New Orleans February 09, 2018
Don’t Let Another Year Go By Without Seeing These 7 Breathtaking New Orleans Spots
New Orleans is filled with dozens of hidden treasures just waiting for you to explore. If you haven’t yet, take the opportunity to play tourist in the city and visit these beautiful spots in New Orleans, you won’t regret it!
1. Woldenberg Park
Woldenberg Park is 16 acres of beautiful green space between the French Quarter and the Mississippi River. Not only are the views of the Mighty Mississippi River incredible, but there’s also a lovely jogging path and sculptures and artwork that visitors can admire. 1 Canal Street.
2. Barataria Preserve
Just a short drive to Marrero and you’ll be surrounded by 23,000 acres including bayous, swamps, marshes, and forests, not to mention tons of wildlife. The boardwalk trails will lead you through the parts of the swamp that you just wouldn’t be able to get to otherwise. The views are simply breathtaking, and you’re bound to see alligators, turtles, birds, and more. 6588 Barataria Boulevard, Marrero.
3. Jackson Square
This historic little park in the French Quarter was built in 1721, and it’s the perfect place for a leisurely stroll. There are numerous restaurants and shops around the square so you can spend the day shopping and enjoying delicious Cajun and Creole meals in a beautiful setting.
4. Audubon Park
Nestled in historic uptown New Orleans, Audubon Park has been a favorite spot for locals for picnics, recreation, or just a lazy day in the park enjoying a beautiful day. Take a stroll underneath the canopies of majestic oak trees, go for a jog on the 1.8 mile jogging path, or enjoy some of the many tennis courts, riding stables, or soccer fields. 6500 Magazine Street.
5. The French Quarter
A wonderful place to do some shopping, the quarter is filled with tons of unique boutiques, antique stores, and art galleries. Street performers are often a common sight, and we all know that the Quarter comes alive at night.
6. City Park
This 1,300-acre park is the 20th most visited urban park in the country, and it’s no wonder considering how many attractions there are. There’s several attractions for the kids, like Storyland, putt putt golf, and an amusement park and there’s also attractions for adults, like the botanical gardens and the sculpture garden. You could spend an entire weekend here and still not see everything. 1 Palm Drive.
7. Longue Vue House and Gardens
Featuring a world-class house museum and eight acres of breathtaking gardens, Longue Vue House and Gardens is a hidden gem in New Orleans that everyone should take the time to visit. You’ll learn about the history of the property, how and why it was built, and the background of the founders, Edith and Edgar Stern. 7 Bamboo Road.
How many of these attractions have you visited? Let us know in the comments below!