Bennett & Clara enjoy a family trip to New Orleans!
Photography by Relics of Rainbows Photo
Named the #1 place to visit in 2018 by The New York Times, New Orleans is a destination unlike any other. While known for being a “party city,” the Crescent City has much more to offer than just Mardi Gras and late-night entertainment. From outdoor adventures to museums, fun tours and family entertainment centers, New Orleans is booming with fun activities for the whole family. Below is a guide to a family fun trip. Happy to provide additional information, family-friendly places to dine and/or images.
Enjoy a day filled with fun for both grown-ups and kids at Fulton Alley, a charming and luxurious entertainment destination located on the pedestrian corridor in downtown New Orleans. From boutique bowling (up to 12 bowling lanes) and game parlor with bocce ball, table shuffleboard, and darts to the prohibition cocktail lounge and eclectic Southern-American fare, there is something for everyone in the family at Fulton Alley. www.fultonalley.com
Located in historic Uptown New Orleans Audubon Zoo is ranked as one of the top zoos in the U.S. Offering an exotic mix of animals from around the globe, engaging educational programs, hands-on animal encounters and lush gardens, this destination is perfect for families looking for an educational adventure in the Crescent City. audubonnatureinstitute.org/zoo
Louisiana Children’s Museum
Since opening its doors in 1986, the Louisiana Children’s Museum has been one of the city’s premier attractions for children. This interactive museum welcomes 147,000 visitors per year, engaging children, families, caregivers, and school groups with over 100 exhibits. Whether they are learning what bones they use to ride a bike or loading up a cargo ship in the Little Port of New Orleans exhibit, children take an active role in their own learning. lcm.org
The 1300-acre City Park is one of the oldest urban parks in the country, and a true oasis. Just a 45-minute Streetcar ride or 25-minute drive away, City Park is home to Storyland – a storybook-themed playground, a lake for paddle boat rentals, a sculpture garden, the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, a Botanical Garden, biking paths, and much more! neworleanscitypark.com
National World War II Museum
Ranked by TripAdvisor as the #1 Attraction in New Orleans, named by USA Today as the #1 Best Place to Learn U.S. Military History, and designated by Congress as America’s official museum about World War II, The National WWII Museum features a rich collection of artifacts that bring history to life. Great for teens and adults eager to learn about history, this museum offers a multi-sensory cinematic feature produced and narrated by Tom Hanks playing at the 4D Solomon Victory Theater.nationalww2museum.org