Best lake in New Orleans

Check out the top lake in New Orleans, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. City Park
1. City Park
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234 local reviews
City Park, New Orleans
NeighborhoodPolitical
Dan
City Park was in typical New Orleans fashion created after a poker game that led to a political scandal, which…
Chris
1300 acre park in the heart of the city featuring lakes, weekend boat rentals, bayous, walking, biking trails,…
Chris
There is a ton to do in City Park, and luckily, it's right there for your use! You can start your jog from ou…
1. City Park
1. City Park
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234 local reviews
City Park, New Orleans
Dan
Dan
City Park was in typical New Orleans fashion created after a poker game that led to a political scandal, which in turn led to the donation o…
Chris
Chris
1300 acre park in the heart of the city featuring lakes, weekend boat rentals, bayous, walking, biking trails, the New Orleans museum of Art…
Chris
Chris
There is a ton to do in City Park, and luckily, it's right there for your use! You can start your jog from our place and go right into the …
2. Audubon Park
2. Audubon Park
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153 local reviews
6500 Magazine Street, New Orleans
Open now
+1 504-861-2537
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Phoebe
Get your morning walk in around the lake or play a round of golf. There is also a wonderful zoo in the park as…
Kristin
Gorgeous park with 2 mile loop, 1 mile walking nature trail, lakes, benches, exercise stations, playground, fo…
Diggs
Great way to get out and see the outdoors. Play a round of golf here and head across the street to a wonderful…
2. Audubon Park
2. Audubon Park
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153 local reviews
6500 Magazine Street, New Orleans
Open now
+1 504-861-2537
Phoebe
Phoebe
Get your morning walk in around the lake or play a round of golf. There is also a wonderful zoo in the park as well as a lovely restaurant. …
Kristin
Kristin
Gorgeous park with 2 mile loop, 1 mile walking nature trail, lakes, benches, exercise stations, playground, fountains and sitting areas
Diggs
Diggs
Great way to get out and see the outdoors. Play a round of golf here and head across the street to a wonderful zoo. Walk the trails or have …
3. Mondo
3. Mondo
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7 local reviews
900 Harrison Avenue, New Orleans
Open now
(504) 224-2633
RestaurantFoodEstablishment
Christine
Susan Spicer comes up with some great combinations. Located not far from the house in Lakeview.
Dan
Chef Susan Spicer's Lakeview restaurant. For those of you that watched Treme on HBO, the chef character was mo…
Mark and Gilly
Susan Spicer's restaurant in Lakeview. Has a devoted following. Brunch is recommended and not unreasonably pri…
3. Mondo
3. Mondo
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7 local reviews
900 Harrison Avenue, New Orleans
Open now
(504) 224-2633
Christine
Christine
Susan Spicer comes up with some great combinations. Located not far from the house in Lakeview.
Dan
Dan
Chef Susan Spicer's Lakeview restaurant. For those of you that watched Treme on HBO, the chef character was modeled after Susan Spicer. Food…
Mark and Gilly
Mark and Gilly
Susan Spicer's restaurant in Lakeview. Has a devoted following. Brunch is recommended and not unreasonably priced.
4. Lake Pontchartrain
4. Lake Pontchartrain
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6 local reviews
Lake Pontchartrain
Natural featureEstablishment
Edward
The lakefront is great. It has a biking trail and is very peaceful. Sunday afternoons you can see modified car…
Kathy
Lake Ponchartrain's walking and bike path can be accessed 3 blocks from our house.
Mark
The beach isn't running yet but the lakefront is a good place to just relax, have a picnic, let the kids play,…
4. Lake Pontchartrain
4. Lake Pontchartrain
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6 local reviews
Lake Pontchartrain
Edward
Edward
The lakefront is great. It has a biking trail and is very peaceful. Sunday afternoons you can see modified cars, old cars, and muscle cars c…
Kathy
Kathy
Lake Ponchartrain's walking and bike path can be accessed 3 blocks from our house.
Mark
Mark
The beach isn't running yet but the lakefront is a good place to just relax, have a picnic, let the kids play, or to feed the birds. Ponchat…
5. Lakeshore Dr
5. Lakeshore Dr
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6 local reviews
Lakeshore Dr, New Orleans
Route
Jim and Amy
This is a beautiful drive, next to a lake that seems more like an ocean, Lake Ponchartrain. This is also a goo…
Charly
Watch sailboats along the banks of Lake Ponchartrain. Lovely place to take a long walk, run, or bike ride.
Zach
If you need some fresh air the lakeshore is not far away. Just Past City Park and over the levee...
5. Lakeshore Dr
5. Lakeshore Dr
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6 local reviews
Lakeshore Dr, New Orleans
Jim and Amy
Jim and Amy
This is a beautiful drive, next to a lake that seems more like an ocean, Lake Ponchartrain. This is also a good place to recreate with miles…
Charly
Charly
Watch sailboats along the banks of Lake Ponchartrain. Lovely place to take a long walk, run, or bike ride.
