UNO is close to downtown New Orleans, and with lots of visitor parking on site, arriving by car is a popular option. If traveling by bus, routes 55, 60, 51, and 52 pass by campus. Download the regional transit authority's app to get route information and buy tickets before boarding the bus.
Just a few blocks from the University of New Orleans is the 1,300-acre city park, the city's largest green space. Stroll through the subtropical plants in the botanic gardens, hire a bike, get out on the lake in a rowboat, visit the Lousiana Children's Museum, or just relax and watch the world pass by. The park is open year round, with special events for Halloween, Christmas, and summer vacation.
The Mardi Gras fountains, set close to the lighthouse on the shores of the lake, were extensively damaged by Hurricane Katrina. However, after being refurbished, they're worth seeing after dark when lit up. The stretch of shoreline between the fountains and lighthouse is popular for evening strolls, as it's a great spot to watch the sunset.