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City break in New Orleans. Active leisure ideas for New Orleans - attractions, recreation and nightlife

St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans After historical destinations exploration new Orleans invites its guests to visit numerous entertaining establishments. There is a marvelous zoological garden named Audubon which has created excellent environment for all of its inhabitants. Animals live in spacious enclosures which are close to their natural habitats. The zoological garden is a perfect place for a visit even during the hottest days as its territory features comfortable rest areas and is shadowed by numerous large trees.
Each quarter of New Orleans is a piece of unique culture and focus of significant historical monuments and landmarks. One of the highest tourist interest districts of the city is still the … Open
The Audubon Aquarium of the Americas is located near the zoological garden. The aquarium will be of great interest as for kids so for adults. The main inhabitants of the aquarium are small colorful fish of hundreds of kinds. The visitors will also have a chance to explore interesting collections of frogs, gigantic marine turtles and birds. Those tourists giving preference to open air leisure should visit the City Park.
A place of majestic beauty with plenty of trees, hiking routes and alleys will be a perfect destination as for serene leisure so for active entertainments. To explore the entire territory of the park one will need a whole day. The park stuns its guests with its scale and marvelous decoration. A park of a smaller scale but of the same beauty and majesty is the Audubon park. This will be a perfect place for hiking and cycling as well. Its visitors may enjoy beautiful statues, fountains and wild greenery of the park. Copyright
1. Touring enthusiasts should better cruise the city on foot as the most important spots of tourist interest are located in close vicinity to each other. Ladies should not wear high heels as … Open
Eco tourism fans and hiking enthusiasts will like the Jean Lafitte National Park as its territory is crossed with numerous touristic routes. Nature enthusiasts will also love an interesting collection of New Orleans Botanical Gardens. During an excursion tourists will observe exciting collections of roses, orchids, ferns and other exotic plants.
Church and General Lee New Orleans is known for a vast choice of night entertaining establishments as night clubs, dancing floors, bars which entertain their guests from dusk till dawn. The Rock n Bowl - Mid City Lanes center will be of great interest for bowling fans meanwhile jazz fans should set to the Preservation Hall bar. One of the most popular night entertaining establishments is still the Monaghan's Erin Rose pub serving excellent treats and meeting its guests with light music. The French Quarter is the best place in the city to hunt some original goods as this district hosts the most popular shopping centers, stores and boutiques.
New Orleans is an amazing city where only festivals can be more powerful than hurricanes. The city is the homeland of jazz, interesting gastronomic traditions, and incredibly cheerful people … Open
New Orleans will also appeal to fans of eco-tourism. Here you can take great tours of plantations (for example, Old River Road Plantation Adventure) to find out a lot of interesting information about the abolition of slavery and enjoy a pleasant pastime in nature among the picturesque open spaces. You can also join excursions to the Mississippi swamps - such tours include kayaking, rafting, canoeing or boating. Among other things, this is a great opportunity to see the local marine fauna - for example, pelicans. Fishing tours on the Mississippi River are very popular with tourists too.
Front of the New Orleans Museum of Art If you are on vacation with children, the latter will certainly appreciate Carousel Gardens where they can get lots of wonderful impressions. Interesting rides are available for them here, and during fairs, the park is beautifully decorated to become even more beautiful. Amazing "Storyland" located in the park is ready to please not only children but also adults who can feel small again thanks to its atmospheric design. This is a great place to take pictures: you will find hundreds of beautiful figures depicting children's favorite fairytale characters. No less atmospheric is Music Box Village where visitors can play jazz themselves and listen to music concerts, and the eyes are delighted with picturesque spaces.
New Orleans offers lots of shopping spots to suit every taste, from modern shopping centers and outlets to colorful markets and antique shops where one can buy interesting vintage souvenirs. … Open
Kamba Kourse Rope Town located in the already mentioned Audubon Zoo is another place highly recommended for active tourists. At the disposal of visitors are tracks of different difficulty levels, which allow people of any level of physical fitness to appreciate this kind of pastime. Well, the smallest tourists are going to like it the most, of course. Nearby is Audubon Park Golf Course, a huge golf club with spectacular open spaces: ponds, green landscapes, excellent gameplay organization - all this is just a few of the club's advantages, there are actually much more.
