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Travel tip: September is a great time to visit New Orleans

August 24, 2018

When the worst of the summer heat has passed, September is a great time to visit New Orleans.

Plenty of folks pick New Orleans for a spring vacation -- think Mardi Gras, the Jazz and Heritage Festival or just spring break itself.

Vacationidea.com says the Big Easy is also a great place for a September getaway.

Early fall won’t be quite as steamy as July or August -- think an average of 88 degrees, rather than 92 -- and the regular afternoon summer thunderstorms will have waned.

The French Quarter, Garden District and above-ground cemeteries are worth seeing any time of the year, and just because it isn’t Mardi Gras doesn’t mean the city will be quiet.

There’s always a party on Bourbon Street.

Special September happenings include a Burlesque Festival, and for all you food and beer-lovers, the National Fried Chicken Fest, the Chef’s Taste Challenge and NOLA on Tap.

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