November in NOLA is for Families


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November 1 2018 | Family Travel Tips

This Thanksgiving, why not make a multi-generational trek down to New Orleans? (Surely you can wait until Christmas for grandma’s stuffing!) Just think: when you have your holiday feast in one of our famous restaurants, nobody will have to cook or clean up! We’ll do the dishes. You go have fun!

November is a wonderful month for strolling in New Orleans or taking a streetcar to the Garden District or City Park. Plus, you can get in some early Christmas shopping in the French Quarter, on Magazine Street or in the Arts/Warehouse District.

Here are a few more reasons to join us in the Big Easy this November – before, during or after Turkey Day. Choose from several great family hotels and get coupons to save at the most popular New Orleans attractions.

Oak Street Po-Boy Festival

On November 11th, enjoy New Orleans “Best Dressed” Uptown at the Oak Street Po-Boy Festival.

Tremé Creole Gumbo Festival

On November 17 & 18, head to Armstrong Park for gumbo, brass bands, an arts market, a kids area and live music all day long.

Saints vs. Atlanta in the Superdome

Even if you can’t score tickets, it’s exciting just to be in town on game day. The rivalry between these two teams is legendary and tailgaters will be out in full force. Come out to the free pregame party in Champion’s Square and hear the Funky Monkeys and enjoy lots of great food and drink.

Celebration in the Oaks

Hop a ride on the train to see a 25-acre wonderland of festive holiday lights draped in ancient live oak trees. Celebration in the Oaks in City Park is held nightly November 23-25 and November 30-January 1 (it’s closed Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve). It’s a magical experience the whole family will love.

Bayou Classic

Along with the big game on November 24th, the Bayou Classic features a parade, a fan festival, the battle of the bands and more. It’s a great time for football fans, young and old.


See: New Orleans Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving Day

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