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. For travelers who use our international travel planner, New Orleans holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the New Orleans City Park and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Even if you just have time to drive thru it is worth it. The view of the old oak trees is amazing. There is so much to do here. There is even a Morning Call located here for beignets and coffee.  more »
  • The city park is a great place to spend some time in New Orleans on a nice day! There are many trails, beautiful bridges, massive oaks, and a funky free sculpture garden. There is also an art museum a...  more »
  • This was our second trip to the CIty Park, took the Canal St. trolly to the last stop and walked to the Museum iy was raining fairly hard and the park was nearly empty and beautiful. We went mostly to...  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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