Zach
Zach
If you need some fresh air the lakeshore is not far away. Just Past City Park and over the levee...
6. Landry's Seafood House
6. Landry's Seafood House
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14 local reviews
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Brandon
Landrys has great views of the lake and excellent seafood. Best place to have dinner and watch the sunset.
Cathy
Great seafood with a beautiful view of the lake and the sailboats Great happy hour, gorgeous view of the lake…
Mark
Pricier spot but close to the house and a great view over the lake!
6. Landry's Seafood House
6. Landry's Seafood House
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14 local reviews
Brandon
Brandon
Landrys has great views of the lake and excellent seafood. Best place to have dinner and watch the sunset.
Cathy
Cathy
Great seafood with a beautiful view of the lake and the sailboats Great happy hour, gorgeous view of the lake at sunset. Landrys has great…
Mark
Mark
Pricier spot but close to the house and a great view over the lake!
7. Harrison Ave
7. Harrison Ave
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4 local reviews
Harrison Ave, New Orleans
Route
Rebekah
This Lakeview neighborhood avenue boasts plenty of great restaurants and shops, including Susan Spicer's Mondo…
Rebecca
This is the main street of the Lakeview area. It is walkable from the house. There are many restaurants, qui…
Dan
Interesting shops are located along the Harrison Avenue corridor in the heart of Lakeview. Little Miss Muffin …
7. Harrison Ave
7. Harrison Ave
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4 local reviews
Harrison Ave, New Orleans
Rebekah
Rebekah
This Lakeview neighborhood avenue boasts plenty of great restaurants and shops, including Susan Spicer's Mondo.
Rebecca
Rebecca
This is the main street of the Lakeview area. It is walkable from the house. There are many restaurants, quirky shops, ice-cream and snowb…
Dan
Dan
Interesting shops are located along the Harrison Avenue corridor in the heart of Lakeview. Little Miss Muffin has a lot of New Orleans theme…
8. Blue Crab
8. Blue Crab
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11 local reviews
7900 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans
Open now
+1 504-284-2898
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Cathy
Watching the sun set over the lakefront harbor while eating seafood in New Orleans is just part of who we are…
Devin
My favorite place to eat Seafood. It's right on Lake Pontchartrain so you get an awesome view of the lake and …
Valerie
Watching the sun set over the lakefront harbor while eating seafood in New Orleans is just part of who we are…
8. Blue Crab
8. Blue Crab
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11 local reviews
7900 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans
Open now
+1 504-284-2898
Cathy
Cathy
Watching the sun set over the lakefront harbor while eating seafood in New Orleans is just part of who we are. Although this restaurant is n…
Devin
Devin
My favorite place to eat Seafood. It's right on Lake Pontchartrain so you get an awesome view of the lake and boats coming in and out. Indoo…
Valerie
Valerie
Watching the sun set over the lakefront harbor while eating seafood in New Orleans is just part of who we are. Although this restaurant is n…
9. Lafitte Greenway
9. Lafitte Greenway
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14 local reviews
Lafitte Greenway, New Orleans
Route
Melanie
This biking / walking trail extends from Lakeview to the French Quarter and is a great route for exercise and/…
Tracy
Bikeway from downtown to the lake
Tracy
Bikeway from downtown to the lake
9. Lafitte Greenway
9. Lafitte Greenway
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14 local reviews
Lafitte Greenway, New Orleans
Melanie
Melanie
This biking / walking trail extends from Lakeview to the French Quarter and is a great route for exercise and/or exploring the city
Tracy
Tracy
Bikeway from downtown to the lake
Tracy
Tracy
Bikeway from downtown to the lake
10. Cajun Pride Swamp Tours
10. Cajun Pride Swamp Tours
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8 local reviews
110 Frenier Rd, Laplace
Open now
(985) 651-4477
Travel agencyParkPoint of interest
Tim & Cheri'
One of the better swamp tours and within 30 minutes of our house. We've been on it two times. You will see a…
Cathy
Ok. I know. Touristy. But this swamp tour on private property is the best one I know of. It's just about 20 mi…
Gail
Great tour on a private bayou, guaranteed alligator sightings.
10. Cajun Pride Swamp Tours
10. Cajun Pride Swamp Tours
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8 local reviews
110 Frenier Rd, Laplace
Open now
(985) 651-4477
Tim & Cheri'
Tim & Cheri'
One of the better swamp tours and within 30 minutes of our house. We've been on it two times. You will see alligators, racoons, turtles an…
Cathy
Cathy
Ok. I know. Touristy. But this swamp tour on private property is the best one I know of. It's just about 20 minutes on the otherside of the …
Gail
Gail
Great tour on a private bayou, guaranteed alligator sightings.