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City Park

Type: Parks, Romantic

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Romantic Things to Do: The largest green space in New Orleans, City Park boasts 1,300 acres featuring original artwork, excellent sports facilities and attractions like the New Orleans Botanical Garden and the New Orleans Museum of Art, all surrounded by picturesque lagoons and sprawling lawns. There's no age limit to riding the antique carousel in Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, or rent a paddleboat or kayak and tool around the lake. City Park is a great place to bike, stroll or picnic under the Spanish moss-draped oak trees. The various lagoons and greens offer romantic duos plenty of places to get lost and do some necking.

Best Attractions & Activities: Are your batteries in need of a recharge after an action packed New Orleans night? Head over to City Park, accessible by street car, a green space that is 50 percent larger than New York's Central Park. Walk, run or bike through the endless paths covered by the shade of ancient live oak trees. Let your children play tag on the play scape while you enjoy a picnic lunch by the lagoon. Golf, tennis, horseback riding and bike/kayak rentals appeal to the outdoor enthusiast. For the kids, Storyland (a fairy tale theme park) and Carousel Gardens Amusement Park (featuring a miniature train that carries children through the park) will keep them entertained for hours. Pay a visit to the New Orleans Museum of Art, situated at the park's entrance, or stroll the outdoor sculpture garden behind the museum, a hidden gem that is free to the public.

Free Things to Do: The largest green space in New Orleans, City Park boasts 1,300 acres featuring dozens of colorful original artworks, excellent sports facilities and beloved attractions, such as the New Orleans Botanical Garden and the New Orleans Museum of Art, all surrounded by picturesque lagoons and sprawling lawns. Little ones love the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, home to an antique carousel, and the whole family can enjoy boating, biking or picnicking under the Spanish moss-draped oak trees. The Park also includes the very reasonably priced City Putt, a 36-hole mini golf complex with two courses, one themed around sites around Louisiana, the other highlights New Orleans streets and iconic themes.

Outdoor Activities: The largest green space in New Orleans, City Park boasts 1,300 acres featuring dozens of colorful original artworks, excellent sports facilities and beloved attractions, such as the New Orleans Botanical Garden and the New Orleans Museum of Art, all surrounded by picturesque lagoons and sprawling lawns. Little ones love the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, home to an antique carousel, and the whole family can enjoy boating, biking or picnicking under the Spanish moss-draped oak trees. There's also a lake for paddleboat rentals, and Storyland, a Mother Goose themed playground where kids can meet Three Little Pigs, Cinderella's Pumpkin, the Cheshire Cat and Snow White.

Things to Do with Kids: The largest green space in New Orleans, City Park boasts 1,300 acres featuring outdoor art, excellent sports facilities, the New Orleans Botanical Garden and the New Orleans Museum of Art, all surrounded by picturesque lagoons and sprawling lawns. There's a lake for paddleboat rentals, The Carousel Gardens Amusement Park with its antique, wooden Carousels Ferris Wheel, miniature Train, Musik Express and Bumper Cars. And don't miss Storyland, a Mother Goose themed playground where kids can meet Three Little Pigs, Cinderella's Pumpkin, the Cheshire Cat and Snow White. The whole family can enjoy boating, biking or picnicking under the Spanish moss-draped oak trees.


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1 Palm Dr
New Orleans, LA 70124

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504-482-4888


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Expert Tips by Beth D'Addono

New Orleans Local Expert

Romantic Things to Do: "Rent a paddle boat or SUP and head out on the lagoon."

Best Attractions & Activities: "Spend the $15 to rent a pedal boat and explore the bayous and lagoons of City Park."

Free Things to Do: "During the summer months, oak tree shade is a hot commodity - stake your claim early in the day."

Outdoor Activities: "City Park is transformed into a holiday wonderland during the annual Celebration in the Oaks lighting spectacular."

Things to Do with Kids: "Don't miss Celebration in the Oaks if you come during the holidays, a fabulous walk-through light show perfect for families."

Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: City Park, with its leafy canopy of live oaks and natural beauty is the perfect place to spend a quiet, relaxing day.

Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: City Park is the city's most accessible green space, a place for runners, bikers and anybody in need of some Mother Nature.

Best for Free Things to Do Because: City Park has a multitude of free options for the New Orleans traveler: the sculpture gardens, picnic areas, playgrounds, exercise circuits and more!

Best for Outdoor Activities Because: City Park is the city's front yard, much loved and used by locals of every stripe.

Best for Things to Do with Kids Because: This is the largest green space in the city with its own special play area for kids.

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