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Things to do in New Orleans

New Orleans - Home of soul, the South, Mardi Gras and Dixieland Jazz

You’ll find the southern pearl of New Orleans in the stat Louisiana, United States. It is a major port city as well as one of the largest cities in the US so you can always be sure to find tons of fun things to do in New Orleans during your visit to this southern bell.

 

Things to do in New Orleans

 

New Orleans Museum of Art

Holiday travelers who love art should go to The New Orleans Museum of Art which first opened December 16, 1911. It has gone from having only nine pieces of art to more than 40,000 today. This includes works from France, the Americas, Africa, Japan and more. The museum also has a five acre portion of property that features more than 60 sculptures.

 

New Orleans Aquarium

The New Orleans Aquarium, officially known as the French Quarter Audubon Aquarium, has many different animal habitats such as the Caribbean reef, a Sea Turtle Rescue program, a 400,000 gallon tank with fish from the Gulf of Mexico, and an area where you can feed parakeets.

 

New Orleans Zoo

More animals can be seen at the Uptown New Orleans Audubon Zoo. They have hands on encounters, educational programs, and animals to see such as elephants, sea lions, a white tiger, leopards, white alligators, elephants and orangutans.

 

Carnivals and Mardi Gras New Orleans

Don’t miss the New Orleans Carnival season. The Mardi Gras in New Orleans, also known as the Fat Tuesday, is a carnival where one can enjoy parades, balls, costumes, special foods, and fun.

 

When to go to New Orleans

New Orleans features a humid subtropical climate, meaning mild winters and hot and humid summers. The average temperatures range from 11.9 °C (53.4 °F) in January to 28.5 °C (83.3 °F0 in July and August. Summers can be humid, while winters are usually dry.

 

New Orleans Jazz

Dixieland jazz began in New Orleans. NoLa, New Orelans, LA is famous for its music and culture scene. Come in late April and early May to see the famous Jazz and Heritage Festival featuring many jazz artists, crafts and local foods.

 

Things to do in New Orleans

New Orleans Facts

Population369 250
CountryUnited States of America (USA)
LanguageEnglish
CurrencyUS Dollar
Longitude-90.070556
Latitude29.964722
AirportLouis Armstrong New Orleans Intl, United States (MSY)

New Orleans average temperatures

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16~19 °C 18~20 °C 23 °C 27 °C 29~30 °C 31~33 °C 32~33 °C 32~33 °C 30~31 °C 26~27 °C 21~23 °C 18~19 °C

MARATHON

New Orleans Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon

New Orleans Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon is, as the name tells you, a part of The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon series. You can choose to run a full marathon, a half- marathon or a 10k run. This marathon takes you through some of New Orleans most historic and scenic high points. You start downtown and then continue through the French Quarter while passing gorgeous homes that are gothic- inspired. When you start to approach the finish line you pass Jackson Square and then through City Park for your finish. The race welcomes walkers as well, so even if you’re not a runner you can still participate. Fluid replacement is offered all along the course and at the finish line you'll be greeted with live music, food and more beverages. And of course, all participants get a medallion for their achievement!

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GOLF

Golf in New Orleans

There are over 10 golf courses in the surrounding area of New Orleans. One of the finest is called Lakewood Golf Club and features an absolutely stunning 18 hole course with one of the most unique designs, created by award-winning golf course architect Ron Garl. The most memorable moment on the course is the bunker on the 18th hole, shaped like flames in tribute to the New Orleans firefighters. The attention to detail on this course is something that you have to experience if you are looking for a golfing experience that surpass normal expectations.

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WATER-PARK

Water Parks in New Orleans - A day in the sun at Libery Lagoon

If you feel like visiting a water park during your vacation in New Orleans you have a few to choose from, all of them within or about an hour away from the city. Liberty Lagoon is the best one for those of you going with smaller children. The other parks are Barnacle Bills, Blue Bayou and Gulf Islands Waterpark. They are all great options when you’re looking for a day of fun in the water!

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THEME-PARKS

Theme Parks in New Orleans - Antique carousels at Carousel Gardens

Everyone will have fun at Carousel Gardens in New Orleans! Whether you are an adult, teenager or child a day at this park will be a day well spent. The park is most known for its antique wooden carousel, but apart from that one you also have 16 other rides to pick from. Carousel Gardens make most people smile!

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