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Wolf Pack Wednesday: Explore New Orleans

Subject line: Nice to NOLA 

Sent: September 21, 2022

Each neighborhood in New Orleans has its own special blend of sights, smells, and sounds that bring it to life. No matter how long you’ve lived here, there’s always more to explore. Take a look at our neighborhood guide for an intro to the nearby neighborhoods surrounding Loyola and our city guide for the lowdown on the best destinations to check out around town. From the stunning architecture in the Garden District to the lush greenery Uptown and in Audubon Park—most spots are just a short bike ride or walk away from campus.  

Get to NOLA

If you are interested in exploring the city, Campus Rec’s Get to NOLA program is perfect for you! Once a month, Campus Rec will go on excursions throughout the city and the Gulf Coast area. Hiking trips, ghost tours, and swamp tours are just a few of the activities they have in store! Simply swing by Havoc’s Help Desk and pay a cash deposit to secure your spot! If you are unable to make it to one of the excursions, JamNOLA and Mardi Gras World tickets are available for purchase from Havoc’s Help Desk for $10 each.

Shuttle Services

You don’t need a car to run your errands off-campus. The on-demand shuttle service can take you to nearby locations, like the grocery store or pharmacy, so you can keep up with your to-do list. Some popular destinations include Rouses Market, Whole Foods Market, and Walmart. We offer the on-demand shuttle from Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Call 504-865-3100 to request shuttle service within the designated shuttle service area. 

Jazzy Passes 

Student Life and Ministry can also provide Jazzy Passes for use on the city’s RTA bus and streetcar lines. Passes are intended for students in need of transportation, not for recreational purposes. Each pass can be used over one 24-hour period. Follow city guidelines for social distancing and masking on public transit. If you would like to request a Jazzy Pass, please fill out this form. Learn more about transportation options.

Be in the NOLA 

There’s no shortage of inspiration in New Orleans. Take a look at a few of our favorite New Orleans Instagram accounts for more ways to explore the city. 

@GoNOLA504 – A guide to food, drink, and fun in New Orleans.

@davidnola – Beautiful photos of the serene and spectacular details of our city.

@twomacks – Artistic shots that capture the spirit of New Orleans and beyond.

@visitneworleans – The ultimate guide to everything to do and see in NOLA.

@nolamaven – A glimpse of the culture that makes New Orleans shine (from a Loyola alumna).

@VeryLocalNOLA – A colorful look at what it’s really like to call New Orleans home. 

And don’t forget to follow us at @loyola_nola for the latest from the Wolf Pack!

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