Besthoff Sculpture Garden
Stunning eleven acre, sculpture garden
Situated in City Park, this beautiful sculpture garden is part of the New Orleans Museum of Art, but unlike the main building, there isn't an admissions charge. The sculpture garden has always been incredible, but they finished an expansion in 2019 that more than doubled the size of the garden. [Note: due to the pandemic, they are charging a small entrance fee in order to control the number of visitors in the garden at one time]
1,300 acres of park and activities
Not only is City Park bigger than New York’s Central Park, it is also packed with treasures including countless walking & biking trails, a beautiful Café Du Monde location, the New Orleans Botanical Gardens, the New Orleans Museum of Art, and the Besthoff Sculpture Garden. You can rent bikes at the Boat House, wander around the old golf cart paths near the Pan-American Stadium, check out the Couturie Forest, or take a short stroll around the Big Lake. There is fun for the kids at Storyland, Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, City Putt, the Louisiana Children's Museum and a number of playgrounds. If you want a place to read or meditate, head to The Singing Oak, a live oak filled with wind chimes.
Finn McCool's Irish Pub
Irish pub with outdoor seating and energetic game days
This fixture in the neighborhood is busy Sunday mornings for Premier League soccer (football) games, raucous for Saints games on Sunday afternoons and buzzing Monday nights during trivia. At other times, it is filled with regulars sipping on drinks, making use of the pool and darts tables, and snacking on bar food.
Neyow's Creole Café
Homestyle Creole classics
While the best place to get many of the dishes the region is known for is inside someone's home, Neyow's is one of the few restaurants where you can get good homestyle cooking. Chef Tanya Dubuclet makes a mean gumbo, her charboiled oysters are popular and you can't go wrong with her red beans and rice with fried chicken or any of her seafood. All that food goes nicely with their signature Bow Wow punch.
Southeast Asian meets Gulf Coast
This casual, local hot spot serves incredible Southeast Asian food with a Gulf Coast flare. Lunch is served meat-and-three style, while the dinner options change daily due to the locally sourced nature of their ingredients. Try some of their more unique pork offerings (the pig knuckles for example) when available as well as their seasonal seafood.
Beer garden with fire pits and food trucks
This beautiful beer garden has a spacious bar and large patio, yet is still packed for the big games. They have 50 beers, 10 wines, and 6 cocktails on tap as well as on site food trucks. Dogs are welcome!