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There’s nothing better than breathing fresh air and getting in touch with nature. State parks, botanical gardens, trails, lakes, and farms are exactly the place to do it – and this area is full of them.

Take a look at all the options within driving distance – you’ll be surprised at how close your next adventure is. We provide the driving directions, but the sunscreen’s on you!
Big Easy Bike Tours
Big Easy Bike Tours

(504) 377-0973

New Orleans, LA

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Pedal around the city with Big Easy Bike Tours. You're invited to explore areas of the city like the French Quarter, the Treme neighborhood, Lake Pontchartrain, Canal Street, the Garden District and much more. You'd have to search far and wide to find a more up-close tour than this bike excursion.

City Park New Orleans
City Park New Orleans

(504) 482-4888

1 Palm Dr
New Orleans, 70124   Directions

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Spend some time venturing through City Park New Orleans. The park is home to attractions like the New Orleans Botanical Garden, and the New Orleans Museum of Art. Park visitors can play tennis, golf, run, jog or walk the track, go fishing or boating and lots more. There's so many outdoor activities and things to see at the park, you may need to dedicate a whole day to experiencing it all.

Honey Island Swamp Tours
Honey Island Swamp Tours

(504) 834-1770

55345 Hwy 90 E
Slidell, LA 70461   Directions

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Explore the swampland with Cajun Encounters on their Honey Island Swamp Tours. The tour takes place on a 24-passenger boat that lets tour patrons get up close and personal with the wildlife that inhabits the swamp. Keep your eyes open for alligators, raccoons, owls, wild boars, nutria, snakes, turtles, birds, bears and more.

Jean Lafitte National Historic Park & Preserve
Jean Lafitte National Historic Park & Preserve

(504) 589-3882

419 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70130   Directions

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The Jean Lafitte National Historic Park & Preserve is an outdoor destination comprised of six separate parks that serve as specific examples of the natural and cultural resources of Louisiana's Mississippi River Delta region. Visit the park's visitors center and headquarters in the historic French Quarter to get the scoop on New Orleans history and the cultures in the region.

New Orleans Ferry Service
New Orleans Ferry Service

(504) 248-3900

New Orleans, LA

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Take a ride on the New Orleans Ferry Service and get a great view of the city's outdoor landscape and skyline. The ferry has been in operation since 1827 and travels from the foot of Canal Street to Algiers on the West Bank. One dollar gets you on board, and across the Mississippi River. There are four terminals to depart from.

New Orleans Jazz National Park
New Orleans Jazz National Park

(504) 589-4841

916 N Peters St
New Orleans, LA 70116   Directions

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Explore the history of jazz music at the 4-acre New Orleans Jazz National Park. The park features the Jazz Walk of Fame, which highlights a famous jazz musician at each passing lamp post. Some of the musicians honored include Jelly Roll Morton, Al Hirt, Danny Barker, and of course, New Orleans' own Louis Armstrong.

Sydney & Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden
Sydney & Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden

(504) 658-4100

1 Collin Diboll Cir
New Orleans, LA 70119   Directions

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Admire over fifty sculptures that reside in what is considered to be one of the most significant sculpture installations in the nation, the Sydney & Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden. The garden is part of the New Orleans Museum of Art and many of the pieces featured have been donated to the museum. Master sculptors of the 20th century like Antoine Bourdelle, Henry Moore, Jacques Lipchitz, and Louise Bourgeois have works featured in the garden.

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Audubon Park Golf Course
  • • Par Of 62
  • • 18 Hole Course
  • • 4,220 Yard Layout
(504) 313-5980
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