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Things to do in Westwego

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“Many great things to explore here in the historic Upper Audubon neighborhood.”
  • 316 locals recommend
Park
“The Audubon Zoo is in Audubon Park, as well as golf courses, and walking trails. Beautiful Park that stretches from St. Charles Avenue to Magazine Street.”
  • 150 locals recommend
Park
“This is a peaceful place to watch the river flow, people-watch, and picnic...a very locals-oriented spot to relax. Groups of college students sunning or playing Frisbee, hand-holding couples, athletes heading for the ball fields, boats and barges of all descriptions gliding by. Quite opposite of the view from the French Quarter. ”
  • 66 locals recommend
Zoo
“One of the best zoos in the country is here. There is also a water park in the zoo opened during the summer. You can watch the behavior of reptiles, mammals, birds and amphibians. The zoo is divided according to land areas. There are many benches and rest spots throughout and a children's petting zoo and play area.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Zoo
“Audubon Zoo is one of the nicest Zoo in the USA which is a good family outing”
  • 11 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“LUNCH - Tartine is tucked away in the Black Pearl section of Uptown near Audubon Park. It is a French cafe serving breakfast and lunch. Patrons rave about the tastes, presentation and service of this New Orleans hidden gem. Breakfast is served French style, light, with coffee, pastries, fruit and favorites such as baked eggs on brioche. For lunch, try the tartines, savory pates and salads dressed on toasted baguettes. The restaurant offers a neat concept for dinners. Though they don't serve in-house, you can check their website for the "Plat du Jour" (dish of the day). For a fixed price, they will craft up dinner plates for you to pick up and enjoy back at your residence.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Clothes Shop
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“Great for New Orleans themed gifts. Magazine St on the whole is a wonderful shopping street.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Café
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“Open for brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Located in Audubon Park, across from Audubon Zoo. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Tree
“One of the oldest, largest trees in New Orleans. Great spot for taking pictures and enjoying Audubon Park. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Nature
“The closest thing to a beach in town - relax on the grass overlooking the Mississippi River”
  • 12 locals recommend
Route
“A great park for a jog, or just a good place to walk around while enjoying a cold beer / glass of wine. 1.8 mile trail. Dozens of bird species. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Nature
  • 5 locals recommend
Zoo
“Nonprofit-run place with a zoo, aquarium, insectarium & park plus nature conservation programs.”
  • 1 local recommends
Travel Agency
“Experience real-life adventure for the whole family from the comfort of our swamp boats. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“Not only does Audubon Park offer ten tennis courts, they offer all of them on clay, one of the sports premier surfaces. Offering lessons and group play”
  • 2 locals recommend
College Administrative Building
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“Location of the Tuesday Crescent City Farmers Market with over 20 vendors you'll find the best seasonal produce, dairy, and baked goods here. ”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Sandwich Place
“LUNCH - Tartine is tucked away in the Black Pearl section of Uptown near Audubon Park. It is a French cafe serving breakfast and lunch. Patrons rave about the tastes, presentation and service of this New Orleans hidden gem. Breakfast is served French style, light, with coffee, pastries, fruit and favorites such as baked eggs on brioche. For lunch, try the tartines, savory pates and salads dressed on toasted baguettes. The restaurant offers a neat concept for dinners. Though they don't serve in-house, you can check their website for the "Plat du Jour" (dish of the day). For a fixed price, they will craft up dinner plates for you to pick up and enjoy back at your residence.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Café
“Open for brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Located in Audubon Park, across from Audubon Zoo. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends

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