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Visiting Greater New Orleans
Across Louisiana, you’ll find a number of unique and adventurous destinations ideal for a visit at nearly any time of the year. The Greater New Orleans area proves to be one of the most ideal travel spots in the state with an eclectic blend of attractions, events, festivals, and more. And during the fall and winter, The Big Easy is abuzz with an impressive list of things to see and do.
Plan a fall or winter stay in New Orleans and you’ll be treated to a wide range of historical sites, a bustling nightlife scene, and even some top tier sports. Nearby suburbs like Metairie, Harvey, and Chalmette yield quick and easy trips into downtown NOLA.
Cooler temperatures of fall and winter in New Orleans will yield fun-filled days of exciting NFL and college football action. NOLA will be awash in gold and black this time of year – this is, after all, Saints country. Head to the Mercedes Benz-Superdome and catch any of the eight home games the Saints will play this year. October 16th is a big matchup as the Carolina Panthers are in town, and the defending champion Denver Broncos will visit NOLA on November 13th. Make the short drive in from nearby Westwego and enjoy all the thrills this fall.
NOLA’s football landscape isn’t solely dedicated to the Saints. Make your way to the Yulman Stadium this fall to watch the Tulane University Green Wave play their 2016 schedule. Their first home game is September 10th when they take on the Southern University Jaguars at 7 p.m., one of their in-state rivals, the UL Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns, will visit on September 24th, and their final home game of the season is November 19th when the Temple University Owls come to town.
Authentic southern creole cuisine is a huge part of the culture in and around New Orleans, and this fall you’ll have a chance to taste some of the best offerings. Check out the annual Tremé Creole Gumbo Festival on November 12th and 13th. Head to Armstrong Park in downtown NOLA, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. both days, where you can sample an excellent array of gumbo. There will also be live music from the Soul Brass Band, and the Rebirth Brass Band.
As the winter progresses later this year into 2017, you’ll have a chance to try some of the best baked goods from the most exceptional local pastry chefs. Check out the 4th Annual King Cake Festival on January 29th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All events will take place at Champions Square at the Mercedes Benz-Superdome.
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