Walk through the neighborhood of the historic Garden District in the American Sector while being dazzled by the opulent wealth of the early settlement of the Americans!
- Duration: Up to 3 hours
- Start Location: 800 Decatur Street (Next to Cafe Du Monde under the Oak Tree)
New Orleans Jogging Tour in the French Quarter
Explore the historic sites and landmarks of New Orleans’ French Quarter, Treme, Bywater and Marigny neighborhoods on a three-hour jogging tour with a local guide. Enjoy a fun, active way to see the city, and join a small group of fellow runners as you set an easy-going pace on the 6-mile route. Learn about the city’s colorful history and culture while taking in beautiful architecture and the highlights of each neighborhood.
Be entertained with local stories and tales about reported hauntings, historical facts, and celebrity and movie making information. Hear about the incredible above ground cemeteries in the city and the burial process. Get insider information from locals about the city and its inner workings including places to shop, eat, and listen to local music.
Rise and shine! We meet right next to Cafe Du Monde under the Oak Tree, then head to the Mighty Mississippi River to discuss its origin. We see the incredible center of town, Jackson Square, where it all began with the French founder and the settlers in 1718. The journey continues as we jog our way into Jackson Square and talk about the amazing history, see the beautiful St Louis Cathedral and the buildings that frame it.
We then move through the French Quarter, dazzled by the brilliant colors of the beautiful architectural styles of the various cultures who settled here. Our jog takes us into the Treme neighborhood as we visualize the slaves gathering in Congo Square, celebrating their one and only day off every week, the Native Americans dancing, the Voodoo rituals, the market, and musical exchanges. We view a cemetery and talk about New Orleans unique burial process, and the above-ground tombs. We then jog into the Faubourg Marigny to the incredible music scene, Frenchmen Street to discuss the local’s hangouts and places to eat and play.
The jog continues on as we move through the trendy neighborhood to see the homes, restaurants, and businesses along the way, finally making our way back to the riverfront, enjoying the scenery, fresh air and of course, the friendly neighbors. We end our French Quarter running tour at the historic French Market, where you can shop, eat, and have some libations. Come see us in New Orleans, y’all!