Memorial Day 2008

For most of us, Memorial Day signals the official kickoff to summer. Here are some of our suggestions for getting outdoors and enjoying the holiday with friends and family.

Updated: April 26, 2001

Escape From the City

Escape in the City

Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge

1010 Gause Blvd, Slidell, LA 70458

A beautiful natural refuge spread out over 23,000 acres.

City Park

1 Palm Dr, New Orleans, LA 70124

New Orleans' largest park space has something for everyone, including art lovers and small fry.

Lafreniere Park

3000 Downs Blvd, Metairie, LA 70003

Lush greenery, wildlife and recreational activities in the heart of suburbia.

Day to Remember

National World War Ii Museum

945 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

There's no better place to honor the "Greatest Generation" than at this tribute to the forces that stormed Normandy.

Chalmette Battlefield

8606 W St Bernard Hwy, Chalmette, LA 70043

Fateful site of the Battle of New Orleans.