Let's cut to the chase: Like everything else about 2020, Halloween in New Orleans is going to be different this year. There will be no Krewe of Boo parade, Voodoo Fest, or Scout Island Scream Park, for starters, and the costumed crowd on Bourbon Street won't be as big either. Still, there's no reason to stay home this year and devour all the Halloween candy by yourself. Come eat your way through some of New Orleans most beloved restaurants and join us for the following:
New Orleans is so much fun even the dead can't bear to leave. Come take a tour of our most famous haunted houses, hear about the ghostly goings-on and decide for yourself whether you believe it or not. Discover the best ghost tours.
All October long, Mardi Gras World is providing Halloween family fun with a scavenger hunt, 10 fun Halloween picture-taking areas, and a tour of the place where Mardi Gras floats and props are made. Save $4 when you book online with code: NOLAween.
Peek-A-Boo at the Zoo
This year, Boo at the Zoo is taking place in the daytime to make Covid-19 concerns less scary. Come enjoy a festively decorated zoo, fall treats, an Extinct Species Scare Yard and a Mystery Maze! There will also be special treats for the animals. Learn more.
A Potential Meeting with Honey Island Swamp Monster
Legend has it that a Big Foot-like creature inhabits the Honey Island Swamp, just a short tour bus ride from New Orleans. He is said to be about 7 feet tall, weigh around 400 pounds, and have amber-colored eyes. He's also supposed to have a horrible stench (yikes!). Come learn about him and other fascinating fauna and flora on one of our recommended swamp tours.
See the Neighborhoods Decorated for Halloween
What's the point of all these cute porches and balconies if you can't decorate them? New Orleanians do up Halloween big. Come tour our charming neighborhoods and see who outdid who this year.
Photo by Amber Ledesma
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