While New Orleans has a reputation of being one big “adult” playground, there are plenty of exciting things to do outside of this category. Fall weather is the perfect time to explore all New Orleans has to offer outdoors without being drenched in sweat. Here are some of the coolest things to do outdoors in New Orleans around this time of year.
Lions and Tigers and Bears, oh my! The Audubon Zoo is a nationally recognized zoo with 58 acres of land and over 2,000 animals, including elephants! It’s even home to two rare white alligators with blue eyes. How cool is that? With a variety of creatures native to Louisiana and an extraordinary swamp exhibit, the Audubon Zoo is one stop you won’t want to miss. Bring the whole family for a day filled of “Ooh’s” and “Ah’s”.
The Audubon Zoo is not the only location with rare alligators. Airboat Adventures Swamp Tours is the home of Southern Louisiana’s only albino alligator. Her name is Sugar and she is quite sweet. Airboat Adventures not only offers a large, air-conditioned indoor facility filled with exotic animals, but they have over 20,000 acres of swampland. If you have always dreamt of seeing alligators up to seventeen feet up close, this tour is for you.
New Orleans has a festival for everything. Whether you are a lover of gumbo, jazz music, or french films, there is a festival to suit your interests. As one of the most culturally diverse, exciting, and lively places to visit there is something for everyone. No matter what time of year, there is always a festival to celebrate in New Orleans.
What could be cooler than touring New Orleans on foot? Touring it on a segway of course! Navigate through neighborhoods in the French Quarter, all the way to the Marigny and Treme. The guides have a plethora of knowledge and are lovers of all things New Orleans. Save time and energy while learning all about the city with a City Segway tour.
If you are trying to get your steps in and want to save money, a walking tour may be just for you! New Orleans has some of the most beautiful historical buildings in the country. Take a tour through the Garden District and you will see Antebellum mansions, sweeping willows, private gardens and famous residencies! As a city full of rich culture and history, you won’t run out of things to see!
At the heart of New Orleans is 1,300 acres of green space called City Park. City Park features some of the most unique festivals and parades New Orleans has to offer. City Park is also home to original artwork, sports facilities, and esteemed attractions such as the New Orleans Museum of Art and Botanical Gardens. Whether you are with friends or with the family, City Park has something for everyone!
As you can see, there is a reason that New Orleans is one of the most popular city for tourists! Whether you are visiting New Orleans for a weekend, or are a local, it is hard to get bored. If you are looking for an exciting excursion for a reasonable price, an Airboat Adventures has just what you’re looking for. With gators of all sizes and colors, exotic wildlife, and the best team of navigators Louisiana has to offer, an Airboat Adventures Swamp Tour definitely tops the list of coolest things to do outdoors in New Orleans. It would be a shame if you didn’t see a gator while in New Orleans, so join us for the chance to get up close and personal with gators up to seventeen feet long! Visit our Swamp Tours page to get more information about our different packages.
New Orleans is the destination for all things cajun. If you want the absolute best experience while you’re here, join us for a boat tour on 20,000 acres of swampland. Call us at 1-888-467-9267 or book a tour here. Trust us, you won’t want to miss out on this.