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New Orleans has become a top sports destination, hosting major sporting events like the Sugar Bowl, basketball tournaments and of course our beloved New Orleans Saints home games throughout the year. But beyond team sports you’ll find great parks for running and biking, Frisbee golf (or great regular golf), horse racing, marathons and tennis. The Lake Pontchartrain and Bayou St. John waterways offer fishing, boating, kayaking and paddleboarding right here in the city. Discover why Louisiana is the Sportsman’s Paradise and how New Orleans is the epicenter.

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Labor Day in New Orleans: How to Spend the Holiday

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Labor Day is bittersweet: while it’s an opportunity to relish a long weekend, it also signals the end of summer and all the fun that comes with it. Whether you want to take advantage of that extra day of recovery by hitting up Southern Decadence or partaking in some summery outdoor fun, here’s some ideas for ways to get the …

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Goooooooaaaaalll: 5 Places to Watch the World Cup in New Orleans

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Even the most ardent soccer fan will acknowledge that the Beautiful Game isn’t the most popular game in the U.S. But that all changes every four years during the World Cup, which returns this year on June 12. When the World Cup hits, even the most indifferent soccer fan gets swept up in the hype and excitement. Plus, what kind …

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GoNOLA Recommends: 5 Things To Do In New Orleans This Weekend

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This weekend in New Orleans, there’s lots to do no matter where your interests lie. Sports fans can take in the action all weekend long at WrestleMania, while fans of the arts should check out the New Orleans International Puppet Festival in the Marigny. Jazz lovers can enjoy two free performances from Glen David Andrews as he celebrates his latest …

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Zurich Classic is a Hole in One in New Orleans

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The annual Zurich Classic golf tournament tees up later this month in New Orleans. TPC of Louisiana in Avondale, Louisiana, will play host to the tournament for the eighth consecutive year. The Zurich Classic has become a major event on the PGA Tour and an important event for the local economy. This year the schedule is filled with chances for …

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Beyond the Game: Fun Things to Do in New Orleans for Sports Fans

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New Orleans is quickly earning its place as one of the top destinations for sports lovers in the country. While you’re in town for one of our various sporting events, there are plenty of ways to enjoy New Orleans before and after the game. Here are some of our favorites.

With the Family Tours

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GoNOLA Top 5: Springtime Outdoor Activities in New Orleans

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Spring is one of the best times of the year to spend some time outdoors in New Orleans. The weather is just warm enough to make things pleasant but not too hot. City Park and Audubon Park are full of people jogging, biking and playing with their kids, while Bayou St. John plays host to kayaks, paddleboards, and dog-walkers. Need …

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GoNOLA Recommends: 5 Things To Do In New Orleans This Weekend

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This weekend in New Orleans promises a little bit of something for everyone, with entertainment choices ranging from theatre to comedy, country music, sports and New Orleans bounce. Head to the Marigny neighborhood for unconventional entertainment as Equus takes center stage at the Marigny Opera House and local favorite bounce artists perform at Siberia. Basketball fans will have two chances …

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GoNOLA Recommends: 5 Things To Do In New Orleans This Weekend

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This weekend in New Orleans promises a whole lot of family-friendly sports action, thanks to the NBA All-Star Weekend, with activities and events all leading up to the big game on Sunday. Those looking for a little nightlife should check out the Hurray for the Riff Raff record release party on Friday night, and a benefit concert which reunites indie …

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My New Orleans: 20 Questions with Anthony Davis

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“I’m not a big Bourbon Street guy,” Anthony Davis said when I asked him what advice he had for fans who would be visiting New Orleans during NBA All-Star Weekend. “I’d tell them to get beignets at Cafe du Monde instead.”

Anthony Davis playing for the New Orleans Pelicans (Photo by Layne Murdoch)

Anthony is in his second season with …

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Get Your Game On: NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans

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The NBA All-Star Weekend is coming soon to New Orleans and bringing with it world-class competition and entertainment. All-Star Weekend may culminate with the best players in the world facing off against each other in the 63rd All-Star Game on Sunday, February 16, but that is just a small piece of the excitement. Fans will be treated to an entire …

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Louisiana is the Sportsman’s Paradise

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If you love sports, outdoors and good times then New Orleans is the place for you. No, we’re not typically thought of as a the go-to place for outdoor activity but that doesn’t mean we don’t have it in spades. Whether you’re interested in catching a football game or renting a kayak, we’ve got a little something for everyone.

The …

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NOLA History: AllState Sugar Bowl

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New Year’s is an important celebration in New Orleans for several reasons. It’s the Seventh Day of Christmas, which means Carnival season is not far away, and of course, we get to ring in the New Year. Most importantly, some of the best college football in the country comes to town, for the annual Sugar Bowl game. The first game …

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Start the New Year at the AllState Sugar Bowl in New Orleans

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Holidays and sports go together like powdered sugar and fried dough, a fact recognized across the nation, and never more so than in New Orleans. Every time you turn around in New Orleans, we’re celebrating another holiday, and hosting another sports event. Which means it will come as no surprise that a) we are as superior in sports-event-hosting as we …

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Sports Bars in New Orleans: The Best Places to Catch a Game

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New Orleans is full of sports lovers, and we welcome visiting sports fans with open arms, and if you can’t be at the game, the next best thing is gathering at one of our many top-notch sports bars that create the best sports viewing atmosphere possible. New Orleans is a city that has more bars per capita than any other …

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New Orleans City Park: Tranquility in the Heart of an Urban Landscape

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New Orleans is a uniquely vibrant urban city, but located smack dab in the middle is a vast green oasis filled with a wealth of treasures. New Orleans City Park is one of the biggest, oldest, and most beautiful urban parks in the country and it offers so much for locals and visitors alike to …

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GoNOLA Recommends: 5 Things To Do in New Orleans This Weekend

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There is so much going on in this wonderful city that sometimes it can be a challenge just to know where to start. To help you get a handle on some of the best New Orleans events in town, we bring you our picks for the best things to do in New Orleans this weekend. From boundary-pushing theatre to a …

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