New Orleans in October

Old Jul 29th, 2004, 08:26 PM
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New Orleans in October

Contemplating a possible vacation to New Orleans in early October. What's the weather like then? Is is a good time to visit. Any ideas on places to stay and things to do. We have about 5 days and are traveling with another couple. Are there other places within 2-3 hr that are a must see.
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Old Jul 29th, 2004, 08:33 PM
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Basically, anytime is a good time to be in New Orleans. Keep in mind that October is still hurricane season- could be pretty rainy, not to mention a bit of wind. I would suggest wandering through the French Quarter, St. Louis Cathedral, some of the plantations along the Mississippi, the aquarium, lots of good food (Bon Ton Cafe off Canal near the Quarter has great food and old New Orleans atmosphere).
Have fun, J.
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Old Jul 30th, 2004, 01:57 AM
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You might want to check soon for a hotel - October is a big convention month in New Orleans and typically there aren't many rooms available.
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Don't forget Mid-City RocknBowl!
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I wouldn't worry about the weather in October. I think besides May, October is one of the nicer months to be there. Nobody can predict a hurricane this early, so don't even bother to think about it. The only bad month to be there is August - hot humid sticky - but therefore also the cheapest time.

When I lived there, I could still get a tan at the end of October, how's that for nice weather? Seemed great to be having been brought up in the north!!!!
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There is a great plantation that you can go to only through a tour from New Orleans. I believe it's called Evergreen Plantation. You can do a search for it and the tour company will come up. I think they combine it with a swamp tour.
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I just found a JEWEL of a hotel. It is on Esplande which is close to the French Quarter, The Lamothe House!! We are from BAton ROuge and went for a quick weekend getaway,, they have a website and yes the rooms look just like te website. www.lamothe

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Glad you liked the Lamothe House. My husband went there for a promotional reception when they 1st opened & thought it was really nice. He has since had his family stay there when they visit the Quarter.

mcfarms, Oct should be ok if the weather gods are happy. There are so many things around the area to see as well. Plantations near Baton Rouge, alligator farm, winery & swamp tours across the lake in St Tammany Parish & lots more. Have a great time.
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never been there in Oct. but 3 times in Nov., two times beautiful warm weather, and the 3rd time unbelievably cold so you never know. In addition to all the usual, a trip to the bayou is fun. The guides are usually Cajuns and a kick. We stayed at Soniat House last time, but a less expensive place is Hotel Lafayette which friends of ours really loved.
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