Phantoms and Fall Dining in New Orleans

Sultry summer days give way to crisp, mild evenings – just perfect to admire the exuberant colors of Fall plants and flowers…orange trumpet vines, bright red Cajun hibiscus, green and gold crotons, claret coleus, and lavender morning glories, all blooming in wild profusion on restaurant patios and in the gardens of historic homes.

Autumn Al Fresco Dining

Surround yourself with lush foliage in the elegant courtyard of Broussard’s, a culinary Grande Dame in New Orleans Historic French Quarter.  Classic Creole dishes and a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence will make this a night to remember.

Treat yourself to patio dining in the Faubourg Marigny at The Elysian Bar, one of the most sought-after restaurant destinations in New Orleans. Brunch, dinner, full bar, and an extensive wine list create an unforgettable experiences under the stars.

It’s new, it’s different, and it has a casual patio!  Enjoy finger foods, pop-up dining, BIG drinks, Happy Hour, palm trees, and live local music at Madame Vic’s. Dog-friendly and people-tolerant. Drive your car or take an Uber – it’s too far to walk from the French Quarter.

Phantoms in the French Quarter

The cool, breezy weather of October naturally makes folks think of Halloween and the long and sometimes spooky history of New Orleans.  Are ancient New Orleans buildings really haunted?

In the more than 300 years since the founding of New Orleans on the banks of the Mississippi River, the city has been inhabited by pirates, priests, noblemen, prostitutes, enslaved persons, Spanish, French, and English people, Native Americans, plantation owners, river-boat captains, shrimpers, musicians, artists, and plenty of regular folks.

Lots of things have happened in those 300 years, some of which have led to horrifying legends of murders, ghosts, and spectral sightings at LaLaurie Mansion, the Sultan’s Palace, and Lafitte Blacksmith Shop.  Call The Chief Concierge for every kind of spook-tacular tour experience.

  • Cemetery tours– Discover New Orleans’ unique funeral customs. Ride the Cemeteries Street car and see the Oddfellows Rest, the Firemen’s Cemetery, and Charity Hospital’s Katrina Memorial.
  • Ghost & Haunted– Will you see an orb? The French Quarter is full of spirits!
  • Voodoo – Find Voodoo shops, learn about age-old religious practices and how they became assimilated into New Orleans traditions.

Don’t miss seeing the Beauregard-Keyes House. Not spooky, just plain fascinating.  See how people lived without air-conditioning back then, the bathtubs (!), and, of course, the kitchens and the beautiful gardens.

Let The Chief Concierge make all your dining and touring arrangements.

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