Day Trips A Short Drive From New Orleans
Less than a gas tank away from downtown New Orleans are hundreds of sights to see and places to explore. These day trips offer you a chance to take a break from the excitement of the French Quarter and explore what the rest of Louisiana has to offer.
Southern Louisiana contains between 40 to 45% of the wetlands in the lower United States, which you can experience through a swamp tour or a visit to St. Bernard Parish. If history is more your style, then you'll want to be sure to see the beautiful plantations near New Orleans, some of which date back to the 1700's.
There’s no better way to explore the vast Louisiana waterways, then via a swamp tour
. These tours will take you by boat; deep into the heart of Louisiana’s beautiful, pristine and sometimes mysterious marshlands. Guides will teach you about the swamps, the wildlife that inhabitant it and local legends as they take you on a cruise that you’ll never forget.
Journey beyond the city limits, and explore a place where time stands still. Beautiful, historic plantations
await your visit, each with their own unique stories and mystique. See extravagant homes overlooking sugarcane fields and ancient avenues of oaks. Cajun and Creole cuisine, swamp tours and great Louisiana culture are all just minutes from New Orleans!
A short drive across Lake Pontchartrain and you'll find yourself on the Northshore, a home to wildlife, beautiful natural forests and serene bayou waterways. Here you can find Bayou Adventures, an outpost to your next outdoor adventure. They offer guide tours, kayak rentals, cruiser bike rentals and just about everything else the hardy outdoors man or rookie explorer may need. Plus they even have a justice of peace on hand if you feel the need to get married on the spot.
27725 Main St
Lacombe, LA 70445
Just five miles down the Mississippi from downtown New Orleans is the scenic, beautiful and very historic St. Bernard Parish. The friendly residents of the parish invite you to enjoy their cultural treasures, discover their magnificent waterways and relax in the tranquil settings.
St. Bernard Parish Tourist Commission