Yes, it's Labor Day weekend and you're ruing the end of summer. With every turn of the burgers on the grill, every clinked plastic glassful of wine on a mosquito-infested lawn, you're looking ahead. The kids are going or have gone back to school; you've even bought your Halloween candy or tucked away some Christmas gifts you found on sale.
But guess what: summer's not over. You've still got three weeks to indulge in these lazy, hazy days and make a little - if not whoopie - then whynot?
From a rodeo to outlet shopping, free museum visits and slashed prices at restaurants today for COOLinary New Orleans, you can't beat the Big Easy.
Here are this examiner's top 5 things to do in town before autumn (and then some):