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New Orleans Spring To Do List

New Orleans is full of fun and interesting places, particularly in the spring and summer.  After having spent four years here I have compiled a list of spring and summer to-do’s in the city.

  1. Hansen’s Sno Balls – This spot has been open for years and has always been run by the Hansen family. Although there are many places to grab a sno ball during the warmer months, this is arguably the best.  Tip: make sure to add condensed milk on top of your flavor of choice.
  2. City Park – The tulips begin to bloom is early March and are a great place to sit, relax, and read a book. Rent a kayak or paddle boat to go for a trip on the lake or stop by NOMA to check out some great art.
  3. Jazz Fest – April brings this fantastic music festival spread over two weekends. Headliners this year include the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Pearl Jam.
  4. French Quarter Fest – Spring and summer are packed with festivals and this is one of my favorites.
  5. Wednesdays at the Square – The Youth Leadership Council of New Orleans hosts this fun food, drink, and music event every week in Lafayette Square.

These are only a few of the events New Orleans has to offer in the spring but hopefully will spark some inspiration to get out and explore the city!

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This entry was posted on March 18, 2016 by in VISTA Field Reports.

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