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20 Things Every Adventure Seeker
Must Do While in New Orleans

New Orleans’ laissez faire atmosphere is a big draw for those in need of a little R&R. But people don’t come to here to lie around and sleep all day (unless it’s on a rooftop pool). The best part about NOLA is that you can find a new adventure at every turn. From bone-shaking ghost tours, to kayaking in the swamps, diving deep into each historic neighborhood or even trying a new food that you didn’t think you’d ever eat (alligator, anyone?), there’s always a thrilling activity within arms’ reach.  And it’s easy to find something to do for every age and personality.

Biking Through the French Quarter
Tupelo Swamps
Lafitte Greenway
Algiers Ferry
Dat Dog
Yoga on Bayou St. John
Swamp Tour
Fishing Charter

For the adventure seekers who are itching to discover the most thrilling attractions and things to do, here are our recommendations:

  1. Rent a bike at City Park and breeze past some of the oldest live oak trees in the world.
  2. Or explore the city on a bike tour.
  3. Get behind the wheel of a Ferrari and take a lap around the track at NOLA Motorsports Park with Xtreme Xperience. Don’t worry, you’ll be accompanied by a professional race car driver.
  4. Kayak through the Tupelo Swamps and learn about the “Lost Lands” of Louisiana.
  5. Discover NOLA’s 15+ neighborhoods, each with its own character, history and story to be told.
  6. Take a “hike” through the Lafitte Greenway that will bring you all the way from Armstrong Park to Mid-City.
  7. And if you take this path on Thursday- Saturday afternoon, you’ll run right into Second Line Brewing, where you can hear live music and grab a beer straight from the source.
  8. Pack a picnic and take the Algiers Ferry to see our beautiful skyline from afar.
  9. See the newest elephant exhibit Audubon Zoo. And be sure to say hello to the albino alligator.
  10. Try chef-inspired bugs (yes, for eating…) at the Audubon Insectarium.
  11. Pet a shark at the Audubon Aquarium.
  12. Try some adventurous foods that you can only find in NOLA, like a crawfish hot dog from Dat Dog or alligator cheesecake from Jaques-Imo’s Cafe.
  13. For a sweet and salty treat, order the Praline Bacon (exactly what it sounds like) from Elizabeth’s in the Bywater. From there you can walk over to Crescent Park and walk off all that delicious comfort food.
  14. Stay active and meet travelers from around the world with the Sweat Social’s outdoor exercise classes.
  15. Or for a more relaxing ambiance, try Yoga at the Cabildo or Sculpture Garden or even on a kayak on Bayou St. John.
  16. Take a day trip to a nearby plantation, like Laura or Oak Alley.
  17. And if you’re a serious adrenaline junky, you can get up close and personal with the alligators on a swamp tour.
  18. Try your climbing skills at New Orleans Boulder Lounge on Tchoupitoulas St.
  19. Catch a fishing charter that will transport you straight from the French Quarter to the waters of Lake Pontchartrain or the Gulf of Mexico.
  20. Relive the untold story of a soldier as you go back in time at the famous World War II Museum.
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