Spend your Thanksgiving holiday in New Orleans where the weather outside isn’t frightful, and the Thanksgiving menu is extra delightful! Hit the city’s fall highlights with the Who Dat Nation at a Saints game in the Dome, the holiday light display at City Park, or the horse races at the Fair Grounds. Enjoy the autumn weather with a host of fall things to do and dishes to devour in New Orleans!
Things to Do for Thanksgiving Week in New Orleans
You certainly won’t find a better Turkey Day menu than at restaurants open for Thanksgiving in New Orleans. Don’t miss pumpkin-spiced twists on famous New Orleans cocktails and local Thanksgiving dishes like cajun rice dressing, pecan pie, and turducken. Think outside the box with a visit to the Sazerac House for New Orleans cocktail history and unique souvenir gifts for the holidays. Stop in a Rouses Market to stock up on local traditions and host your own NOLA Thanksgiving feast.
You’ll find Black Friday deals in New Orleans from high-end brands at Canal Place. Feast on beignets from Cafe du Monde while you score outlet steals at the Riverwalk. There’s no shortage of local gems in the Big Easy! Support local artists, chefs, musicians and more by shopping Small Business Saturday in the French Quarter and throughout the city on your holiday in New Orleans.
There’s no better time of year to encounter nature in Louisiana than in the fall. Experience Louisiana’s famous swamps without the famous humidity! Get up close with alligators and stunning landscapes on a New Orleans swamp tour boat. If you’re looking for thrills on your Thanksgiving trip, soar through the bayou on the world’s first fully aquatic swamp zipline with ZipNOLA.
In a city unlike any other, your New Orleans Thanksgiving is sure to be one-of-a-kind. From deep fried turkeys to alligator encounters, you’ll have much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving! Make those turkey day reservations early and book your New Orleans swamp tours ahead of time to make the most of your Crescent City holiday!