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New Orleans Sports and Recreation

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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GoNOLA Find: November Project

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November Project at the Dome (photo via Facebook)

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, …

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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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Entrance to the New Basin Canal, 1948. The lighthouse is on the left (east) side, Southern Yacht Club is on the right (west) side. (Public domain photo: USACE)

 

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 …

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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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