Take a Bicycle Tour During a New Orleans Staycation

A man riding a bicycle past the historic buildings of New Orleans' French Quarter neighborhood near the Hotel Mazarin.

EXPERIENCE THE EXCITEMENT OF A STAYCATION IN NEW ORLEANS WITH AN ENVIGORATING BICYCLE TOUR

New Orleans is perfect for a staycation, and one of the best ways to explore the city is with a bicycle tour. The French Quarter, Faubourg Marigny, and Mid-City neighborhoods are bicycle-friendly. Cyclists can ride through the narrow streets of New Orleans, admiring the architecture of the beautiful buildings, and learn about the city’s history from knowledgeable guides.

Preparing for a Bicycle Tour

Bicycle tours can be the perfect way to experience New Orleans while on a staycation. However, rides last a couple of hours and cover up to five miles; the city can become humid, so maintaining proper hydration is essential for every cyclist. It’s also necessary to wear comfortable clothing and shoes and dress accordingly for the weather.

Rent or Bring a Bike

People on a staycation may bring their own bike, but there are excellent bike rental shops in the city, including FreeWheelin’ Bike Tours and Rentals, Flambeaux Bicycle Tours and Bike Rentals, and Buzz Nola Bike Tours and Rentals. Various bike styles are available, from cruisers to electrics, including helmets and locks.

Picking the Perfect Route

New Orleans’ Lafitte Greenway is a popular choice. The 2.6-mile bike path connects the French Quarter to Mid-City, allowing cyclists to pass through several parks and green spaces. Cyclists can start at either end of the Greenway and ride for as long as they like.

The Mississippi River Trail is another favorite and runs along the levee on the east bank of the Mississippi River. The trail offers stunning views of the river and the New Orleans skyline and is about 20 miles long.

Other excellent options include Woldenberg Park, Audubon Park, City Park, and Lake Shore Drive.

Food and Drinks on a Bike Tour

New Orleans is the go-to staycation place for food and drinks, with fantastic options throughout the city. When planning a bike route, pick out a couple of pit stops and indulge in a po’boy, muffuletta, or a cold craft beer.

Learning about New Orleans’ History

New Orleans’ historic neighborhoods have some of the city’s most beautiful homes, gardens, and landmarks. Cyclists can plan their own route or join a guided tour with a company to learn about the city while on their staycation.

Have a Staycation at Hotel Mazarin

One of the best ways to experience a New Orleans staycation is by staying at a hotel in the middle of it all. Hotel Mazarin idyllically resides in the heart of the French Quarter. Make a reservation at Hotel Mazarin today and rediscover New Orleans.

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ROOMS

The Hotel Mazarin’s rooms and suites offer New Orleans style and comfort in the French Quarter during the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and Mardi Gras Season. All guest rooms include personal amenities like complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen televisions, and deluxe pillow-top mattresses. Crystal chandeliers and porcelain tiles decorate every room, and most come with stunning French Quarter views perfect for the Mardi Gras season.

CORPORATE

The Hotel Mazarin has all the accommodations business travelers need or want during their New Orleans stay in the French Quarter. Situated in the heart of New Orleans, the Hotel Mazarin is a hub for business travelers wishing to experience Mardi Gras or the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. The hotel offers corporate guests peaceful stays just close enough to the excitement of New Orleans’ French Quarter.

WEDDING

The Hotel Mazarin is a New Orleans bride’s dream come true. Our boutique Mardi Gras hotel hosts traditional and intimate New Orleans weddings and ceremonies in the French Quarter with stunning and sophisticated venues for a truly memorable wedding experience. Our treasured wedding venues are the Queen Anne Courtyard, La Louisiane, and Fleur de Lis Suite.

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The Hotel Mazarin has all the accommodations business travelers need or want during their New Orleans stay in the French Quarter. Situated in the heart of New Orleans, the Hotel Mazarin is a hub for business travelers wishing to experience Mardi Gras or the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. The hotel offers corporate guests peaceful stays just close enough to the excitement of New Orleans’ French Quarter.

LIFE AROUND THE HOTEL

  • BLACK PENNY
  • CAFE DU MONDE
  • BOURBON ST.
  • ANTIEAU GALLERY
  • PATRICK’S BAR VIN
  • JUSTINE
  • LAFITTE’S BLACKSMITH SHOP BAR
  • PRESERVATION JAZZ HALL
  • FRENCHMEN ST.