While conducting research for a client custom-experience we were reminded that New Orleans’ own Audubon Park was designed by none other than the architect who designed Central Park in New York. Named in honor of artist and naturalist John James Audubon who began living in New Orleans in 1821, Audubon Park opened in 1898 and was the site of the World Cotton Centennial in 1884. Today, residents and tourists alike enjoy walking and cycling around its well-groomed 1.8 mile path while children play in the playgrounds or marvel at the bird sanctuary lagoons filled year-round with wildlife. And like its big-sister in the north, guests can also golf on a championship course, or enjoy the zoo alongside the vast Mississippi River. It’s no wonder there’s such a lasting love-affair between our friends from the Big Apple and us in the Big Easy.