There’s more to New Orleans than just Mardi Gras, even though it’s the biggest draw and busiest time of year for the city. The town is filled with wonderful architecture, interesting museums, lush gardens and parks, and plenty of outdoor activities for the whole family. Spring RVing in New Orleans is a wonderful way to explore the city.
Things to do:
Explore the French Quarter. As one of the most visited parts of New Orleans , the French Quarter is the oldest part of the city. The buildings that make up most of the downtown area reflect that of old French architecture. The style and design of these beautiful buildings are admired by tourists every day. But, more than just the beautiful buildings, the FQ is also boasting with live music and performances daily, great Cajun and creole style restaurants, and unique little shops and boutiques. There is much to do and see in the downtown French Quarter area.
Visit the National World War II museum. Only display you’ll find old aircraft, machines, vehicles, and weapons used in WWII. You can find old dive bombers and aircraft used in combat, as well as tanks that treaded through battlefields. There is an interactive submarine exhibit that kids love. It lets you experience the final mission of the USS Tang through role playing and interaction as if you were there. Missions are scheduled at different times throughout the day so you can explore the museum before taking a step back in time.
Kayak Swamp Tours. NOLA is known for its swampy marshes and bayous and you can explore via airboat or kayak tours. Guides will take you through old cypress trees and delicate tendrils of Spanish moss on the inner waterways of the swamps and marshes. You’ll learn about the significance of swamps on the New Orleans area and the wildlife that inhabit the waters. Just watch out for those gators lurking in the water behind you. J
Rving in New Orleans means staying in New Orleans. There are plenty of RV parks and campgrounds in the area. If you prefer to stay near downtown and the French Quarter, check into the French Quarter RV Resort. Located just minutes from the downtown area, this RV resort is ideal for staying close to the action. Basic amenities are available for your RV but availability can be scarce during peak periods, so be sure to check their website. http://www.fqrv.com/
If a more quiet, relaxed atmosphere is more your speed, consider staying at Bayou Segnette State Park. Located 30 minutes outside of NOLA across the Mississippi River, Bayou Segnette is the perfect place to stay for those seeking to experience more of the nature that makes southern Louisiana so beautiful. These campsites have electricity and running water, as well as a fire pit and picnic tables for your use. There are laundry facilities on site, a dump station, and boat launch. A playground is perfect for any kids you have in tow and a swimming pool to keep you cool during those hot days. Hiking and biking trails run throughout the park so there is plenty to explore. Bayou Segnette State Park offers that piece of quiet tranquility but still close enough to the action and excitement New Orleans has to offer. http://www.stateparks.com/bayou_segnette_state_park_in_louisiana.html
Whether you choose to explore the sights and sounds of downtown New Orleans or the beautiful countryside, make Bents RV your one stop shop for your RVing travels. Visit our website to check out our RV inventory, visit our parts and accessories store, or contact a service technician. www.bentsrv.com
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