how far in advance to make reservations?
ha - i remember being you, what seems like many moons ago. My first adult trip to new orleans, I made/attempted to make reservations 3 months in advance. 1/2 put me on the books, 1/4 laughed & 1/4 didn't make reservations until 1-2 months before the date. Unless you are going during JF or MG or some other major weekend, 2-3 weeks in advance is plenty. Hope this helps.