Staying in the French Quarter has its advantages – especially if you want to stay fit while having fun. Here are a few ways to get your workout in, not far from our French Quarter Hotels. Check them out then book your stay at one of these charming boutique properties – Hotel St. Marie, French Market Inn or Hotel Provincial.
Yoga at the Cabildo
The Cabildo on Jackson Square isn’t only full of history. On Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 8:30 a.m., it’s full of yoga lovers. For a $5 drop-in fee, you get a mat as well as admission to this famous museum where the Louisiana Purchase was signed. Find out more.
Tricentennial Walking Tours
A Walking Tour is also a great way to burn off beignets, fried shrimp po-boys and white chocolate bread pudding. There are many tours to choose from, including a new French Quarter Tricentennial Walking Tour from Gray Line. It's a fantastic opportunity to learn about this fascinating 300-year-old city. Tricentennial Souvenir Doubloons are issued on the tour, good for discounts at several French Quarter museums. Learn more.
Exercise in Woldenberg Park
If you’re like most visitors to the Crescent City, you’re going to eat more than you normally do while you’re here. Luckily, the French Quarter is home to Woldenberg Park on the riverfront. Statues, artwork, foreigh ships, paddlewheelers...there’s plenty to see on a bike ride, walk, or jog along the mighty Mississippi River.
If cycling sounds sound good to you, hop on a Blue Bike. It's a great way to see the city and pedal off the pralines! The cost is just $8 an hour or $20 a year. Get the app and find bikes all over the city. Check it out.
The New Orleans Athletic Club
The New Orleans Athletic Club at 222 N. Rampart also allows visitors. Founded in 1872, NOAC is one of the oldest athletic clubs in the country. For full membership privileges, bring your I.D., hotel key (or B&B confirmation) and $20 per day. This will give you access to 47 complimentary classes, equipment, a towel, and a locker.
For more ideas on how to keep moving in New Orleans, visit experienceneworleans.com.
Photo: Yoga at the Cabildo Facebook Page
The dedicated and friendly staff of Hotel St. Marie will ensure you experience all of the best of New Orleans' many sights, sounds, and tastes.
The French Market Inn, New Orleans, La., is tucked away on the banks of the Mississippi River in the center of the French Quarter.