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 2023 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.
The Dovetail Coffee Bar opened this past October 13th. Business hours are every day 8 am to 2 pm. This cozy new coffee bar also offers pastries, retail, to-go, wifi, and a lounge area where to work.
Check out our list of seven mind-blowing vegan restaurants in NOLA:
- Sweet Soulfood
- Max Well New Orleans
- Vegan Wit’ A Twist
- Green Goddess
- Good Eden NOLA
- Meals from the Heart Café
- Small Mart
10. 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 25-26
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 24 to January 2
There will be live concerts at the Pavilion of the Two Sisters on November 3, November 10 and November 17 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
To celebrate the start of the New Orleans holiday season, on Nov. 29, legendary New Orleans singer Irma Thomas will lead The Roosevelt in unveiling the hotel’s spectacular, block-long holiday décor. She will “flip the switch” in a ceremonial lighting of more than 112,000 lights, 1,600 feet of garland, and 4,000 glass ornaments adorning the beloved Waldorf Wonderland in the hotel’s grand lobby.
This year’s festival is coming back bigger than ever, with more than 40 food vendors, four stages of music, an arts market, and a kids zone. The tasty tradition will also feature a po-boy competition by local restaurants. See you there on November 6!
15. Listen to enchanting performances at these Candlelit concerts
Calm your mind and experience fantastic music in a new light with these sensational concerts by candlelight in some of New Orleans’ most beautiful venues. Here are some of the ones that will take place this month:
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