Many tourists avoid New Orleans during the hotter and more humid months. That’s why visiting in November is a great idea. We’ve got plenty of options of activities to do outside. See you in the Big Easy!
1. Get a Tarot Reading
It’s almost the end of the year, and it’s the perfect time to see what 2022 has in store for you. Take a walk in the French Quarter and let the mystique of New Orleans win you over. There are many places with psychics that will read your hands, coffee, tea, and the tarot.
We’ve got a list of places here.
2. Have a drink at a new place
One of the fascinating things about the Big Easy is that there are always new places to discover and conquer. This month we recommend The Will and The Way, a new wine bar opening where the Longway Tavern used to be.
Where: 719 Toulouse Street, New Orleans
3. Buy tickets for Mister Mao’s BBQ Pop-Up
Risk it for the brisket! Mister Mao’s restaurant will host Chicago and Charleston chefs for a Tiki BBQ pop-up on Sunday, November 14. They have a fixed menu, unique cocktails, and a fantastic ambiance. Who’s in? Check out all the details here.
When: November 14
4. Try different types of gumbo at the Treme Creole Gumbo Festival
Enjoy live music, food vendors, artists, and several activities at the Treme Creole Gumbo Fest, which is joining forces with the Congo Square Rhythms Festival this year. The food options include dark roux chicken and sausage gumbo, Creole filé gumbo, seafood gumbo, and all sorts of traditional NOLA food.
When: November 12-14
5. Get cheesy at the New Orleans Fete des Fromages
Celebrate French cheese at the Cheese Festival held in NOLA annually. There’s a selection of over 100 international cheese samples, wine pairings, and cooking demonstrations.
When: November 6
6. Don’t miss the Bayou Classic
Celebrate Thanksgiving weekend with this staple sporting event. It’s an annual match between Grambling State University and Southern University in Baton Rouge. In addition to the game, there’s a Battle of the Bands competition and a Bayou Classic Parade.
When: November 26
7. Get in the holiday spirit with a Celebration in the Oaks
Ready for Christmas? City Park hosts a Holiday Lights Festival each year. You can drive through City Park’s famous oaks that will be decorated with over a million twinkling lights and light displays. There’s also a Carousel Gardens Experience, featuring 18 rides and an outdoor bar in the Botanical Garden. Tickets go on sale on November 1!
When: From November 25 to January 2
Featured image by James McDaniel @peppermintfatty