairie subdivisions, and also have a pied a terre in the French Quarter. Ah, that’s the dream, isn’t it?