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Where to Go: Bayou St. John


This area of Mid-City is named for the water feature that flows from New Orleans City Park to the newly opened Lafitte Greenway. Before Hurricane Katrina, the bayou was neglected and underused; today it is popular with boaters, kayakers, bikers, joggers and picnickers. Downtown Mardi Gras Indian tribes stage their traditional "Super Sunday" there each March, and the Bayou Boogaloo music festival takes over the bayou's banks in May. There are several neighborhood restaurants and bars nearby — and City Park, with its museum and green space is worth a trip in itself.

Culture Vulture
Visit the New Orleans Museum of Art in City Park.

Happy Trails
Run or bike the Lafitte Greenway from downtown to Mid-City.

Beer or Wine?
The Bayou Beer Garden and Bayou Wine Garden are next door to each other.

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Bayou St. John/City Park | Bywater | St. Claude
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