Relax and Rejuvenate: Walking and jogging edition

A busy conference schedule should be interspersed with moments to relax and rejuvenate. In this second part of our Rejuvenate! Guide we have a quick look at places to walk, stroll or even jog (if you can stand the heat!). If you’re more of a yoga person, check out this previous post.

City Park

Take the streetcar or bus to City Park and walk around the grounds of the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA).

The Lake path is three-quarters of a mile long and takes you around the calm scenic lake. The path features boardwalk areas where plants of the wetlands are on display.

For a longer walk, the newly created paved walking and biking path takes you past native trees and shrubs, (approximately 1 mile long). For an easier and shadier walk, stroll around the Sculpture Garden adjacent to the NOMA main building. Gently winding paths take you past a wide array of outdoor sculptures from around the world.

Don’t forget to visit the “Singing Oak”, a magnificent Live Oak Tree hung with dozens of wind chimes.

 Audubon Park

Circling between Magazine Street and St. Charles Avenue is a two-mile long paved path which takes you past moss covered oak trees and lagoons. There are plenty of benches and shelters along the route so you can admire the amazing architecture on nearby streets. Audubon Park is open from 5am to 10pm.

 Woldenberg Park on the Riverfront

Walk or jog along the grand Mississippi River, watching freighters, luxury cruise ships and riverboats drift by. Woldenberg Park takes you along the river to the Moonwalk opposite Jackson Square terminating at the French Market. You never know what impromptu musical experiences you might encounter along the way.