Adventurous Activities for Thrill Seekers in New Orleans

It’s no wonder they call New Orleans “The Big Easy”: the city’s sultry weather, Southern charm, and ample dining and drinking opportunities make it the perfect place for visitors wanting to relax and loosen up. But for the more adventurous, the New Orleans area is also home to a few more fast-paced activities. Here are some that should quicken the pulse of any thrill seeker in New Orleans.

Zoom Around at NOLA Motorsports Park

People at a kart track in NOLA

Just outside the city, NOLA Motorsports Park offers the largest karting track in the United States. Visitors take to the track in rented go-karts, racing just inches off the ground at speeds of up to 50 miles per hour. NOLA Motorsports Park’s track area spans 30 acres and features 80 possible race configurations. For an extra thrilling experience, visitors to NOLA Motorsports Park can also discover what it’s like behind the wheel of a genuine 325-horsepower racecar.

Spend the Day in City Park

Adventure awaits in New Orleans’s beautiful, sprawling City Park. Whether on foot, on a bike, or on horseback, visitors will love exploring its 1,300 acres and checking out all the plants, birds, and other wildlife that call the park home. The New Orleans Botanical Garden is perfect for nature-lovers, and City Park’s miles of lakes and lagoons offer great catfish, bass, and perch fishing. Visitors can even take to the waterways on a paddleboat to see the park’s greenery from a new angle.

Get Wild on a Swamp Tour

Louisiana prides itself on its beautiful swamps and vast waterways, and the best way to experience these natural wonders is on a boat with seasoned experts. Swamp tours offer visitors the chance to see unique plants and wildlife up close. Be warned, though: alligators, snakes, and many other species call the swamp home, making a tour a great opportunity for animal lovers and adventurers.

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