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  • City Park
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City Park

Type: Parks, Romantic

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Are your batteries in need of a recharge after an action-packed New Orleans night? Head over to City Park, accessible by streetcar, a green space that is 50 percent larger than New York's Central...  Read More


  • Best Attractions & Activities: "Spend $12-$30 to rent a bike, swan boat or kayak and explore the bayous and lake in City Park."
  • Free Things to Do: "During the summer months, shade under the massive live oak trees is a hot commodity - stake your claim early in the day."
  • 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."
  • Romantic Things to Do: "Rent a paddle boat or SUP and head out on the lagoon."
  • Outdoor Activities: "City Park is transformed into a holiday wonderland during the annual Celebration in the Oaks lighting spectacular."
  • Things to Do in Fall: "You can rent SUPs, swan boats and surreys in the park, all the better to enjoy the great outdoors."
  • 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 behind NOMA, picnic areas, playgrounds, exercise circuits and more.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 in Fall Because: Gorgeous City Park is every New Orleanian's front and back yard.


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