New Orleans Sports and Outdoor Recreation

Sports fans and outdoor enthusiast will quickly discover that New Orleans is the ultimate destination for watching professional games. If you are interested in golf, saltwater fishing, basketball, football or horse racing, there are plenty of opportunities to experience the local sports culture as you enjoy the scenic Southern setting.


New Orleans has some of the most passionate fans. Join the crowds of cheering fans to root for one of New Orleans' professional sports teams such as the beloved New Orleans Saints, the NBA's New Orleans Pelicans or one of New Orleans' collegiate sports teams. 


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

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


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.


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.

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. If you are looking for fun activities for children, 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!

Upcoming Events


America, Illustrated:…

Nov 26, 2015 - Jan 05, 2016
New Orleans based M.S. Rau Antiques will pay tribute to The Saturday Evening… more

Ashe Cultural Arts…

Nov 26 - Dec 31, 2015
Join us for Ashe to Amen: the Enduring Spirituality of People of African… more

Bayou Classic…

Nov 26 - 26, 2015
Join us for the Bayou Classic Thanksgiving Parade. The parade will begin at the… more

Clyde & Iggy

Nov 26 - Dec 31, 2015
Join us for the local musical duo Clyde & Iggy.  Their repertoire… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Nov 26, 2015
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

Fats Domino & Dave…

Nov 26 - Dec 27, 2015
Join us at the Carver Theater for a Music Tribute honoring Legendary Musicians… more

Florida Room: Jessica…

Nov 26 - 29, 2015
The Foundation Gallery is excited to present Florida Room by Jessica Bizer … more

Jasper Johns:…

Nov 26, 2015 - Jan 31, 2016
Prints from the Donna Perret Rosen and Benjamin M. Rosen Collection: Jasper… more

Newcomb Art Museum of…

Nov 26, 2015 - Jan 03, 2016
Join us for the  Exhibition: "A Shared Space: KAWS, Karl Wirsum,… more

Patriot, Planter,…

Nov 26, 2015 - Mar 20, 2016
NOMA will present the first exhibition to focus on the works of Pierre-Joseph… more

The Historic New…

Nov 26, 2015 - Jan 09, 2016
The Historic New Orleans Collection marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane… more

The Photography of…

Nov 26, 2015 - Mar 01, 2016
The Photography of Modernist Cuisine: The Exhibition, a collection of over 50… more

Tim Youd: 100 Novels

Nov 26, 2015 - Feb 21, 2016
Los Angeles-based contemporary artist Tim Youd will visit NOMA to perform the… more


Nov 26, 2015 - Jan 10, 2016
This exhibition features work by the Japanese artist Bidou Yamaquchi. Trained… more

Visions of US:…

Nov 26, 2015 - Jan 24, 2016
Visions of US explores evolving ideas about American cultural identity from the… more

2015 Battle of the…

Nov 27 - 27, 2015
The Bayou Classic is more than a football game. This annual event is one of the… more

Celebration in the…

Nov 27, 2015 - Jan 03, 2016
City Park's annual holiday lighting exhibit and festival returns with one of… more


Nov 27 - 27, 2015
Swipe Right and come and play in the Lounge at Foundation Room. DJ Raj Smoove… more

Friday Nights at NOMA

Nov 27 - 27, 2015
Every Friday evening, come to the museum for activities and entertainment from… more

Sixty Minute Sip Down

Nov 27 - 27, 2015
Who says it has to end early? We are extending this New Orleans Friday… more

America, Illustrated:…

Nov 26, 2015 - Jan 05, 2016
New Orleans based M.S. Rau Antiques will pay tribute to The Saturday Evening… more