Kiwi you forgot the Abita Brewery tour on the north shore
I would have loved to stay on the north shore. I'm from NOLA, parents moved north of Covington when I was at SLU. I have a sister that lives off Magazine street, so when we go I like to be close. We carry a Suzuki 400 scooter on the back and use it for most transportation. I agree, the FQ is not my fav place, but it is unique. When walking, just like in any other metro area, pay attention to your surroundings, stick to daylight hours. If you are going to go out after dark, take a cab or Uber. An Uber 12 blocks will cost about $5.
Btw, on the home we stopped in N Picayune and grabbed 12lbs of boiled mudbugs from a market....they were plump and almost
spiced enough for us