One of the most overlooked—but gorgeous—parks in the city with its famously alluring Art Deco sign lighting the entrance, Armstrong Park is just a stroll away from the heart of the French Quarter action and is one of the most easily accessible reprieves from the fray. Named for New Orleans native son Louis Armstrong, the 32-acre green space is home to Congo Square, weekly jazz events and the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, which hosts performances that run the gamut from Russian ballet to comedians like Nick Offerman.
Know Before You Go: The park officially closes at dusk, and you should definitely not try to sneak in after dark. Stay safe, will ya?
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