New Orleans May 17, 2017
The 6 Best Backroads Around New Orleans For A Scenic Drive
Sometimes when you need to get away from it all, a nice drive is one of the best things you can do. Here’s some of the best backroads that surround New Orleans. Let’s explore!
1) Lakeshore Drive
If you want to see some of the most beautiful sunsets in New Orleans, head out to Lakeshore Drive. You'll find plenty of places to pull over the car and just soak up the wonderful view. You can top it off with an awesome meal at one of the many great seafood places that are found here.
2) Chef Menteur Hwy
When you're exploring around New Orleans, you'll want to take a drive down this road. You'll get the old world charm of New Orleans east and enjoy views of the surrounding wetlands.
3) St. Bernard Hwy
As you continue down St. Claude Ave through the Lower Ninth ward, you'll enjoy the unique perspective on St. Bernard Parish. Look out for an awesome canopy of Oak Trees and some great views of Chalmette Battlefield.
4) River Road
Perhaps my favorite of this list, there is nothing like following River Road west towards Baton Rouge. As long as you keep the levee to your right, you'll be sure to see some truly beautiful sights along the way. Rivershack Tavern is a great stop for lunch!
Continue south down this road and you'll see the other side of the Mississippi River...and ultimately to where the land meets the water, quite literally. There's nothing quite like it.
Take I-10 W and then get off at 90, then you can follow signs to take LA-1 all the way to Grand Isle. It's a beautiful, relaxing drive, and you'll see some great sights along the way.
How many of these roads have you explored? Do you have a favorite from this list? Let us know in the comments below. We love to hear your ideas and feedback!