In a city packed with iconic places and things, very few are more iconic than the New Orleans City Park. It is so full of things to do that we recommend an entire day just to explore this enormous 1,300 acre park. This park has been around since 1854, and as such is one of America's oldest urban parks. This huge park is 50% larger than Central Park in New York City, and is rivaled in activities and sites by very few parks anywhere in the world. City Park houses a large botanical garden, art museum, children's museum, sculpture garden, full golf course, 36-hold putt putt golf, dog park, disk golf course, lake and bayou for boating, biking and running paths, hiking trails, tennis & soccer complex, football stadium, children's theme park, and the list goes on!
City Park is one of the few places in the city offering free parking. Conveniently, the Canal St Streetcar line connects with the southern end of City Park, making it a great way to park and take the streetcar to the French Quarter, or connect to the St Charles line to see the Garden District and Uptown/Carrollton areas.