New Orleans is not a city that is renowned for extreme activities. It is popular for jazz music, gumbo, creole and a relaxing atmosphere. You would not find many extreme activities in New Orleans but we did manage to find something that you will surely appreciate.
Explore Manchac Swamp
What many do not know is that around 40% of the US wetland is present in New Orleans. This automatically means that there are so many animals that you can see, including many alligators. A boat tour in Manchac Swamp is definitely a good idea for the adventure seeker. You can end up seeing reptiles that are 19 feet long and you can get really close to them. Besides the gators, you can see shakes, giant bull frogs and various other native animals. Because of the fact that there are many boats that visit daily, the animals will not be afraid and can be quite friendly.
This is definitely great for thrill seekers. You would start the adventure by travelling for 20 minutes to the south and start your deep delta bow fishing adventure, going to surface during the night, exploring alligator infested areas. All you will have access to is a bow and arrow. Then, you hunt fish in the dark, sometimes even catching one that is 40 pounds.
Dining On Pig Tails
This is a 100% authentic New Orleans experience that will remain in your mind for a long time. There are various restaurants that currently serve traditional Creole soul food and Two Sisters Kitchen is definitely the one that you have to put on the list. You will be able to taste pig tails, boiled pigs feet, corn bread and a lot more. Creole cuisine is definitely interesting and different and you want to be able to taste it.
New Orleans Urban Dare
Are you the kind that loves trivia tours? If so, Urban Dare will offer you the possibility to be a part of a team that competes with others in a five mile radio, solving clues, taking on various physical challenges and reaching checkpoints until the finish line. This is something that you will want to have your camera for since there are various stops and challenges that you will have to go through. What is interesting is that when you manage to finish the clues first, you end up a part of the Super Dare Cruise, which will take you hunting through a similar experience but in the Bahamas.