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School vacation dates / national holidays

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School vacation dates / national holidays

I'm planning a trip to New Orleans then on to Florida in October, I wanted to know what dates the Schools are on vacation and any national holidays so I can avoid any peak times, can any one help?

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1. Re: School vacation dates / national holidays

you should be ok, school is from Sept to June for most part, 1st American holiday would be Thanksgiving in November, but from reading other posts I believe Halloween is big in NO which is Oct 31.

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2. Re: School vacation dates / national holidays

October is always a peak month in New Orleans, with lots of large conventions and lots of tourists. Not quite as busy as Mardi Gras or Jazz Fest, but still busy.

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3. Re: School vacation dates / national holidays

October is a lovely time to visit New Orleans. The weather's usually great (not too hot). There aren't any major school holidays that month. It's true that it's a popular time of year for conventions. But I haven't noticed that it's all that crowded. Just be sure to book your flight and hotel early.