New Orleans' Physical Attractions

A healthy approach to exploring the Crescent City

Want to explore the city and get in shape at the same time? Jumpstart your stay with New Orleans Jogging Tours, which offers informative, early morning runs with licensed guides through the French Quarter and Garden District. Yoga devotees will find solitude and a history lesson at the Louisiana State Museum's Cabildo in Jackson Square, where the Louisiana Purchase was signed in 1803. Yoga also takes place each Saturday at 8 am in the outdoor sculpture garden at the New Orleans Museum of Art, where tai chi is practiced among the indoor art Mondays at 6 pm. Yoga meets jazzercise at the French Market, where sun salutations are accompanied with live jazz Saturdays at 10 am. Upper arms your target area? Grab a paddle and join the folks at Kayak-iti-yat on a guided glide along scenic Bayou St. John or Bayou Bienvenue.