8 days in Gretna & Hot Springs Itinerary

8 days in Gretna & Hot Springs Itinerary

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Gretna
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Hot Springs
— 6 nights
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Gretna — 1 night

Gretna is the second-largest city and parish seat of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, United States.Gretna is on the west bank of the Mississippi River, just east and across the river from uptown New Orleans. On the 9th (Fri), admire the majestic nature at Bayou Segnette State Park, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then get a dose of the wild on Louisiana Swamp Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): admire the striking features of St. Joseph Church and Gardens and then surround yourself with nature on Ultimate Swamp Adventures.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Gretna trip planning tool.

New Orleans to Gretna is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hot Springs.
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Hot Springs — 6 nights

Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Step out of the city life by going to Lake Catherine State Park and Lake Ouachita. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Arkansas Alligator Farm & Petting Zoo and Pinnacle Mountain State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hot Springs: The Arkansas River Trail (in Little Rock), DeGray Lake Resort State Park (in Bismarck) and DeSoto Bluff Trail (in Arkadelphia). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Grand Promenade, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hot Springs Mountain, see what you can catch with Xtreme Strike Guide Service, and get in on the family fun at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hot Springs day trip app.

Drive from Gretna to Hot Springs in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Gretna in July, you will find days in Hot Springs are somewhat warmer (92°F), and nights are little chillier (72°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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