New Orleans is a hotspot for tourism, and never more so than this year during our city’s tricentennial. There’s always plenty to do, but sometimes New Orleanians just want to get away and experience another city. Fortunately, there are a number of great vacation spots within driving distance. Try any of these day trips from New Orleans whenever you feel like a quick getaway.
Abita, LA: 56 minutes, 45.0 miles
For the shortest of our day trips from New Orleans, head to Abita Springs in our very own state. This quaint town is just across Lake Pontchartrain about an hour from New Orleans. Tour the Abita Brewery, walk through the Abita Mystery House, or just enjoy the great outdoors at the various parks and trails.