Crescent Park at Sunset - Bywater
Crescent Park at Sunset - Bywater
Crescent Park at Sunset - Bywater
Audubon Park
Audubon Park
Audubon Park

Recreation and Outdoors

Good times don’t come in just one flavor in New Orleans, a city famous for its parties,  parades and non-stop joie de vivre. Surrounded by water, shaded by hundred-year-old oaks, fueled by a sense of neighborhood pride, locals recharge and recreate in all kinds of ways, from sporty to zen.

  • Whether you bicycle through Audubon Park, picnic at New Orleans City Park or walk the Mississippi River at Woldenberg Riverfront Park, New Orleans nature will not disappoint. Read More
  • New Orleans, home to the annual Zurich Classic stop on the PGA tour, offers quality golf course clubs: from City Park in Mid-City to the Uptown Golf Club at Audubon Park. Read More
  • Charter a boat for sport fishing marlin and snapper in the Gulf of Mexico, sail Lake Pontchartrain or catch redfish and trout in the bayou. Informed by endless waterways fueled by the Gulf of... Read More
  • Bike under the Live Oaks at Audubon Park or travel along the levee overlooking the Mississippi River. You can explore City Park, riding from the French Quarter along the Lafitte Greenway. Rent your... Read More
  • Get pampered at Ritz Carlton Spa or restore your healthy glow at Woodhouse Day Spa. Local New Orleans spas offer every treatment: massage, facial, hair removal and more! Read More
  • New Orleanians may specialize in excess, but we want to be around to keep the party going for years to come. Drinking to your health has its place, but so does feeling good the rest of the time. With... Read More
  • Whether you want to join a running club, enter Red Dress Run New Orleans or stroll solo, New Orleans has you covered! Click here for the best places to walk, jog and run. Read More
  • New Orleans offers cheap and free yoga classes for visitors and locals. Click here to find the places to practice yoga: the French Market, NOMA, Jackson Square, the Cabildo, the Besthoff... Read More
  • Feel like dropping in on an exercise class in New Orleans? Whether you're looking for cardio, pilates, yoga, cycling, solo or group, click here to find a class right for you! Read More
  • Looking to play tennis while you're in New Orleans? Both clay and hard surface tennis courts are open all over the city: Uptown at Audubon Park to Mid-City's City Park! Read More
  • New Orleans built the first movie theater in the America and is still a popular city for both filmmakers and patrons. Click here to find the best movie theaters in New Orleans! Read More
  • Want to go bowling in New Orleans? Try Rock 'n' Bowl to hear live music and dance to Zydeco or Fulton Alley to sip craft cocktails and snack on Southern comfort food. Read More
  • Try horseback riding lessons or go for a trail ride! Click here to find the perfect place to jump in the saddle! Read More
  • For more than a hundred years, families have communed with nature –and one another – under the ancient oaks of City Park. Come climb trees, feed the ducks, and run over picturesque... Read More

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