Things to Do in New Orleans with Children

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Things to Do in New Orleans with Kids

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  • Lisa G
    Wallkill, NY18 contributions
    Breathtaking! We must have walked around for hours. It was a beautiful day, the breeze off the Mighty Mississippi was so refreshing. Don’t miss it!
    Written 26 March 2023
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  • Tansy2015
    Brighton, MI333 contributions
    Took the green trolley through the garden district. It took about two hours there and back. $3 pp. worth the trip as you get to see the homes and not worry about the drivers
    Written 21 March 2023
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  • Lisa G
    Wallkill, NY18 contributions
    The best way to travel. The drivers are so nice and knowledgeable, if we weren’t walking we were using the streetcars!
    Written 26 March 2023
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  • dustythoughts
    Manchester, CT1,809 contributions
    This gorgeous cathedral is in the central hub of New Orleans, right by Jackson Square, and is worth a visit for the breathtaking architecture alone. However, it's also an active place of worship and is a serene place to pause and reflect despite the constant stream of people. I loved the contradictions between a bustling, social city like New Orleans and the peaceful atmosphere within the cathedral. We were sincerely welcomed when we stepped inside and were allowed to stay for as long as we wanted. We paused to inhale a few moments of calm.
    Written 22 March 2023
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  • Tansy2015
    Brighton, MI333 contributions
    It’s the end of the line for the red trolley, so take it to the end and when you get off, you are at the city park, café, Dumond, art museum, and sculpture park. You can spend the whole day here, plan for several hours!
    Written 21 March 2023
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  • jtcancun
    Warren, MI15 contributions
    A must!! Free shuttle from Marriott on canal street. Can get discount through groupon. I personally would not walk there. You would be muddling your way through a freight yard train yard, etc..
    Written 12 March 2023
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  • Donna A
    6 contributions
    This is a beautifully laid out garden with sculptures of varied types and styles. It is also next to the botanical gardens which makes for a lovely excursion.
    Written 19 March 2023
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  • ModdyinVermont
    New Orleans, LA236 contributions
    Make sure to spend lots of time in the Audobon Zoo. Lovely animals, and they all ast for you! There is a white alligator, and a trolly if you get tired of walking. Take the boat from the Aquarium dock, then ride back on the St Charles Streetcar.
    Written 24 February 2023
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  • Florent R
    Boston, MA4 contributions
    Great zoo with lots of species.
    Pleasant for families.
    Picnic tables available.
    Large free parking available.
    Written 28 February 2023
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  • James F
    Chillicothe4 contributions
    Free to go to. Was able to see an alligator and cotton mouth in their own environment. Beautiful scenery.
    Written 4 March 2023
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  • Tansy2015
    Brighton, MI333 contributions
    Our first stop was to visit a visitor center to get maps of the city. The gal there said it was the cheapest place to park-$5 dollars per day so we parked our car there as well. It is a good location for a walk around the quarter and 5 or so blocks down you can catch all of the trolleys.
    Written 18 March 2023
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  • mrspantera
    alanas21 contributions
    Walking distance from my hotel. Easy entrance and exit. Great seats. Lots of cocktail stands. Good sound. Good announcers. Fun pregame
    Written 8 February 2023
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  • AMovingMillennial
    43 contributions
    We came to see the Mermaids when they had presented them. The facility is definitely a treat for the eyes. I think the rate is high though for what you get. Without the mermaids, the usual interactive exhibit is the stingray pool. It's all scenic, makes for good pictures. Entry gave 5 minutes to see the mermaids in the water, another charge to take a photo with one. It's appearance is nice, immersive. Nothing to do outside like others I've been to, but it is a place to check off when visiting New Orleans. It's just the rate for admission that I think is high, spend all day there, get your monies worth. I think the rate for kids and seniors SHOULD be $15, adults $25. That's comparable to what you get, since you're doing all the work of walking. They have a neat treehouse you can stand in, overlook the rainforest type foliage and guests walking under. I heard they closed since our visit and are undergoing renovations and will reopen in the summer of 2023. I hope the rate doesn't increase because then it might be fitting if they add to it.
    Written 15 December 2022
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  • Randy F
    Pinckney, MI920 contributions
    We flew in from Michigan to see John Mellencamp last night. He was fantastic as usual. We loved the theater, beautiful. Sound was excellent. Seeing shows in classic theaters is so much more enjoyable than the new places.
    Written 25 February 2023
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  • CES122
    Canton, MS956 contributions
    Old part of NOLA. Long street with pay to park is a must. Walk one hour and walk one hour back. Locals go here. Unique shops.
    Written 24 December 2022
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