Parks and outdoors IN NEW ORLEANS
FRESH AIR AND BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPES
New Orleans’ landscape is unique and great for outdoor activities such as golf, kayaking, biking and horseback riding. Its many parks are great places to go for a stroll under the oak trees on a lazy afternoon. Great fishing and swamp tours make for a great day trip outside the city. You can make your way back to the hotel after exploring the best New Orleans parks and the French Quarter with a leisurely stroll along the Mississippi River at Woldenberg Park.
Woldenberg River Front Park
Just steps from One11 Hotel is Woldenberg Park, a sprawling stretch between the Mississippi River and French Quarter. It is a popular park for scenic bike rides and jogs as well as festivals, such as French Quarter Fest. After a long day exploring the city, Woldenberg Park is a great location to unwind with a leisurely stroll or just sit back and relax while watching steamboats and ships float by on the river.
Audubon Park and City Park are the two principal parks in the city and are great places for biking, golfing, kayaking or picnics. City Park is also home to the Botanical Garden, the New Orleans Museum of Art and Sculpture Garden, Children’s Museum, Storyland, Carousel Gardens and City Putt mini golf. Other parks, such as Armstrong Park and Crescent Park are ideal settings for leisurely walks or just sitting back and relaxing.
There are plenty of options of public courses in and around New Orleans. City Park’s new Bayou Oaks course is a Rees Jones designed course that joins the Park’s North Course. Audubon Park’s 18 hole par 62 course is surrounded by majestic oak trees and four lagoons. Venture just outside the city to the TPC Louisiana, host to the Zurich Classic PGA Tour tournament and stretches over 250 acres of wetlands.
A swamp tour just outside the city gets you up close to alligators, cypress trees and the lush wildlife that thrive in the mossy swampland. Several tour operators offer direct transportation from the hotel.