New Orleans City Park-
1 Palm Dr, New Orleans, LA 70124
City Park, a 1,300-acre public park in New Orleans, Louisiana, is the 87th largest and 20th-most-visited urban public park in the United States.
ATTRACTIONS: New Orleans Botanical Garden, Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, City Putt, Bayou Oaks Golf, Storyland, New Orleans Museum of Art and Sculpture Garden, Train Garden, City Park Birding Corridor, Louisiana Children’s Museum, NOLA City Bark Dog Park, Boating & Biking, Fishing, tennis courts, Frisbee golf courses, nature trails, and more.
Morning Call Coffee Stand – Serving café au lait and beignets for over 140 years. Located in City Park: City Park Casino, Open 24 Hours – 7 days per week!
Bayou St. John-
A picturesque body of water with small earthen levees on either side, forming a narrow park space in the city.
Bayou St. John—also referred to as Faubourg St. John, especially when differentiating the neighborhood from the actual bayou holds a mix of architecture found across New Orleans. Historic residences contained in the neighborhood include the Old Spanish Custom House, The Sanctuary, and the Pitot House. The banks of Bayou St. John are an important meeting place for the downtown Mardi Gras Indian tribes for their “Super Sunday” parade after Carnival.
Activities along the bayou include: canoeing, picnicking, and fishing, while footpaths along its grassy banks are routinely used by joggers and dog-walkers. The 4.7-mile-long Wisner Bike Path runs along the western edge of the bayou, a paved trail designed for bicyclists and pedestrians
Morning Call, Parkway Bakery, Liuzza’s by the Track, Santa Fe, 1000 Figs, Lola’s, Cafe Degas, Nonna Mia Cafe & Pizzeria, MOPHO, Blue Oak BBQ, just to name a few….
Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots-
Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, the nation’s third-oldest racetrack, has been in operation since 1872. Located in New Orleans, Fair Grounds operates a slot-machine gaming facility and 13 off-track betting parlors throughout southeast Louisiana. Learn More >
St. Louis Cemetery No. 3-
On Esplanade Avenue near Bayou St. John. It opened in 1854. The crypts on average are more elaborate than at the other St. Louis cemeteries, including a number of fine 19th century marble tombs. Those entombed include ragtime composer Paul Sarebresole, photographer E. J. Bellocq, and painter Ralston Crawford. Also, one of the most famous to be entombed here, is Sweet Emma Barrett [1897-1983], a very gifted self-taught piano player and singer, who helped make New Orleans Jazz the treasure as we know it to be.
Lafiette Greenway walking/biking path-
The Lafitte Greenway is a 2.6-mile bicycle and pedestrian trail and green corridor connecting neighborhoods from Armstrong Park to City Park. New recreation fields, basketball courts, outdoor fitness parks, green space, and landscaping improvements have been added. Officially opened in 2015, the Lafitte Greenway now runs along the corridor previously occupied by the Carondelet Canal, with a prominent roundabout at the foot of the Bayou. In conjunction with the Lafitte Greenway, the Bayou has been recognized as part of the EPA’s Urban Waters Partnership. Learn More >
The RTA operates four streetcar lines: the St. Charles line, the Canal Street line (covering the Cemeteries and City Park), the Riverfront line, and the Rampart line. All lines either run along or intersect with Canal Street in the area between the French Quarter and the Central Business District (CBD). For a map click here.
The French Quarter-
The heart and cultural center of New Orleans is the French Quarter, a must-see for its high energy, rich history, diverse architecture, music, street performers, renowned jazz clubs, lively nightlife and the finest art galleries and restaurants in the city. Things to enjoy in the French Quarter include, 1850 House Museum, St. Louis Cathedral, The Presbytère, The Cabildo, The Pontalbas, Pirates Alley, Le Petit Theatre, New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, Napoleon House, Carousel Bar, Mulate’s Cajun Restaurant, Preservation Hall, Pat O’Briens, Royal Street Art Galleries, Bourbon Street, Jean Lafitte’s Blacksmiths Shop, New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum, Gallier House, Old US Mint, and The French Market just to name few.
Central Business District-
Like many other large American cities, this area has skyscrapers and modern office towers housing cooperate and regional offices; however some interesting 19th century architecture is also preserved. The area also has hotels, residences, restaurants, museums, and art galleries. Located here are the Morial Convention center, Lee Circle, Champion Square, and the gigantic Mercedes Benz Superdome. Some locals and guidebooks still refer to the CBD or the older part of it as the American Quarter, as it was the first part of town settled by large numbers of people from other parts of the United States, as opposed to the older French Quarter. The portion of the “CBD” nearer the river is often called the “Warehouse District” or Arts District. In the late 20th century many of the old 19th-century warehouses were converted into condominiums, art galleries, and restaurants.