Embark on a globe-trotting culinary adventure, visit the landing site of a famous explorer, and explore a fascinating historic area. Located less than 15 miles west of downtown New Orleans, Kenner is a must-visit destination where you can experience Louisiana culture, admire art, and even try your luck at a casino. Make the most out of your next visit with these exciting things you can do in Kenner.
historic Rivertown in Kenner for relaxing day of history, space travel, art, and theater. Stop at La Salle’s Landing for a look at the cypress cross French explorer Robert de La Salle erected when he landed here in 1682 and proclaimed this land to belong to King Louis XIV. Kenner’s Heritage Park is full of replicated buildings of yesteryear like a 1930’s-era gas station, an icehouse, and a blacksmith shop.Grab a bike or tie on a pair comfortable walking shoes and head to
Plan to be in town during a performance at the Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts for a night of entertainment, or learn about our universe at a mesmerizing and immersive film screening at the Kenner Planetarium & MegaDome Cinema.
While you’re in historic Rivertown, be sure to check the Rivertown Arts Council’s schedule, as they often host artist talks and other events.
Play outside at the Coconut Beach Sand Sports Complex, one of the top attractions in Kenner, where you can play sand dodgeball, sand soccer, and sand volleyball in the New Orleans area. Here, it’s blue skies, patios, fields of sand, and endless fun. Sign up for a sand volleyball tournament, a soccer match, or a game of dodgeball in the sand. Restore the calories burned on the court at the Coconut Beach Bar & Grill, where they serve mouthwatering options like beignet fries, fried shrimp tacos, burgers, tenders, and wraps, alongside beer, wine, and beach cocktails. With so much fun in the sun, who needs to go to the beach?
It’s no secret the New Orleans area is known for its fabulous cuisine, so eating should be at the top of your list of things to do.
The restaurants in Kenner are very diverse in ethnic origin, providing a high concentration of a wide variety of offerings.
From Cajun and Indian to Brazilian and French, the local menu spans the globe.
Savor hand-rolled sushi and sashimi at Cherry Blossom, Gendusa’s Italian Market’s veal parmesan and crab-meat cannelloni, and such savory dishes as chicken tikka and a tantalizing range of curries at NOLA Desi Kitchen.
Of course, there are many other eateries that serve up local Cajun favorites, so make sure to come hungry.
There’s nothing in the New Orleans area quite like the Treasure Chest Casino. Located on an old-fashioned riverboat, the casino combines Antebellum-era nostalgia with a full selection of ways to (try to) win big. Play the day away at the blackjack, craps, poker, and roulette tables and the slot machines. Then get your fill of Cajun cuisine at the on-site Vista Buffet or the Café Pontchartrain. The casino even hosts live music on the stage in the Caribbean Showroom, providing even more of a reason to stick around.