New Orleans February 22, 2019
The 8 Places You Absolutely Must Visit In New Orleans This Spring
Spring has sprung! Well, kind of…it’s trying. We may be due for a few more cold spells before we are officially in spring, but that doesn’t mean’t you can’t start planning your springtime adventures. These delightful spots in and around New Orleans make for a picture perfect spring outing, so let’s check them out.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. City Park
The amenities over at City Park are endless. The 1,300-acre park features multiple playgrounds, an amusement park, an art museum, a sculpture garden, and that’s just the beginning of the list. The botanical gardens truly come alive in the springtime, and it’s worth your while to pop on over when things begin to bloom. Even if you can’t make it to the botanical gardens, the tulips this time of year are absolutely mesmerizing. Click
to learn more about City Park and its beautiful gardens. 1 Palm Drive, New Orleans, LA 70124.
2. Beauregard-Keys House
Built in 1826, this historic house on Chartres Street is a beautiful museum that focuses on the previous residents of the home, primarily Confederate General Beauregard and American author Frances Parkinson Keyes. The gardens offer visitors a quiet place to relax and take in some beautiful scenery. 1113 Chartres St, New Orleans, Louisiana 70116.
3. Audubon Park
This urban oasis nestled on historic Magazine Street is perfect just about any time of year, but in the springtime it’s quite the delight to take a stroll on the walking path. The cool breeze as you walk underneath the canopies of ancient oaks is uniquely New Orleans. 6500 Magazine St, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118.
4. Longue Vue House and Gardens
Founded by Edith and Edgar Stern, Longue Vue House and Gardens features eight acres of truly stunning gardens that you have to see to believe. Children will love the interactive Discovery Garden, and the world-class house museum offers tours so you can learn more about this National Historic Landmark. Click
to learn more about Longue Vue House and Gardens. 7 Bamboo Rd, New Orleans, Louisiana 70124.
5. Honey Island Swamp
You’ll find Honey Island Swamp over in St. Tammany Parish, just a short drive from New Orleans. Springtime is the perfect time of year to go on a swamp tour…the weather will be perfect, the breeze will be nice, and the bugs at a minimum. Dr. Wagner’s Honey Island Swamp Tour knows the swamps like no one else, and they would love to give you a tour though some of the most beautiful natural scenery Louisiana has to offer. Click
to learn more about Dr. Wagner’s Honey Island Swamp Tour. 41490 Crawford Landing Rd., Slidell, LA 70461.
6. Louis Armstrong Park
Nestled in the Treme neighborhood, this 32-acre park is a great stop when you’ve been walking around the French Quarter all day. There are several sitting areas with amazing water views, and in the springtime when everything is lush and green, the views just can’t be beat. 701 N. Rampart St., New Orleans, LA 70116.
7. Houmas House and Gardens
Yes, it’s a bit of a drive from New Orleans, but the gardens at the Houmas House are unparalleled. The 38-acre gardens features both indigenous and exotic plantlike with several quiet sitting areas peppered throughout. 40136 Highway 942, Darrow, LA 70725.
8. Barataria Preserve
Barataria Preserve is a must-see in the springtime. The boardwalk and dirt trails will lead you through the preserve’s 23,000 acres giving you an amazing glimpse at the marshes, swamps, bayous, and forests. For wildlife viewing, it’s unparalleled as there are over 200 species of birds, and countless alligators, snakes, raccoons, armadillos, nutria, and many others. You may even be able to catch a glimpse of a coyote of a white-tailed deer during your visit. 6588 Barataria Blvd, Marrero, LA 70072.
Where’s your favorite place to go in the springtime in New Orleans? Let us know in the comments below!