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Things to Do in New Orleans

New Orleans is a well-known city thanks to it being the birthplace of jazz, having a favored cuisine, and celebrating Mardi Gras since the French colonial times. These are not the city’s only offerings, though, as there are plenty of activities to keep residents busy. Art museums, outdoor parks and attractions, and fun at the fair keep people regularly entertained.

Explore the New Orleans Art District

The New Orleans Museum of Art provides one of the oldest art locations in all of the city. African art, Venice paintings, famous photographers, and much more are featured at the museum. The building opens on Tuesdays at 10 am and stays open until 6 pm. Later hours are available on Fridays, not closing until nine. It stays closed on Mondays.

Visit the Rich History of New Orleans

The city of New Orleans is filled with rich history. The French Quarter is one neighborhood you won’t want to miss. The Hermann-Grima House resides here, built in the 19th-century. The Gallier House preserves the memory of life as an affluent New Orleans family in the 1800s. The home got constructed in 1857 and still resembles its initial look complete with Victorian-era furnishings.

Enjoy Outdoor Parks and Attractions

New Orleans City Park provides green space, paths, a lake, and more. Everyone can find something to do at this park to help them enjoy some time outdoors. It provides a disc golf course and allows you to bring your dog along for a walk. The New Orleans Botanical Garden is also located in this area, offering 13 acres of beauty.

Join the Game at a New Orleans Sports Center

The Smoothie King Center and Mercedes-Benz Superdome are the two primary sports locations in New Orleans. The New Orleans Pelicans basketball team plays at the Center, with single game tickets and seasonal passes are available. The New Orleans Saints call the Superdome home.

Get a Taste of New Orleans at the Fairgrounds

The New Orleans Fair Ground Race Course is home to the Louisiana Derby. Attend a race or head to the fairgrounds for one of the many special events held here. Get a taste of New Orleans while you’re at it with plenty of food offerings available. Regular admission is free, while Derby events cost $10 on average. You can get into the clubhouse for an additional fee, but you must adhere to the rules for attire. No t-shirts, shorts or sandals are allowed. More formal attire is recommended, especially on Derby days.

Relish in a Relaxing Atmosphere

Relaxation is a goal for many, especially after a busy day spent out. The Woodhouse Day Spa provides one opportunity for you to relish in a relaxing atmosphere. Foot, hand, and body treatments are all offered, along with sleep treatments that help you get a good night’s rest. The Waldorf Astoria Spa features ten private rooms, hydrotherapy facilities, and a full-service salon. A cupping therapy technique has become one of the most population options, incorporating a detoxifying massage to soften muscles and relieve tension. They also offer a peppermint massage that combines massage and aromatherapy. It lessens headaches and cools overworked muscles.

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