My g/f and I are planning a trip to New Orleans August 1 - 4 and I was hoping some of the locals could clue me in on some places to go besides the usual tourist traps. We'll be staying at the Pontchartrain Hotel and will have a rental car. Names/locations of some places to do the following would be really appreciated: Shopping (especially local specialty shops -- voodoo, witchcraft, gothic, headshops, etc) Swimming/Beaches/Water Parks Bars & other drinkning establiments Good Vampire/Haunted Tours Also am trying to find out about The Sanctuary(??)... open midnight til 6 am or something like that. Thanks in advance!!