9 Things To Do This October In New Orleans

Emma Colosia Emma Colosia

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We’re so ready for this month! We’ve made an exciting list of things to do this October in New Orleans.

It’s no secret that New Orleans is one of the spookiest cities in our country. That is why visiting in October is a must! Enjoy haunted houses, voodoo, cemeteries, tarot cards, and much more!

These are nine things you can do this October in New Orleans:

1. Have a cocktail at the Hot Tin

After COVID and hurricane Ida, the Hot Tin Rooftop is reopening as a bar with a special menu that will blow your mind. Back on their drink menu, you’ll find Hot Tin throwbacks, including Endless Summer, Skyliner, and Sweater Weather.
Where: Pontchartrain Hotel Floor 14


2. Get scared at The Mortuary haunted experience


One of the city’s most popular, self-guided haunted houses is The Mortuary. It’s open since October 1 and offers a hair-raising experience you’ll never forget.
All of the info you need to know is here.
Where: 4800 Canal Street


3. Celebrate brunch month

This October, celebrate the Birthplace of Brunch with weekly brunch pop-ups and special menus at different restaurants across NOLA. You can find every participating eatery here.
Where: Different restaurants around NOLA.


4. And have brunch at the French Quarter


Are you looking for a boozy brunch? Look no further. We made a list of fantastic brunch spots where you’ll have a delicious breakfast and cocktails any day of the week. And you don’t even have to leave the French Quarter.
Where: Here’s our complete list of restaurants.

5. Visit a NOLA cemetery



NOLA has many historical cemeteries that are just a must when visiting. Walk among the dead and celebrate their life. If you’d like to see the tombs of some of the most iconic women in the Big Easy, we’ve made a list that will be of great help.

6. Drink at the city’s most haunted hotel


Rotating since 1949, the accurately named Carousel Bar and Lounge has become a NOLA icon. This is the only carousel in Louisiana you’ll need an ID to ride! Don’t miss it.
If you didn’t know that the Hotel Monteleone is one of the most haunted hotels in the Big Easy, here’s a list of the spirits that roam the corridors.

Where: Hotel Monteleone 214 Riyal Street


7. Get a tarot reading at the Vampire Café

As well as serving up some vampire-friendly bites and drinks, this restaurant offers tea leaf readings, tarot readings, and vampire tours of the city.
Secret tip: Opposite the café and boutique rest the house of The Carter Brothers. Wayne and John Carter were considered the town vampires in the early 1930s.
Where: 801 Royal Street


8. Don’t miss the Krewe of Boo Parade


The Krewe of Boo! is New Orleans’ official Halloween parade since 2007, even though it has now grown to be a spooktacular weekend of events.
When: Saturday, October 23
Where: The parade starts at Elysian Fields Avenue and finishes at Andrew Higgins Drive.


9. Read a creepy book


There are many places around NOLA where you can sit down, take in the breeze, and devour that book cover to cover. Read a spooky story in any of these places. You won’t regret it!

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