For locals who don’t have lots of personal green space, City Park is an extended backyard, a place to picnic and barbecue, bike, and fritter away an afternoon. The 1300-acre Eden known for its stands of live oak trees and outdoor recreation includes a manmade lake with kayaks and stand-up paddleboards for rent, the New Orleans Museum of Art, with its two free outdoor sculpture gardens, City Bark for dogs, multiple golf courses, and a fun play area for kids that includes an antique carousel. It’s a magical place.
All that fresh air can work up an appetite. Although the many restaurants in Bayou St. John are close to City Park, that neighborhood has its own vibe (and dining guide). This lineup of restaurants and cafes in and around the park are all less than two miles away from the entrance facing NOMA. Another reason to get those steps in.Read More