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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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7 Places to Take Dance Classes in New Orleans

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New Orleans is a city full of celebration, costume, music and best of all, dance. We strut in second lines down the street, twerk in the clubs, and showcase burlesque as an art form, but what if you need help putting that rhythm back in your feet or just want to get a good workout while having fun? Lucky for …

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Free Fall: New Orleans November Freebies

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Tom Petty doesn’t have anything on us! We are free falling all over some gems to keep you busy as fall finally begins to take hold in New Orleans. The best part is that everything listed here is free so you can enjoy the city without breaking the bank before the holidays.

National Park Service Ranger Jazz Walk

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GoNOLA TV: Audubon Park

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With fall in the air, right now is a great time to be outside in New Orleans — that hint of coolness sure makes running and other exercise a lot more tolerable. One of New Orleans’ great green spaces is Audubon Park, located Uptown right off the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line. There are lots of reasons to love this …

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GoNOLA Find: November Project

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What is the November Project? This week’s GoNOLA Find is a free fitness movement that was born in Boston as a way to stay in shape during cold New England months. Now present in 17 cities across the U.S., the movement is focused on motivating and encouraging people of all ages, shapes, sizes and fitness levels to get moving. The …

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Let the Good Times Roll: Biking in New Orleans

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There is no better way to view the beautiful details of New Orleans than on two wheels. In fact, we were named one of the top 50 best cities for cycling in the U.S. by USA Today. Just take a look at the numerous bike trails in our city, the Rails to Trails project, and routes all across Louisiana …

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GoNOLA Neighborhood Guide: Lakeview

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Of the many diverse and interesting neighborhoods in New Orleans, Lakeview enjoys a special pride of place among New Orleanians. Developed in the middle of the 20th century, this charming neighborhood, bounded by City Park, Bayou St. John, Lakeshore Drive along Lake Ponchartrain and 17th Street Canal, is a quiet, suburban-like neighborhood with classic mid-century and new modern architecture. Its …

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GoNOLA Recommends: 4 Top Places to Jog in New Orleans

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Fall weather in New Orleans is perfect. It’s just cool enough to go outside without a coat, and it rarely rains (at least by New Orleans standards). This cool weather is a perfect opportunity for those who prefer to exercise outdoors, whether you’re just an avid runner or you are training for a marathon. Here are four great areas to …

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GoNOLA Find: Planters Grove

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Tucked away in Central City and a few blocks north of the growing Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard lies a park you’ll go nuts for. In 2011, Planters, the national nut snack brand, opened the Planters Grove park as part of a sustainability initiative. Built by The Corps Network, the national member organization for Service and Conservation Corps, with its local …

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GoNOLA Recipes at Home: NOLA Restaurant’s Miss Hay’s Stuffed Chicken Wings

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With the first Saints home game coming up on Sept. 21, Who Dat hysteria is reaching a fever pitch. Whether you’re lucky enough to watch the game at the Superdome, or you’re watching the game at a bar or with friends and family at home, having plenty of good food on hand is crucial. If you want a place to …

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GoNOLA TV: Discover New Orleans’ Bywater

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Everyone’s New Orleans itinerary should include a visit to the Bywater, a colorful, eminently walkable neighborhood that in the past few years has seen an explosion in hip restaurants, bars, coffee shops and art galleries. Whether you’re a foodie, a music aficionado, someone into outdoor activities, a lover of craft cocktails or a person more comfortable at dive bars, the …

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GoNOLA Recommends: Top 5 Places to Watch a Saints Game

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New Orleans Saints fans are constantly rated among the best in the NFL and are raved about by players across the league for their intense dedication to the team, win or lose. Throngs of fans line the access roads to the airports following away games, fans take over opposing stadiums so that cheers of “Who Dat” can be heard over …

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Exploring the Outdoors in NOLA: Bayou Sauvage in New Orleans East

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Here in New Orleans, with our plethora of world-class restaurants, invigorating nightlife scene and limitless live music, there is always something exciting to do. What many people might not realize is that we also have a world of outdoor excursions to encounter, and with our unique landscape, taking in nature in New Orleans is an experience all its own.

If …

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NOLA History: The New Canal Lighthouse

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Locals have been making day trips to New Orleans’ lakefront for more than 150 years. While the amusement areas at West End and Spanish Fort, as the song says, “ain’t there no more,“ you can still enjoy a day on the lake with echoes of the past at the New Canal Lighthouse.

The “New Canal” is what we usually …

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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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