Canal Streetcar, Canal and St. Charles, New Orleans For gamblers, the homeland of jazz offers a great club named Harrah's Casino providing the opportunity to play roulette and slot machines. The casino’s excellent design is its outstanding feature. There is also a great bar on site. Those wishing to satisfy their need for excitement by betting on a favorite horse are welcome to Fair Grounds Race Course where everyone can admire the grace of the animals. The Mercedes-Benz Superdome Stadium is a great place for those who cannot imagine their life without watching sports: It serves as a venue for major football matches.
New Orleans is one of the largest cities of the United States and a popular tourist destination famous for its picturesque areas. The colonization of the territory of the modern city began … Open
One of the most popular entertainment centers is Rock 'N' Bowl with its incredible atmosphere and various activities. Besides a bowling alley and a nice bar, you can find a dance floor here - the fact is that the club's "special offer" is live music, and many come here just to listen to a concert. Dance art master classes are held here too. A great place for the whole family is Sector6 Extreme Air Sports, a trampoline center ready to please visitors of all ages. Well, arcade and pinball enthusiasts should be advised to go to Mystic Krewe Pinball Parlor, the best entertainment club of its kind in New Orleans.
WWII Museum Among other entertainment centers, Reef Rescue VR stands out. A virtual reality station available for its visitors can help them open the new, never-before-seen world. For those who prefer to relax having a good time at the spa, it is worth mentioning the best places of this kind - Spa Atlantis and Spa Aria. Both are equipped with everything necessary for quality rest and even more. Enjoy relaxation areas, massage rooms, and beauty salons. Besides the above opportunities, pools and sunbathing areas are added to the services of Waldorf Astoria Spa, which is no less popular.
In New Orleans, tourists can have fun day and night, and vacationers with children will find many interesting things to do. The city has several great amusement parks, including the … Open
The city has enough escape clubs to allow every tourist to choose rooms they like. For example, all rooms of Escape My Room are decorated in the style of the time when jazz was born. Due to this, it is incredibly popular with travelers - the atmosphere is absolutely unique. Another popular center is Clue Carre offering the voodoo theme, which New Orleans is also associated with. Apart from that, visitors can feel like vampire hunters or participants in a mysterious carnival, which is quite dangerous to be at.
Gallier Hall In the homeland of jazz, there is an incredible number of jazz & blues clubs and bars where live music sounds, adding some color and charm. It is worth mentioning a few clubs, but you can stumble upon them at almost every step (especially in the French Quarter): Fritzel's European Jazz Bar, The Jazz Playhouse, and The Funky Pirate Bar. Carousel lounge bar decorated in the style of a colorful fair is very interesting to visit too. For those who wish to watch comedy shows are welcome to La Nuit Comedy Theater, and if you'd rather stroll through the city’s most colorful park, head to New Orleans Musical Legends Park with its wonderful sculptures of legendary jazz musicians, cozy cafes, great views, and delightful live music.
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Map of all parks
National and city parks around New Orleans
♥   State Park 'Bayou Segnette' , 9.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   State Park 'Fontainebleau State Park District I' , 42.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   State Park 'Fairview Riverside' , 50.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   State Park 'Tickfaw' , 72.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   State Park 'Grand Isle' , 78.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all pret-parks
Amusement parks near New Orleans
♥   Amusement park 'Expo Center Park' , 2.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Carousel Gardens Amusement Park' New Orleans, 4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Six Flags New Orleans' New Orleans, 18.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Blue Bayou and Dixie Landin’' Baton Rouge, 100.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Celebration Station' Baton Rouge, 108.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all aquaparks
Water attractions around New Orleans
♥   Water park 'Barnacle Bill s Water Park and Mini Golf' Waveland, 78.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Blue Bayou' Baton Rouge, 100.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Gulf Islands Waterpark' Gulfport, 106.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Flint Creek Water Park' Wiggins, 137.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Guide to your best city break in New Orleans - popular places for recreation and leisure. Things to do during the day in New Orleans - attractions, parks, beaches, aquaparks, racing tracks, biking trails or waterski. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) where to spend your time in the evening (bars, discos, clubs, etc.). We share some good ideas and the question 'What to do in New Orleans?' disappears immediately. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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