If you're planning on exploring the Pelican State any time soon, we'll go ahead and warn you in advance that you may be left in shock from amazement. Many are quick to visit Bourbon Street or the French Quarter, but it's the scenic parks in New Orleans, Louisiana that will truly blow you away. One, in particular, is covered head-to-toe in lush greenery, emerald springs, gorgeous flowers, and much more. 

City Park in New Orleans is a 1,300-acre oasis with endless amenities to enjoy.

The park is the perfect place to stay active with its biking, jogging, and walking paths. These days, it's more popular than ever.

There's even a total of 26 tennis courts to practice your serve at or an 18-hole golf course to score a hole-in-one. The golf course is brand-spanking new, so you won't want to miss out on getting to experience it.

The outdoor paradise is so big, its actually 50% larger than New York City's famous Central Park. You'll definitely get lost in the beauty here.

While you're here, you'll want to check out the world’s largest stand of mature live oaks, that are almost 800 years old. 

Clearly, there's a lot to do and see here.

Visit the park's Carousel Gardens Amusement Park to make all of your childhood dreams come true.

For those with families, or who aren't afraid to admit they enjoy feeling like a kid every once in a while, there's a one-of-a-kind antique wooden carousel you can take a spin on.

There's no telling what kind of wildlife you'll run into here, and, while we're on the subject of animals, your pups are welcome to take a stroll with you.

They'll love feeling the Vitamin D on their skin at one of Louisiana's most treasured parks. And so will you!

New Orleans City Park

Price: Free

Address: 1 Palm Dr., New Orleans, LA

Why You Need To Go: You'll be greeted by stunning greenery the entire time you're there.

We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.

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