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Well it is my spring break and a friend and I (guy and a girl) would love to do a small road trip, from Dallas to Galveston Beach, spend about 2 or 3 days there then head toward New Orleans, I have been to Galveston many times but never for the reasons we are going now. We want to have fun, enjoy night life, bars, restaurants, sights, nothing too family friendly, for example no museums or national parks that have kids, we want more of the young 20's side of the experience. Also what places are a must in New Orleans or Baton Rouge Louisiana.
the trip would be from Monday to Saturday.
Any help would be GREATLY appreciated any advice for read trips as well!
Have you been to some of the bars in Galveston? There's the Strand but, honestly, it's a little older. I don't know that you'll like it. There are a few more "party" bars along the Seawall, but nothing like New Orleans, Panama City or other more traditional spring break places. East Beach is the party beach. It's funny because, when I was in college in Houston (only about 10 years ago), it was Stewart Beach, but they randomly decided that they wanted that to be another family beach. As a result, drinking is banned on most beaches except for East Beach, so they can keep everything else family-oriented. Expect traffic. You may want to check the events list here (http://www.galveston.com/cvb013013/) but I don't know if anything will be going on still.
Skip Baton Rouge. There's no reason to go there, unless you would like to do a tour of casinos in the state, but I think the L'Auberge in Lake Charles is actually nicer.
New Orleans "musts" depends on what you like. There's a lot of goofy stuff there, like the "Vampire Tours" and Emeril's restaurant, that people will point out. You could spend your whole time there stumbling drunk in the Quarter if you wanted to though and probably not feel cheated that you missed anything. Taking the St. Charles streetcar out to the Garden District is nice. There's actually a good beer bar along the way (The Avenue Pub), if you're into that. Other than that, the aquarium is really cool (but can get crowded with kids on weekdays), and you could always do a boat tour or just take the Algiers Ferry over and back. I'm originally from there, so I may be different in how I do things but, when I go to New Orleans, I basically just eat and drink. You can't do much better for either of those in this country.
Hope that helps.