Although September is technically still hurricane season, which might deter some visitors, here are several reasons TO visit New Orleans in September!

1. It's not as hot and humid as June, July, and August.

2. It's not as crowded as October so you can get better hotel rates and not fight too hard for a tourist-free shot of the famous alley of oak trees at Oak Alley Plantation!

3. The Saints Football Season starts! 

4. There are a plenty of food festivals to entice the tastebuds of almost any traveler. Here are just a few current and upcoming September fests: New Orleans Restaurant Week (Sept. 11th-17th), 2nd Annual Fried Chicken Festival (September 23rd – 24th), NOLA on Tap Beer (and food) Fest (September 23rd), Treme Fall Festival (music, art and food!) (September 30th – October 1st).