New Orleans City Park is a beautiful and massive park spanning 1,300 acres and consists of the largest collection of mature live oak trees in the world. City Park is home to the gorgeous New Orleans Botanical Gardens, The incredible Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, the immersive New Orleans Museum of Art, the whimsical Carousel Gardens, the enchanting Storyland, the remarkable Popp Fountain and more. The magic and allure of The Crescent City are incomparable. City Park offers some of the best views of the city and it is one of the most popular destinations in The Big Easy for locals and tourists alike. City Park is one of the most visited and largest urban parks in the nation.
One of my favorite times to visit the park is during tulip season. These colorful tulips will have you in flower heaven. The way they sway in the wind under the blue sky is enchanting. You’ll want to check out the tulips by New Orleans Museum of Art along Big Lake whilst they are in bloom.
City Park offers many activities and attractions perfect for family outings. City Park’s attractions also include train gardens, splash pad, playgrounds, golf park, dog park and more. City Park is also the event location for several cultural events and outdoor festivals such as Voodoo Music Fest.
Housed at City Park is also a popular New Orleans coffee shop, Morning Call, known for New Orleans famous beignets. Morning Call is a great coffee shop for meet-ups and visits. Morning Call is also in a terrific location convenient for park-goers. Due to its popular location, there are numerous tour buses stopping by throughout the day.
New Orleans Museum of Art
New Orleans City Park is home to the New Orleans Museum of Art. The museum has some tremendous art pieces housed inside. New Orleans City Park showcases beautiful Greek architecture within City Park, on the exterior of the New Orleans Museum of Art and in the open air Peristyle Pavillion which houses the four concrete lions on guard. The huge columns are quite special. In actuality, you can see stunning architecture and sculptures placed all throughout the park at any given time.
At City Park, you can enjoy the full splendor of an abundance of outdoor recreations such as nature walks, biking, golfing, kayaking, paddle boating, touring and exploring. There is so much to such as visiting the gardens, museums, playgrounds, cafes and even more.
If you’re up for outdoor activities you can rent a bike, canoe, kayak or paddle boat around the Big Lake. City Park is especially scenic and showcases the true beauty of Lousiana. The vibrant flowers, towering oak trees with hanging moss and serene lakes offer one a means of escape to an oasis within the city.
City Park is very picturesque and welcomes you with the most beautiful backdrop for special events and photographs. It’s the perfect place for wedding and engagement photo shoots, maternity, baby, and family portraits and more. It’s also great for kids birthday parties, family reunions, picnics, and cook-outs.
City Park captures the true elemental beauty of Louisiana’s sportsman paradise with beautiful and eerie swamps and marshes and abundant Cyprus and Spanish Moss Oak trees. Louisiana’s European ties, namely French and Spanish, have influence that extends throughout the city of New Orleans and offers an atmosphere like none other. Our Cajun and Creole culture has been handed down for generations and ingrained in us as a way of life. New Orleans embodies the true essence of the perfect marriage between the city and the country.
With All My Love,
The Vintage Gypsy
“The world is not in your books and maps. It’s out there.” ––The Hobbit