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New Orleans Sports and Outdoor Recreation

Sports fans and outdoor enthusiasts will quickly discover that New Orleans is the ultimate destination for watching professional games - we've got some of the most passionate fans around - and taking part in activities amid our gorgeous Southern setting. Whether you're interested in golf, saltwater fishing, basketball, football or horse racing, there are plenty of opportunities to experience the local sports culture.

Professional Sports

Join crowds of cheering fans to root for one of New Orleans' professional sports teams, such as the beloved New Orleans Saints NFL football team, the NBA's New Orleans Pelicans or one of New Orleans' collegiate sports teams.

 
New Orleans Saints

New Orleans Saints

If you were not already a fan, you will quickly become one of New Orleans’ exciting professional sports teams when you see them in action, including...more

 
New Orleans Pelicans

New Orleans Pelicans

Experience NBA basketball at its best as Anthony Davis and the Pelicans take on the NBA's brightest stars. Bring yourself or a group to an amazing fan...more

Outdoor Recreation

When it comes to fresh-air pursuits, New Orleans has a range of outdoor activities from which to choose. Spend a day saltwater fishing on a chartered boat, hop into a kayak for urban sightseeing or rent a bicycle to explore New Orleans' neighborhoods.

Golf

Take advantage of New Orleans' warm climate and enjoy one of the many scenic golf courses, which are open year-round. From high-end public courses to serene, resort-owned grounds, golf enthusiasts will love the proximity and variety of these peaceful retreats. This golf-centric destination also is home to one of the oldest PGA Tour stops, the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, which has been played annually since 1958.

VACATION IDEAS

3 Fresh-Air Escapes in New Orleans

4 Fresh-Air Escapes in New Orleans

When your tail feathers just can't be shaken any more and one more trumpet toot will send you over the edge, spend the day in some of New Orleans' more peaceful locales.

City Park

For a bit of wholesome fun, there's no better bet. Have a picnic beneath live oak trees, rent a paddleboat or bicycle, smell the blooms in the botanical garden, stroll the five-acre sculpture garden and browse the New Orleans Museum of Art.

Fishing Charter

"Gone catchin'" might not mean much to folks outside the South, but here it means a mellow day on the beautiful in- or off-shore waters, waiting for the redfish, flounder, largemouth bass and speckled trout to tug on your line.

Horseback Riding

Pretend the expression is "hair of the horse" and head for green pastures. Take a guided two-mile ride around Audubon Park, gallop around a working ranch or saunter through Louisiana's lush countryside.

Glorious Gardening

The gardens at Longue Vue House and Gardens offer a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Pack a picnic and casually dine with family and friends on the magnificent Spanish Court; take a stroll through several "garden rooms" and view plant collections of camellia, the Louisiana iris, native plants and other horticultural delights; or bring the kids out for interactive and educational fun-in-the-sun as they play, learn and grow in the Lucy C. Roussel Discovery Garden for children!

Upcoming Events

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Hidden Treasures:…

Sep 2 - 2, 2014
Join Friends of the Cabildo as the Louisiana State Museum's impressive… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 2 - 2, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Kinder Garden:…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Play, learn and grow in this hands-on introduction to the world of gardens for… more

Kinder Garden:…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Play, learn and grow in this hands-on introduction to the world of gardens for… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Join us for live entertainment featuring the Grammy Award winning ReBirth Brass… more

Standing in the…

Sep 2 - Nov 25, 2014
"Standing in the Shadows (No More)" is a series of narrative quilting… more

Funk Monkey featuring…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us for Funk Monkey featuring members of Bonerama. more

Grammy Award-winning…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Lunchbox Lecture -…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
History remembers the American, British and Polish Paratroopers who jumped into… more

Mark of the Feminine

Sep 3 - Oct 4, 2014
Curator Regine Basha's Mark of the Feminine is the first in a series of… more

The Royal Sonesta's…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
The Royal Sonesta New Orleans presents the September Round Table Luncheon… more

We Live to Eat Kick…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
For the first time, this event is open-to-the-public and attendees will be able… more

White Glove Wednesdays

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
It's one thing to read on an exhibit label that an infantryman's pack in World… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 4 - 25, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 4 - 25, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Jazz in the Park

Sep 4 - Oct 30, 2014
Jazz in the Park returns for nine straight weeks this fall,  with a… more

Special Presentation…

Sep 4 - 4, 2014
Join us for a  Special Presentation - "Challenging Internment"… more

The Trio featuring…

Sep 4 - 4, 2014
Join us for The Trio featuring Johnny Vidacovich, Roland Guerin, John Gros. more

17th Annual Save Our…

Sep 5 - 6, 2014
Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation is gearing up for its 17th Annual Save Our… more

Hidden Treasures:…

Sep 2 - 2, 2014
Join Friends of the Cabildo as the Louisiana State Museum's impressive… more

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