While some of our guests may be shoveling snow at home, New Orleanians have been soaking up the warm sunshine with near perfect weather the past few weeks! If you are planning to visit New Orleans this Spring, you too can enjoy one of the most beautiful times of year and spending time outside is just the way to do it! Here’s what we recommend:

– Explore one of our parks with centuries old live oak trees and wildlife right in the city!

Audubon Park (uptown)

City Park (midcity)

– Take a walk around the Garden District neighborhood. While the Garden District is no longer mostly gardens as it once was, the lush landscaping and ornate architecture is best enjoyed on a sunny Spring day when all of the flowers are in bloom!

– Rent a kayak at City Park to explore Bayou St. John.

– Check out the Mississippi River on a ferry ride or a riverboat cruise

– Take a swamp tour!