With the days only getting longer and warmer, it would be rude not to explore NOLA’s parks!
There are some incredible parks in New Orleans, but we’re going to break down some of the best on offer. Grab a picnic, or a snoball, and head to one of NOLA’s many awesome parks to cool off in the summer heat.
5 pretty parks scattered across New Orleans:
1. Armstrong Park
On the edges of the French Quarter is Armstrong Park. It’s iconic archway invites guests to explore its grounds, steeped in history. Make sure you head to the south end of the park to check out Congo Square, a gathering place for slaves and free people of color in the 19th century. They say jazz music wouldn’t be the same without this historic square, and there’s stunning monuments throughout honoring this.
2. City Park
As one of the oldest parks in the entire country, City Park is not to be missed. The gigantic attraction is home to the Botanical Gardens, and it never gets prettier than that! As well as this, you have to check out the sculpture garden for an awesome selection of sculptures. Perfect for adding a touch of culture to your trip to the park!
3. Woldenburg Park
Who doesn’t love a stroll down the Mississippi? Woldenburg Park is nestled right in the middle of the Quarter and the Mississippi River, making it the perfect place to rest up and relax after a long day in NOLA.
4. Audubon Park
Audubon Park is Instagram ready. Take the St. Charles Avenue streetcar through Uptown and you’ll end up at Audubon Park! It doesn’t get much more romantic than that, except it does… The mind-blowing oak trees that are scattered around NOLA feel different in Audubon Park, with the picturesque surroundings and the gorgeous, Spanish moss hanging from their branches. You can forget you’re in New Orleans.
5. Crescent Park
A new addition in comparison to the others but still not to be missed! Crescent Park is another hideaway next to the Mississippi. The view at Crescent Park will make you never want to leave, so take a blanket and a picnic to make the most of it!
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