What to Pack

New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans, NOLA, The Big Easy, N’awlins, a city with as many names as it does weather conditions in a single day. As you’re out and about enjoying the many festivals and parades, dancing in the streets, or taking a historical walking tour, be wary of the erratic climate changes with the exception of extreme humidity present year round. There will be plenty of rainfall which could turn into sleet in the winter months. Pack rain gear and layers to adapt to whatever the weather throws at you.

Pack the Right Stuff for your Trip to New Orleans

Wait ten minutes and the weather will change!

One day it could be in the 70’s and balmy, the next 40’s and sleet. The weather can change at a moments notice so pack light layers, a warm jacket, and cold weather accessories to adjust to temperature fluctuations.

Avoid feeling gross and swampy

The humidity intensifies the weather; when it’s hot, it creates a sauna-effect, and when it’s cold, the moisture will make it feel even cooler. Wear moisture-wicking or breathable fabrics such as cotton to stay comfortable.

Packing Tip


Avoid being a victim of theft on vacation by wearing your purse strap across your body instead of over your shoulder. Position your bag towards the front, not the side, and hold onto your purse in crowded areas.

Walkin’ N’awlins in the rain

There’s much to discover in NOLA. Whether you’re exploring the city on a walking or bike tour, make sure to wear comfortable, waterproof shoes to keep your feet warm and dry as you navigate uneven sidewalks. A packable umbrella is also a smart idea!

Super comfortable and a bit insulated but not too bulky, and the tread on the bottom is pretty good for snowy or icy walkways.

- Melinda, Zappos Customer

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Easy come, easy go - protect your valuables

Popular tourist areas such as the French Quarter and Bourbon Street have their fair share of pickpockets. Carry an anti-theft bag or wear a concealed money belt to avoid being an easy target for theft.

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