New Orleans February 06, 2018
8 Of The Greatest Destinations Most New Orleanians Overlook
When it comes to New Orleans, the possibilities are endless. From food adventures to historic tours, there are so many different things to do in this city. While several of the attractions below are known for being tourist attractions, don’t let that stop you from exploring them on your own. There’s a reason they’re so popular!
1. The National WWII Museum
Come get an in-depth explanation of the intricacies of WWII, including why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today. You’ll learn so much more than you ever learned in history class, just be sure to set aside enough time to explore all of the exhibits. 945 Magazine Street.
2. The Sydney & Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA
Take a leisurely stroll through this picturesque garden and admire the 60+ sculptures throughout the five acres nestled in City Park. The sculpture garden is open seven days a week and is free to enter.
3. Barataria Preserve
Located just a short drive from New Orleans, the trails at Barataria Preserve are the perfect way to spend the afternoon. The boardwalk trails will lead you through the swamps and marshes and you’ll have the opportunity to see tons of wildlife. The trails are all less than 2 miles, so you can mix and match depending on how much time you have to spare. 6588 Barataria Blvd, Marerro, LA 70072.
4. Fontainebleau State Park
Just a short drive across the Causeway and you’ll can explore this 2,800 acre park located right on the shores of Lake Pontchartrain. There are multiple trails to explore, multiple playgrounds for the kids, a beach to sink your toes in, and tons of wide open space to relax. 62883 Highway 1089 Mandeville, LA 70448
5. Take a swamp tour
They’re not just for tourists! Fall in love with Louisiana’s landscape all over again with a boat ride through the swamps and marshes. Your experienced captain will tell you all about the swamps and you’re bound to see alligators, turtles, snakes, and several species of birds.
6. Jackson Square
Jackson Square is great area to wander around. There’s always local artists and musicians around, plus there are several boutiques and restaurants around to swing by and do some shopping and dining.
7. City Park
The attractions in City Park are endless. Just some of the attractions in the 1300 acres include Storyland, the carousel gardens, putt putt golf, a botanical garden, plus several walking paths. Even just a drive underneath the canopies of ancient oaks is absolutely stunning.
8. The Carousel Bar
This iconic New Orleans hotspot has been around since 1949. Located in the famous Hotel Monteleone, the Carousel is a fun merry-go-round bar that hosts weekly live music while overlooking historic Royal Street. 214 Royal Street.
What’s your favorite New Orleans destination? Let us know in the comments below!