If you’re staying in NOLA this fall break, you should take this opportunity to explore and take a break. Here are some ways to get out and explore NOLA during this free time
1. Go on a day trip
There are a few places that you can spend the day at outside the city if you have a car and some friends to bring along! Some places you could go that are within a few hours to spend the day at include: Oak Alley Plantation, one of the beaches nearby, hike among waterfalls in Clark Creek Natural Area, or explore LSU in Baton Rouge and get some of your chain restaurant fill.
2. Explore a new Parish
We tend to get sucked into the Tulane bubble, where we can stay uptown (besides the occasional French Quarter trip), and miss out on the other great areas of New Orleans. Spend a day exploring a parish you’ve never been to; maybe that’s going to the Country Club and the Dauphine St. Satsuma, going on a bike tour of the Ninth Ward, check out the houses and parks and great food in Mid-City.
3. Check out a new museum
We have so many great museums in New Orleans, it can hard to find the time to go to them all! Immerse yourself for the day in the culture of NOLA food and beverage at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum, check out some art in the New Orleans Museum of Art in City Park, spend the day reflecting back at the World War II Museum, there are so many options.
4. Go Outside
Whether it’s simply going for a long walk and sitting in a hammock in Audubon Park, or kayaking in City park, go outside!! It can be hard to find the time to just sit and get some vitamin D so use this time.
5. Hit up a pool
It’s technically ‘fall’ everywhere else, but in NOLA, the weather still feels like summer. Go downtown and enjoy the rooftop Ace Hotel pool, go to the Country Club in the Baywater, or just go to the Reily community pool.