The Fly is a popular spot for river viewing, picnics, Frisbee tossing, or just plain lazing about. Joggers trot by, families push strollers or release their toddlers, and on a sunny day (that's not sweltering) it's hard to beat coming here to let the 'Easy' soak in.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby New Orleans attractions

1. Audubon Zoo

0.25 MILES

This wonderful zoo contains African, Asian and South American landscapes and fauna, as well as the ultra-cool Louisiana Swamp exhibit, full of alligators,…

2. Audubon Park

0.56 MILES

This lovely spot, riverside of St Charles Ave, is home to Audubon Zoo. A 1.8-mile multi-use paved trail loops around the central golf course, unfurling…

3. Amistad Research Center


Part of Tulane University, the Amistad Research Center is one of the nation’s largest repositories of African American history. The Amistad is not a…

4. Loyola University

1.33 MILES

A private university with more than 4700 students, opened as a Jesuit college in 1904. It's one of America's more scenic campuses, with live oaks,…

5. Tulane University

1.37 MILES

The campus of Tulane, a premier Southern university, is an attractive tableau of live oaks, red-brick buildings and green quads spread across 110 acres…

6. Southeastern Architectural Archive

1.49 MILES

Stop by for changing exhibits that highlight different aspects of architecture in the Gulf South, which stretches from Louisiana east to the Florida Keys.

7. Hogan Jazz Archive


Jazz heads, and really anyone interested in New Orleans music, should pop into the Hogan Jazz Archive. Although most of its great wealth of material is…

8. Milton H Latter Memorial Library


Poised elegantly above shady stands of palms, the Latter Memorial Library was once a private mansion. The Isaac family – who owned the building from 1907…