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New Orleans City Park, New Orleans

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Founded in 1853 and spanning 526 hectares (1,300 acres) New Orleans City Park is one of the largest and oldest urban parks in America. Stroll through this green space to discover the botanical garden, sculpture garden, and golf courses. Check out the antique wooden carousel in the park's amusement area, which is more than 100 years old and one of the few of its kind left in the country. The park also is home to the city's soccer stadium and the New Orleans Museum of Art, considered one of the finest art museums in the South. Rent a boat to explore the park's 18 km (11 mi) of lagoons, lakes, and bayous. Bikes are also available for rent. Plan your visit to New Orleans City Park and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our New Orleans vacation generator.
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  • We visited the park for a round of disc golf while we were in New Orleans. The course was a lot of fun, with some fun obstacles. The course was quite wet though so be prepared to have we feet. We took...  more »
  • City park is a nice day trip for everyone. It has a zoo and there are four golf courses that go around the park.  more »
  • Nice quiet walk on a Tuesday night. There's a coffee shop in the middle of the park serving cold drinks, beer, coffee and beignets.  more »

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Though you can walk to most tourist attractions in New Orleans from a hotel in the central business district, remember that many other parts of town feature less expensive and equally comfortable accommodations. Smaller hotels and private guesthouses in quiet residential neighborhoods offer not only good local food and spacious rooms, but can also allow you to explore the city's culture away from overwhelming tourist crowds. To reduce your carbon footprint during your stay, consider one of French Quarter's many green or eco-friendly hotels.
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