Is there any better place to visit in October than New Orleans? I think not. With its ghost walks, eerie cemeteries, and haunted past, New Orleans is my number 1 place to visit around Halloween. I highly recommend the French Quarters and Cemetery Tour. I found it both fun and informative. They take you to the famous St Louis Cemetery #1 and walk you around to various haunted locations in the French Quarter. You will see balconies wonderfully decorated with spider webs and skulls. The atmosphere is both electric and spooky.
If you are lucky enough to be visiting on October 31st, there are some very cool activities going on in the city. You will find details here: The Times-Picayune (I love that they have a "Ghost Sightings Forum" and "Vampire Sightings Forum" on their site.)
No matter what time of year you visit New Orleans, you must visit the lovely New Orleans Botanical Garden. It is my go-to place when things get a little too "wild" in the French Quarter. The kids will, no doubt, love Ghost in the Oaks and the Fall Garden Festival. It is a lovely place to take photos.
You will find some more great activities during October, online at New Orleans Official Guide.
If you like ghost stories, like me, you might want to check out the local bookstores for books written about New Orleans' haunted history. There are some very cool used bookstores in the French Quarter. Check them out at: New Orleans Bookstores
While in New Orleans, here are some other fun things to do: 10 Best Things to Do in New Orleans
Basically, any time of the year is a good time to visit New Orleans. But, if you happen to be there during October, you are in for a real treat, especially if you like ghost stories and haunted history.
To see artwork and photos of New Orleans that you can buy as prints, canvases and various other decor, check out Fine Art America's great collection: New Orleans
My favorite New Orleans painter: Diann Parks
My favorite book to read before visiting New Orleans: Very New Orleans
My photo gallery on Fine Art America: New Orleans
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