New Orleans is widely considered one of the most haunted cities in the United States, which makes it a perfect destination for your next Halloween vacation. In this blog, our Krewe shares the Top 10 Things To Do for Nolaween!
St. Charles Street
Take a street car down St. Charles to see some of the biggest and brightest Halloween decorations the city has to offer. Every year this street’s home owners cover their classic New Orleans mansions from roof to grass with decorations. The Halloween mansions lining St. Charles host a true Nolaween tradition loved by all.
One can never pass through a Halloween season without a costume, especially in NOLA! So get a group of friends together and walk down the infamous Magazine Street to Funky Monkey. This New Orleans boutique is filled with handpicked vintage clothing you can’t find anywhere else, so be sure to shop at Funky Monkey for a perfect Nolaween costume.
3127 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115 (504) 899-5587
Experience the scare of your life at one, or all, of the haunted houses New Orleans has to offer. Travel down to the end of Canal street and Walk through the Mortuary. This haunted house stays true to its name as it was once owned and operated as a mortuary; it even has a cemetery in its own backyard to this day.
4800 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119 (504) 483-2350
Boo at the Zoo
Looking for a place that both parents and kids can get into the Halloween spirit? Boo at the Zoo is the perfect place you. Held at the Audubon Zoo, kids can trick-or-treat, ride the ghost train, see the dinosaur exhibit, compete in the costume contest and much more.
6500 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70118 (504) 861-2537
If a haunted house isn’t real enough for you, sign up for a New Orleans ghost tour in the heart of the French Quarter. Known for being haunted, tour guides will bring you into the scariest and most ghost-infested places in the Quarter. However, go with caution as all the places and stories are real.
Voodoo Arts and Music Festival
Located in City Park, Voodoo Arts and Music Festival is New Orleans’ annual music fest held on every Halloween weekend. Headliners like The Killers, Kendrick Lamar, DJ Snake, and Post Malone come to perform. Small tents are also set up with unique art from New Orleans locals. Get a group costume ready with your friends and experience Voodoo!
St. Louis Cemetery
To really get in the Nolaween spirit, visit the cemeteries New Orleans is famous for. These cities of the dead are filled with above ground graves built with beautiful architecture. Dating back hundreds of years ago, these cemeteries will transport you back in time. However, the spirits resting there aren’t always so peaceful. It is rumored to be the home of some voodoo witches. Visiting here will give you a true New Orleans and Halloween spirit.
Krewe of Boo
Experience Mardi Gras in October with Krewe of Boo! It is the only offical Halloween parade in New Orleans. Catch the Halloween themed floats traveling through the French Quarter and CBD.
Party on Frenchmen Street
Learn how to party like a local on Frenchmen Street on Halloween weekend. In the heart of the French Quarter, hundreds of people come out in their best costumes to celebrate from sunset to sunrise.
Walk through the French Quarter and visit authentic voodoo shops and museums. Learn about the ancient religion that has always been native to New Orleans and see real voodoo objects.