Louisiana, New Orleans Guide (B): 10 Quirky Things to Do in New Orleans
New Orleans is a city all its own, with many quirky experiences to be had. From ghost tours to tarot card readings to sampling the “planet’s best” hot sauce…there are many fun experiences you can have in just a few days of visiting New Orleans! (I am also announcing the giveaway winners of the Firmoo Eyeglasses Giveaway in this post…it’s at the bottom if you just can’t wait!)
Whether you believe in ghosts or not, taking “haunted” history tours are great fun…especially in a city like New Orleans that is rich in history! (And I mean, they let you bring a drink with too!) Again (as I said with my “haunted” tour of Rome), don’t expect any Ouija boards or seances when taking a haunted tour, though. This tour is a fun way to learn some of the darker more sinister events and deaths in New Orleans. (You’re not actually going to be hunting ghosts, haha.)
There are a few different times throughout the day you can book your tour, but obviously, it will be more fun to take a later tour. Not only will it be more “spooky” but the streets will be less crowded and you’ll be able to hear your tour guide a bit better. You will meet your tour guide at Rev. Zombies Voodoo Shop and wander through the French Quarter for about 2 hours…stopping at various spots to talk about the brutal death/historical event that took place there. And yes, you will see Madame Delphine LaLaurie’s house on this tour. (She was a New Orleans socialite who allegedly tortured and murdered her slaves in very brutal ways. Her home is supposed to be quite haunted. Oh, and she was a prominent character on AHS: Coven, which your tour guide will tell you has gotten the history horribly wrong.) You will also make a pit stop at a “haunted” bar about halfway through the tour, to replenish your beverages. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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