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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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"Mysterious…

Nov 22 - 22, 2014
You are invited to the Mysterious Wisterias Plantation for an evening of music… more

"Prospect.3: Notes…

Nov 22, 2014 - Jan 25, 2015
Prospect New Orleans, the International Contemporary Art Biennial,  will… more

• Screening of “These…

Nov 22 - 22, 2014
THNOC's free seven-part film series presented in conjunction with the… more

Andrew Jackson: Hero…

Nov 22, 2014 - Mar 29, 2015
THNOC's exhibition tracks Jackson's rise from humble beginnings to immortality… more

Boesman and Lena

Nov 22 - 23, 2014
American Theatre Project of New Orleans returns to Ashé Cultural Arts… more

Celebration in the…

Nov 22 - 22, 2014
Please join us for our inaugural holiday event created just for young adults -… more

Digital Youth…

Nov 22 - 22, 2014
Throughout the month of November, participating P.3 venue, The Ogden Museum of… more

Family Workshop: Navy…

Nov 22 - 22, 2014
Whether in the Atlantic or the Pacific, it was the US Navy's job to control the… more

Finckel and Mozart

Nov 22 - 22, 2014
Guest conductor Markand Thakar leads the LPO and internationally-acclaimed… more

Free Family Day:…

Nov 22 - 22, 2014
This family celebration, inspired by the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, will… more

Garfunkel & Oates

Nov 22 - 22, 2014
This California based folk duo incorporates comedy into a traditional folk… more

Growing Gardeners:…

Nov 22 - 22, 2014
Introduce your little green thumbs to the world of gardening! The Botanical… more

Le Petit Theatre…

Nov 22 - 23, 2014
This swashbuckling prequel to Peter Pan will have you and your family hooked… more

Mistletoe Marketplace…

Nov 22 - 23, 2014
Kickoff Mistletoe Marketplace in the French Quarter at 4 p.m. on Thursday,… more

Relient K-MMHMM 10th…

Nov 22 - 22, 2014
Relient K is an alternative rock band that was formed in 1998 in Canton Ohio.… more

Rivertown Theaters…

Nov 22 - 22, 2014
Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts is proud to present the Tony… more

Smoothie King Center…

Nov 22 - 23, 2014
Deep within a forest, at the summit of a volcano, exists an extraordinary world… more

THE GUANTÁNAMO PUBLIC…

Nov 22 - 26, 2014
This traveling exhibit examines the history of the U.S. naval base in… more

The Historic New…

Nov 22 - 22, 2014
Join us for a free screening of  "These Amazing Shadows" (2011),… more

The Mysterious…

Nov 22 - 23, 2014
You are invited to the Mysterious Wisterias Plantation for an evening of music… more

"Mysterious…

Nov 22 - 22, 2014
You are invited to the Mysterious Wisterias Plantation for an evening of music… more

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