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New Orleans City Park

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Address: 1 Palm Dr, 1 Palm Drive, 70124, New Orleans, Louisiana, New Orleans, LA 70124-4608
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+1 504-482-4888
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

One of the largest urban parks in the country, City Park has golf, tennis...

One of the largest urban parks in the country, City Park has golf, tennis and horseback riding.

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Eating our way thru NOLA...

Love the city...rode the trolleys...ate beignets at Cafe Du Monde...swamp tour..Natchez Jazz Cruise...tour of fabulous WWII museum..Breakfast at Brennan's....lunch at Palace... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Love the city...rode the trolleys...ate beignets at Cafe Du Monde...swamp tour..Natchez Jazz Cruise...tour of fabulous WWII museum..Breakfast at Brennan's....lunch at Palace Cafe... dinner at Commanders Palace... a wonderful week.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved all the sculptures in the sculpture garden. nice grounds and views. nice snack shop with beignets.

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Bradley, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a fantastic addition to the city with plenty of room to relax and lots things to do and see.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoy big city parks. This one held all the beauty but was dirty and trashy in places. Some areas were very pleasant, others lacked maintenance.

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Stoughton, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stopped here for 20 minutes while on a tour. This a a really big, interesting park with alot of different areas. Next time in New Orleans, we will spend more time here.

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Bronxville, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The usual focus for visitors to New Orleans is the French Quarter and the Garden District, but City Park deserves more attention. Claiming to be the third largest urban park in the nation, City Park has a number of attractions that appeal to all age groups. The New Orleans Museum of Art is definitely worth a visit, and the adjacent... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I can't say enough about this park. When visiting NOLA last week we stopped here the 1st day to walk the dog so we could tucker him out a bit before we went out to town. I could have stayed here my entire trip. Its beautiful, breathtaking. So much to see and do. There's a cafe in the park that... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First time I've been to City Park; our bike tour stopped there. I had no idea it existed, but now I will make sure I visit next trip! There is a walking trail; a golf course; tennis courts; and a 24 hour eatierie serving delicious Beignets (Morning Call). Old oak trees provide plenty of shade; this is a great spot... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a beautiful hidden Gem in the middle of the city. I had no idea the size of this Park. The beauty of the Spanish moss hanging from the large Oaks and plenty of space to stretch out and not be bothered by other people. You can spend all day here...lots to see and there is pavilion to get snacks.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

All are within the park. The Sculpture Garden and Morning Call Coffee are very near each other. You can do them in the order you like. Morning Call has an dining room, a covered pavilion and seating under the oaks. Of course it has the cafe au lait and beignets. But it also has gumbo, sandwiches, etc. The sculpture garden... More 

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Lakeview extends inland from the shores of Lake Pontchartrain with much of the area reserved for family-friendly City Park. Home to the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Besthoff Sculpture Garden, Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, and the city’s own lush Botanical Gardens, City Park is a New Orleans gem and the perfect spot for outdoor fun with as much of a mix of culture and/or amusement as you would like. Beyond City Park more great excuses to stay outside beckon, whether on land or by boat. Developed a good deal later than most other New Orleans neighborhoods, Lakeview has a distinctively different look and feel compared to other parts of the city. Fans of mid century modern design and contemporary architecture particularly enjoy leisurely drives around the residential streets of Lake Vista, Park Island and along Lakeshore Drive.
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