Are you ready to take some day trips in New Orleans that are out of this world? Here are some incredible New Orleans day trips that we know you are going to love. Get ready for some awesome summer trips, and tell us which ones you plan to do first.

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What are some unique things to do around New Orleans?  

New Orleans is truly one of the most unique cities in the world, and there are plenty of things to do here that are, quite simply, perfectly unique. Obviously, you’ll want to check out the French Quarter, which is home to the world-famous Bourbon Street as well as beautiful, historic Jackson Square, all of which are must-dos for visitors and locals alike. Other delightful one-of-a-kind things to do around New Orleans include the National World War II Museum, where you’ll learn lots about one of the craziest wars in our nation’s history. Then, head up to New Orleans City Park, which is 1,300 beautiful acres of New Orleans’ most beautiful landscaping. Visit the Garden District and admire the stunning mansions surrounded by gorgeous, old-growth mature trees, and then hit the New Orleans Museum of Art to close out the perfect trip to NOLA.  

What are some wonderful getaway spots around New Orleans?  

Who says you can’t plan a getaway to New Orleans? Sure, most folks might prefer their getaways to be in some kind of mountain paradise, but you know what? NOLA is just as beautiful, albeit in some different ways. There are lots of absolutely breathtaking places to come should you decide to escape to our little corner of the world, like the Houmas House Plantation & Gardens, which are some stunningly beautiful cottages all nestled nearby an alley of ancient oak trees. Learn the history – some of which can be quite dark – of this plantation, and take a tour! If you find that interesting, run away to Ormond Plantation, in Destrehan, which dates back to 1780, making it one of the older places in the country you can still check out. Plan to stay at the Historic Michabelle Inn in Hammond for three acres of stunning foliage and greenery, where you can take your pick from eight gorgeous, luxurious staterooms.