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Insider’s Look at Upcoming New Orleans Attractions

Rankings, Renovations and Revelry this Fall in New Orleans

New Orleans was recently named the No. 2 city in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure Magazine, and the designation is undeniable given the city’s vast amount of sights, sounds, culture and cuisine.

One of the city’s most beloved landmarks, Windsor Court Hotel, recently unveiled a $15 million property renovation, underscoring the property’s placement on the ever-growing list of essential New Orleans experiences. In addition to modernizations for all 316 guest quarters, the impressive undertaking includes the grand opening of a new poolside bar.

With the end of summer fast approaching and Labor Day Weekend on the horizon, there’s no better reason to sneak away for one last hoorah before saying goodbye to swimsuits and sandals for the season.

Football fans excited about the fast-approaching tailgate season can start their Labor Day vacations early on Thursday, August 30, when the New Orleans Saints battle it out against the Los Angeles Rams in a pre-season game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Whether in town to witness the big win or to take part in the citywide celebration of LGBTQ culture during Southern Decadence, Windsor Court’s Waterman Poolside Bar is the perfect place to cool off throughout the weekend. The cabana-style bar, which overlooks the 65-foot saltwater pool, features a splashy drink selection and a menu of shared plates, salads, sandwiches and wraps. Served with a side of stunning skyline views and four large-screen TVs, there’s no better place to relax and unwind.

In October, as summer rolls into fall and the temperature begins to drop, New Orleans becomes the perfect backdrop for festivals, concerts and spooky celebrations.

October 12-14, world-famous blues musicians Jimmie Vaughan, Shemekia Copeland and Walter “Wolfman” Washington take to the stage in downtown’s Lafayette Square during the 13th annual Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival. The free, family-friendly event features two stages of music, a dozen of the best barbecue masters in the region and a huge arts market.

If you prefer your taste of the Big Easy with a side of Boo!, then schedule your trip for the annual VooDoo Music + Arts Experience, October 26-28, and Halloween. Over the weekend, don your favorite costume and take to City Park for three days of this all-star lineup featuring the nation’s top contemporary performing artists.

More interested in the mid-week main event on October 31? Make Marie Laveau proud as you take on a ghostly tour. Visit her tomb in St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 and then parade through the French Quarter amid other costume-clad revelers.

Reserve your room at Windsor Court today!