New Orleans June 23, 2019
Here Are The 9 Most Beautiful Places In New Orleans That You Must Visit ASAP
From historical buildings to parks filled with sprawling green space, there’s a lot to beauty to be found in New Orleans. When you live here, you can become desensitized to all of the beautiful places in New Orleans, but we’re here to remind you that you should get outside and explore this beautiful city of ours. Here are the most beautiful places in New Orleans that you must visit ASAP.
1. The Garden District
New Orleans has 73 neighborhoods, but the Garden District might just top the list when it comes to beauty. From the oak-shaded streets to the historic mansions, there’s a lot to love about the Garden District. Learn more in our previous article
2. Woldenberg Park
With its beautiful river views, a welcoming breeze, and paved walk ways, it’s no surprise Woldenberg Park made the list. This 16-acre park is nestled between the Mississippi River and the French Quarter, offering stunning views of the river. Take a seat on one of the benches and watch the barges go by for a picture perfect afternoon. Click
to check out our previous article and learn more about Woldenberg Park.
1 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA, 70130
3. St. Louis Cathedral
Nestled in the heart of the French Quarter, St. Louis Cathedral holds the distinction of being the oldest Cathedral in North America. Opened in 1794, this historic building is truly a work of art and an architecture lover’s paradise. The Cathedral is open seven days a week from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. with daily mass beginning at 12:05 p.m. Visitors can take a self-guided tour for a $1.00 donation. Learn more about the history of St. Louis Cathedral in our previous article
Address: 615 Pere Antoine Alley, New Orleans, LA, 70116
4. City Park
Clocking in at 1,300-acres, you can bet that there’s a lot of beauty hiding within this historic park. Take a stroll through the Botanical Gardens, wander through the newly renovated sculpture garden, or just find a secluded bench by the water and sit with your thoughts. Whatever you do, you can bet you’ll be surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery without ever having to leave the city. Learn more in our previous article
Address: 1 Palm Drive, New Orleans, LA, 70124
5. Jackson Square
Perhaps the crown jewel of the French Quarter, Jackson Square is a beautiful little park surrounded by history. Originally named "Place d’Armes," Jackson Square was renamed to honor Andrew Jackson after the Battle of New Orleans. Local artists flock to this open-air park, and it’s not uncommon to see everything from street drummers to oil painters peppered throughout the space. Restaurants, museums, and boutiques line the square, making it the perfect way to spend a weekend afternoon.
Address: 701 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA, 70116
6. St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
It may seem a bit strange to include a cemetery on a list of beautiful places in New Orleans, but trust us on this one. New Orleans’ oldest cemetery opened up in 1789 and has been the final resting place of some of the city’s most notable figures, including the Voodoo priestess Marie Laveau. You’ll need a licensed tour guide to enter the cemetery, but it’s worth your time. The hauntingly beautiful tombs are truly something you’ll only find in New Orleans. To learn more about this historic cemetery, check out our previous article
Address: 425 Basin Street, New Orleans, LA, 70112
7. Audubon Park
Right in the heart of uptown lies an urban oasis that will simply mesmerize you with its beauty. Take a jog underneath the ancient oak trees, sprawl out and gaze into the peaceful lagoons, or pack a picnic lunch to enjoy in the grass. There’s a lot to love about this historic park, and it’s certainly worthy of your time. Learn more in our previous article
Address: 6500 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA, 70118
8. Longue Vue House and Gardens
Nestled in the Lakewood neighborhood, this under-appreciated historic spot might be the most beautiful attraction in New Orleans. Not only is the house a fascinating glimpse into the past, but the perfectly manicured gardens are truly a sight to behold. Click
to check out our previous article to learn more about this hidden gem.
Address: 7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans, LA, 70124
9. The Lakefront
The Lakeview area of New Orleans often gets overlooked, but this hidden gem is one of the best spots in the city to watch the sun go down. There are several lake view restaurants that offer dazzling views of Lake Pontchartrain to accompany your meal, so venture out to this neighborhood around dusk for a completely enchanting evening. Click
to check out our previous article highlighting some of the best restaurants with a view in New Orleans.
What do you think the most beautiful place in New Orleans is? Shout it out in the comments below!