My wife & I (in late 20s) are planing a 5-days road trip Dallas-Houston-New Orleans-Dallas. We will start on 03/19 morning from Dallas and be back to Dallas by 03/23 night. I'm looking for suggestions on things to do in Houston & New Orleans. I will also welcome interesting stops along the trip.
We are planning for one day at beach around Galveston & attending 03/22 St Patrick's day parade in N.O. I'm thinking to spend 2-days in Houston-Galveston & 2-days at New Orleans. Is this reasonable?
Also what are the recommended areas to stay in each of the cities?