Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
Great birding. Awesome way to walk out into the various ecosystems of the swamp on a nice boardwalk. Federal park so it's got guides as well and often see an alligator toward the back portion of the walk if it's not winter.
If you want to take in some nature during your visit you can't do much better than the Jean Lafitte park and preserve. This national park is free and open to the public, and they offer several miles of easy walking trails through pristine swamp and marsh land. If you go during the right time of year…
15 minute drive across the bridge. Several short and easy trails with lush vegetation. Great for kids. Good chance to see alligators, birds, snakes etc.
“The only plantation tour that focuses more on the history and lives of the slaves than anything else. Extremely raw, revealing, heart wrenching and historical. If you chose to take a plantation tour, this is the one I recommend most!”
“One of my favorite childhood memories is of visiting Oak Alley. You've seen it in print, in movies, and on TV. Now get a closer look.”
“The best plantation historic narration is here. Also has a great little gift shop. Oak Alley plantation is right down the road.”
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“Experience the thrill of racing just inches off the ground at the largest karting track in the US. ”
“And they say New Orleans has nothing to offer in the outdoors. This is a little outside of the city, on the Westbank, and a nice change of pace from bar and museum hopping.”