Travel has the power to turn you into a storyteller, and since a picture is worth a thousand words it’s only right to find the perfect place to snap it up while on vacation.

Luckily, New Orleans is known for its picturesque backdrops, charming scenery, and vibrant architecture - making it one of the most Instagram-worthy destinations. With so many options to choose from, we’ve rounded up a few of our outdoor favorites that are sure to have your followers craving more content.

Check out the list below and make sure to stop at a few of our suggested sites during your next visit.

City Park is a hotspot nestled in the heart of Mid-City. It is home to the New Orleans Museum of Art, beloved beignets from Cafe du Monde, Storyland, sculpture gardens, and much more. Beyond its abundant host of attractions, the scenic City Park is best known for its iconic oak trees and moss canopies that make for breathtaking shots. Throughout the spring, its field of wildflowers bloom, which also makes for a cute and colorful photoshoot. Bring a friend along to capture all your angles and enjoy all the activities with.

Endless eats, historic homes, and shopping as far as the eye can see all with a drop-dead gorgeous backdrop - that’s the Garden District! No day is complete without at least one pic along the famed St. Charles Avenue or bustling Magazine Street. Explore alone, or take a neighborhood tour and see it all.

Debatably one of the most photographed locations in New Orleans is the world-renowned Jackson Square. It is the epicenter of the French Quarter, home to historic sites, and local artisans and street performers. It makes for a real-life fairytale photo with friends, family, or that special someone right by your side.

The name might be off-putting, but trust that the Rust Rainbow makes for a great snapshot. Just on the outskirts of the French Quarter is Crescent Park - a linear park overlooking the mighty Mississippi River. And the Rusty Rainbow is the notable Crescent-shaped bridge that resides in the park. The climb to the top of the bridge is well worth the view once you reach the peak. Celebrate your victory with a snap!


Sometimes cliche is okay and in the case of streetcar pics, we say go for it! What many call a median, we know as the neutral grounds here in New Orleans, and it's reserved for our beloved and historic streetcars. Grab a picture while it’s passing, or show off your OG Instagram skills by making a banging Boomerang. The choice is yours and the likes will follow!


A Treme treasure known none other than Armstrong Park. This outdoor area has deep roots and ties to African American culture and history. It pays homage to New Orleans native and jazz pioneer Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong. Today, Armstrong Park is known to host a number of local festivals and events. In the evenings, its stunning entrance sign is illuminated along Rampart Street making it the ideal place for an evening shoot.


Because everyone loves pictures of pretty flowers! From various cacti and lilypads, to sunflowers and succulents the botanical garden is home to nearly 2,000 variations of plants. The walkthrough is both immersive and educational. It’s a great place for families to frolic through, capturing memories for a lifetime.