While beauty isn’t always the first thing people associate with New Orleans, it should be. New Orleans is one of the most beautiful places in America, no question. Around here, we have some of the most jaw-dropping views and hidden spots that are simply amazing. Here are the most beautiful and incredible places in New Orleans, hands down.
1) Bayou Bridges, City Park
Enter the park off of City Park Ave, near the gates at Anseman Ave., and you'll find some of the most gorgeous views within the park.
2) St. Charles Mansions
The gorgeous mansions on St. Charles Ave., like this one found near Tulane University, will simply blow you away. Check them out while riding the streetcar.
3) Louis Armstrong Park
This gorgeous park honors the great Louis Armstrong.
4) Commander’s Palace, Garden District
While the food and impeccable service lures diners night after night, the exterior and interior dining rooms here will take your breath away.
5) The Tree of Life, Audubon Park
Found at the exit to the Riverfront Park behind the Audubon Zoo on East Drive, this iconic tree is simply gorgeous.
6) The Columns Hotel
Another amazing place to have a drink and see the streetcar roll by on St. Charles Ave., the Columns never disappoints. 2811 St. Charles Ave.
7) Lake Pontchartrain Lakefront
As the sun is setting, jump in your car and park it somewhere along Lakeshore Drive. For an extra boost of beauty, go past the Yacht club all the way to the end of the point on Breakwater Drive.
8) The Botanical Gardens, City Park
The amazing collection of water lilies found here would be enough to rank this place as one of the most beautiful--and that is just the tip of the iceberg of the gardens here.
9) Longue Vue House and Gardens
Take a tour of these gorgeous grounds that will simply take your breath away. 7 Bamboo Rd, New Orleans, 70124
10) Lakefront Airport
This newly renovated art deco masterpiece is quickly becoming one of the most popular places for weddings and other parties. 6001 Stars and Stripes Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70126
11) St. Joes Bar, Uptown
This hidden gem in Uptown New Orleans is one of the most cozy and beautiful bars in the city. 5535 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115
12) Metairie Cemetery
The amazing array of marble sculptures and tombs here make it one of the most beautiful and unique places in the city. 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd, New Orleans 70124
13) Audubon Place, Uptown
The simply amazing mansions that line the street here will blow your mind...if you can get through the gates! Between Newcomb Blvd. and Law Road on St. Charles Ave.
14) Jackson Square
The iconic square in the heart of the French Quarter will definitely bring a smile to your face. 700 Decatur St, New Orleans LA 70116
15) Fortier Park, 3310 Esplanade Ave.
This pocket park tucked near the end of Esplanade Ave at City Park, is a beautiful place to spend a sunny afternoon.
16) St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
Another gorgeous and historic cemetery that will give you a deep sense of the beauty NOLA cemeteries have to offer. 425 Basin St., New Orleans, LA 70112
17) Race and Religious
This Lower Garden District gem offers an amazing courtyard framed by classic New Orleans architecture. It's quickly become one of the most popular places to get married in New Orleans. 510 Race St., New Orleans
18) Cafe Amelie
Easily the most gorgeous public courtyard in the French Quarter, the 150-year old Princess of Monaco courtyard will make you fall in love. 912 Royal St, New Orleans, LA
19) Algiers Courthouse
This amazing and historic courthouse is a favorite for those wanting to tie the knot in a low key way with the Mississippi River right outside the door. 225 Morgan St., New Orleans, 70114
20) The Roosevelt Hotel New Orleans
Step inside this breathtaking hotel and be transported to another world. 130 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans
What did you think of our list of the most beautiful places in New Orleans? Weren’t those simply gorgeous photographs? These are some truly jaw-dropping spots in New Orleans! What did we miss?