Explore the most popular historic site trails in Louisiana with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Nice stroll along the Mississippi River

walking
16 days ago

Fun walk through the historic streets of downtown New Orleans. Great architecture.

You can walk or drive through the various spots that teach you the history of Avery island. super pretty !

1 month ago

Too crowded for actual exercise.

hiking
3 months ago

Bourbon street on a Saturday night. Construction really put a damper on things.

walking
7 months ago

Visited the area a few years back and walked around in the early evening before things got very crazy. Very enjoyable without the crowds

busy and loud at nite, much like red light district in Amsterdam.

Decent food and drink but prepared for tourist prices.

A sight to see for anyone passing through new Orleans.

walking
8 months ago

Architecture and sights are great but bring a clothes pin for the nose.

scenic driving
8 months ago

Great drive through the gardens with lots of wildlife. Love the Chinese garden with the 900+ year old Buddha statue inside the temple. Don’t forget about the Tabasco Factory tours right next door to the gardens.

scenic driving
8 months ago

Great drive, sightseeing. Nice tour of the home, wonderful gardens to walk through. Jefferson Cafe is a great little place to have lunch, especially on a nice day outside on the patio. Wife and I recommend a cup of seafood bisque, it’s delicious.

It is a magical place but definitely “ Easy” strolling trail. Fabulous peacocks. Raccoons, fish jumping & the exotic gardens with many fountains & statuary are phenomenal. Great place to picnic. Grab a plantation home tour of actor Jefferson.

Very nice garden with peacocks, a tea house, bird cages, statues, a few fountains, and a few buildings. A restaurant overlooks the lake. Yearly memberships are very affordable. Tour of the house is available.

I run the park as a part of my Saturday morning long runs. Very pretty and quiet in the morning.

walking
Monday, August 07, 2017

Great views of the river. Pretty much no shade so hat and sunscreen is a must.

A fun place to explore for the day.

walking
Thursday, July 13, 2017

Very interesting place. Great to learn about New Orleans. Nice jogging spot.

walking
Wednesday, July 05, 2017

The Quart'a for the locals is always an adventure. Lots of culture and lots to do....completed this area numerous times.

walking
Thursday, June 29, 2017

Definitely one of the most fascinating places in the world. Many great landmarks such as The splendidly decadent Royal Sonesta hotel, or the historic Jean Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop - later turned into a pub and also offering live music - known in more recent times for being frequented by Tennessee Williams. It is one of the most unaltered buildings in the city. Thre are several houses where Tennessee Williams lived. Lots of antique shops and restaurants with absolutely exquisite Louisiana food. Unique architecture (despite the name, most of the original French buildings had been destroyed in several big fires, so the ones standing today had been built when Louisiana belonged to Spain). Several "haunted houses," voodoo shops and places to listen to some great jazz. Famous beignets to enjoy at many cafes, especially Cafe du Monde and Cafe Beignet. The whole French Quarter has a very mysterious, unusual feel to it. You can walk every street up and down many times and never have enough. You can feel the past epochs in the air, it seems. It is extremely interesting to visit the courtyards which you cannot see from the streets. It is a pity that it is not closed to car traffic with all those precious historical buildings. Very interesting museum at the old Cabildo building. Picturesque St. Louis cathedral. The historic Ursuline convent, now a museum, is one of the oldest buildings in the city. Two notable equestrian statues; one of Joan of Arc and the other of Andrew Jackson. Statue of the hilarious Ignatius J. Reilly is there too. During Mardi Gras the Quarter is entirely transformed and gets unbelievably loud and crowded, with beads and "Hand Grenade" cocktails filling up Bourbon Street to the brim.

walking
Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Nice park and city walk, great place to see in NOLA

walking
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Beautiful urban walk. You get great views of the river and of the skyline of New Orleans.

walking
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Always a fun walk.

walking
Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Bourbon St triggers my involuntary eye roll reaction.

walking
Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Beautiful, urban setting. Crowds can slow down your pace. Great for a leisurely walk with live Jazz in the background.

hiking
Saturday, January 28, 2017

Really nice walk through the gardens. The tour of the house was pretty cool too.

hiking
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

I love this place. My wife and I make it a point to visit at least once a year.

walking
Monday, December 12, 2016

New Orleans - French Quarter. Great place to explore. One of my favorite places in the U.S. Great food, great people and so much history. I could walk the streets a hundred times and never get bored.

walking
Thursday, October 06, 2016

Not a trail but plenty to see. Lots of history but to see it there's a trade off.
nice architecture = lots of drunks restaurants =dude in a skirt hit on me music=bum wanting $ after peeing in the street.

walking
Friday, September 16, 2016

Such a nice walk, just make sure you walk during the day!

walking
Friday, June 24, 2016

Not quite sure I would consider this a trail...great history. Walked the length of the city as we'll. Very dirty and crowded.

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