Essentials to Carry New Orleans
The rain is unpredictable here so it would be handy to carry along a rain gear. Plastic disposable rain slickers are sold for 2.50 dollars for such emergencies in the city.
A comfortable pair of shoes is a must if you plan to do some sightseeing. One can get disposable cameras and films here however one can carry it from home if required.
Carry your own medication even though there are medical stores available. Check the weather forecast before packing as the weather is normally hot and humid but can get freezing cold at times.
Get a sunscreen lotion as the sun is quite strong in this part of the country.
Since the weather gets humid it would be useful to carry pre-packaged alcohol swabs in foil packets.
Carry an insect repellent as there are many mosquitoes.