4 New Orleans Attractions You Won’t Want to Miss

Jean Jones
October 07, 2015


You never have to worry about getting bored in New Orleans thanks to the area’s rich culture and interesting history. From beautiful parks to interesting attractions, there’s something for everyone – both young and old – to get excited about. With all of the different places to explore, it can be tough to know where to start. Here are four attractions not too far from Springs at Fremaux Town Center that deserve inclusion on your must-see list:

American Italian Cultural Center
537 South Peters Street

Located within the American Italian Cultural Center, you’ll find a quaint little museum filled with photos, family history stories, and local memorabilia that will give you some personal insight into the history of the New Orleans area. After that you go to the Center’s Research Library to learn about American Italian history in New Orleans. Don’t forget to check out the Piazza D’Italia adjacent to the Cultural Center. Representative of some of Italy’s great architecture, it was designed as a monument to the Italian citizens of New Orleans.

The French Market District
1008 N. Peter’s Street

The French Market district is open every day of the week and offers six blocks of shopping in addition to restaurants, bakeries, and coffee shops to enjoy during your downtime in New Orleans. The market encompasses three decades of history, with the opportunity to get up close and personal to unique stonework, old school masonry, and handmade items that have been around for generations.

Audubon Nature Institute
6500 Magazine Street

Featuring the area’s most popular zoo and aquarium all in one location, you’ll want to set aside an entire day to visit the Audubon Nature Institute. Zoo inhabitants include everything from Asian elephants and pink flamingos to African elephants and colorful birds. You’ll find beautiful penguins and exotic fish species of all kinds at the facility’s aquarium. There’s even a cool butterfly garden and insectarium to check out before or after a nice picnic in the grass.

New Orleans City Park
1 Palm Drive

With more than 1,300 acres to explore, the New Orleans City Park is a great place to relax and unwind after an action-packed weekend. Check out the Storyland Gazebo, which was built 100 years ago so boaters could get out of the rain – it can be used for parties and picnics today. You can even get a round of golf in if you have the energy, and food is available, in case you left your lunch back at your Slidell apartment, to enjoy on the grassy knolls throughout the park.

Whether you have an opportunity to visit just one or all of these awesome New Orleans attractions, you’re sure to take home memories that will last for a lifetime.

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