20 Easy Getaways from New Orleans: Best Quick Trips

Hattiesburg, Mississippi 133 miles

Just over an hour from New Orleans, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, is the perfect family getaway for a quick road trip. Bring the bikes, bike, walk, or jog on the Longleaf Trace if you love outdoor activities.

Where to go after New Orleans?

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New Orleans is a great city to visit, but if you are looking for additional Louisiana vacation spots to tag onto a New Orleans trip, add a few of these towns to your itinerary: Abita Springs, Lake Charles, and Lafayette.

Lafayette, Louisiana 125 Miles

Lafayette is an excellent getaway for anyone living in or visiting New Orleans.  It is the heart of Cajun Country town for Cajun and Creole Cuisine, Cajun Music, and exciting History.

New Iberia, Louisiana 133 Miles

One of the more famous landmarks in New Iberia is the Avery Island and Tabasco Factory – the birthplace of Tabasco hot sauce.

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Hammond, Louisiana 58 miles

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Hammond is just a short ride through the Maurepas Swamp, and there are many things to do in this area. Wildlife is super popular in this part of Louisiana, and you can spend the day finding Alligators at Kliberts Turtle and Alligator Tours or experience a safari-like adventure at Global Wildlife Center.

Orange Beach, Alabama 199 miles

This Beach town is the best way to spend a long weekend enjoying the beach and sightseeing. Enjoy family friend activities like hiking, biking, and birdwatching in the Gulf State Park

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