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Things to Do in New Orleans This Fall

Things to Do in New Orleans This Fall

With the end of vacation season and the start of milder temperatures, fall in New Orleans is a wonderful time to discover the best of the city and surrounding area. For starters, there are myriad supernatural-themed tours of America’s most haunted city—perfect for Halloween. Here are some of our favorite activities.  

 

  • Enjoy the autumn weather with a cruise down the Mississippi River on the Steamboat Natchez.

  • Explore the Louisiana countryside on a plantations tour or a swamp and bayou adventure.

  • Learn about the city’s rich heritage and renowned culinary scene on a history and food tour.

  • Get into the Halloween spirit on a voodoo tour and a visit to the city’s famous St. Louis Cemetery No. 1.

  • Discover the spooky side of the French Quarter on a walking tour of haunted sites and vampire tales—with time to stop for drinks, of course.

  • See more of New Orleans outside the French Quarter on a tour of the Garden District, known for its historical mansions featuring Greek Revival and Italianate architecture.

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Experience Cajun Country: Swamp Boat Adventure and Plantations Full-Day Tour from New Orleans

Experience Cajun Country: Swamp Boat Adventure and Plantations Full-Day Tour from New Orleans

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Go beyond the French Quarter and discover the unique Cajun and Creole cultures of New Orleans during this full-day swamp and plantation tour. Venture deep into the bayous, with a small group limited to 8, to see Cajun living and spot wildlife like alligators and pelicans. Then, admire the beautiful architecture and learn about the history of Houmas House and Laura plantations. Upgrade your ticket to include a high-speed airboat ride through the bayous.
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  • 9 hours
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Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise

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Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise

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The Steamboat NATCHEZ is taking some time off, but her sister vessel will be taking her place. You’ll get the same authentic riverboat experience, journeying back in time to when cotton was king and New Orleans was a budding port town that dazzled visitors with its colorful Creole culture. Board the historic riverboat for a morning or afternoon float down the mighty Mississippi. Stroll the deck, admire the iconic paddlewheel, enjoy live music, and snap picturesque shots of the beautiful urban shoreline. This family‐friendly excursion offers an optional tableside lunch (additional expense).
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  • 2 hours
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New Orleans Swamp and Bayou Boat Tour with Transportation

New Orleans Swamp and Bayou Boat Tour with Transportation

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Explore one of Louisiana’s last protected wetlands on a 2-hour boat tour that includes round-trip transport from New Orleans. Depart in the morning or afternoon for Honey Island Swamp, a wildlife preserve teeming with critters such as 'gators, wild boar, snakes and birds. Ride through the swamp dripping with lush foliage and visit a boat-accessible Cajun village with an informative local guide who sheds light on the area’s inhabitants.
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  • 2 hours
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New Orleans Ghost, Voodoo & Vampire Walking Tour

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New Orleans Ghost, Voodoo & Vampire Walking Tour

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Exploring New Orleans in the evening can seem like an intimidating quest on your own, but this ghost, voodoo, and vampire walking tour takes you to the city’s most eerie sites at night in the safety of a group with a knowledgeable guide. Stop by top attractions such as the LaLaurie Mansion and New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, all while listening to your guide’s detailed stories of the paranormal and beyond.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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New Orleans Food and History Walking Tour

New Orleans Food and History Walking Tour

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Go for the gastronomic gusto on a food‐filled walking tour of New Orleans! Journey with a savvy local guide to popular Creole eateries, markets, and artisanal shops to sample diverse foods that define Louisiana’s culinary landscape. Stopping at several locations, savor such classic bites as seafood gumbo, Creole brisket, po'boys, and pralines. Along the way, meet local chefs and learn about New Orleans’ rich culinary history.
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  • 3 hours
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New Orleans French Quarter, Voodoo and Cemetery History Tour

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New Orleans French Quarter, Voodoo and Cemetery History Tour

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Rich history and voodoo legends make New Orleans one of the most fascinating places to visit, but if you see the sights alone, you could miss out on some of the key details that bring this vibrant city to life. This New Orleans voodoo tour takes you through the city during daylight hours—perfect for those you don’t want to get too scared, but still want a look into the city’s mysterious past.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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New Orleans Garden District and Mansion Walking Tour

New Orleans Garden District and Mansion Walking Tour

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Experience the best of New Orleans’ opulent Garden District. On this walking tour, marvel at the enormous antebellum mansions, learn about some of the district’s famous residents including Anne Rice and Sandra Bullock, and visit homes used in the films 'Interview with a Vampire' and 'Dracula 2000.' See the elaborate above-ground tombs at Lafayette Cemetery, one of the city’s most significant ‘Cities of the Dead’.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
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New Orleans Cemetery and Voodoo Walking Tour

New Orleans Cemetery and Voodoo Walking Tour

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Experience New Orleans’ spiritual side on this walking tour of St Louis Cemetery No 1. A knowledgeable local guide will lead you through a maze of haunting yet impressive mausoleums including that of Marie Laveau, the city’s most revered voodoo priestess. Learn about New Orleans’ distinctive above‐ground burial system and its rich – and evolving – voodoo tradition.
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  • 2 hours
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New Orleans Drunk History Tour

New Orleans Drunk History Tour

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Explore the French Quarter of New Orleans with an informative guide who shares stories about the history and supernatural side of this historic neighborhood. Visit important locations such as St Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square and sites key to the Louisiana Purchase. Learn about ‘Voodoo Queen’ Marie Laveau, see where voodoo ceremonies were once held and visit a haunted house. Your guide allows time for you to purchase drinks at bars along the way, and you can also use authentic paranormal equipment. This entertaining tour provides a fascinating take on The Big Easy.
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