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3 Best Day Trips from New Orleans

Condé Nast Traveler Logo By Paul Oswell of Condé Nast Traveler | Slide 1 of 21: There’s a wealth of scenic and cultural activities to be found on day trips from New Orleans. Just a quick drive over beautiful Lake Pontchartrain delivers a delightful change of pace on the North Shore. Just a little further away is Lafayette, where Cajun culture—especially the food—is celebrated. And less than two hours from New Orleans is the town of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, where visitors can outdoor adventure or explore the jazz scene. Curious? Read on for our picks for the best day trips from New Orleans—along with what to do when you get there. Click the link to read our complete New Orleans guide.

There’s a wealth of scenic and cultural activities to be found on day trips from New Orleans. Just a quick drive over beautiful Lake Pontchartrain delivers a delightful change of pace on the North Shore. Just a little further away is Lafayette, where Cajun culture—especially the food—is celebrated. And less than two hours from New Orleans is the town of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, where visitors can outdoor adventure or explore the jazz scene. Curious? Read on for our picks for the best day trips from New Orleans—along with what to do when you get there.

Click the link to read our complete New Orleans guide.

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