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Family friendly travelling in New Orleans

New Orleans is the archetypal American melting pot. Spanish, French, American, and Creole come together to make New Orleans one of the most unique and culturally diverse cities in the USA. A city steeped in history, music and culture, New Orleans has no shortage of family-friendly activities, ranging from wholesome outdoor fun to educational historical outings. With accommodation, dining, and entertainment options suitable for all ages and interests, you’ll be guaranteed a fun family vacation in New Orleans.

Things to see in New Orleans

The list of family activities in New Orleans is endless. The Abudon Zoo enjoys the reputation of being the best zoo in the USA, and is a perfect choice for family fun in New Orleans. Children can wonder at the exotic animals and stroll through a swamp right in the middle of uptown New Orleans. Another ideal choice for families is the City Park, which has a wide range of fun activities for kids and parents. Make sure to visit the antique carousel, one of only about 100 antique wooden carousels left in the USA. The Audubon Aquarium of the Americas showcases the four major sea-life habitats of the continent: the Amazon, the Caribbean, the Mississippi River, and the Gulf Coast. Enter the Caribbean Reef through a clear, Plexiglas tunnel, with jumbo stingrays and fearsome sharks swimming overhead and all around: the most thrilling family activity in New Orleans!

Family-friendly hotels in New Orleans

The Big Easy is filled with delightful bed and breakfasts and guesthouses, an ideal choice for family accommodation in New Orleans. Many restored antebellum townhouses have been converted into wonderful hotels and guesthouses, retaining traditional architectural features and stunning gardens. Choose a child-friendly guesthouse in New Orleans with a pool or garden for the little ones to play in. Families can also choose from a host of large, big-name hotels, which come with all the usual kid-friendly amenities including pool, spa, and play area. There are plenty of options for family hotels in New Orleans with the famed southern hospitality thrown in at no extra charge!

Where to stay in New Orleans

The French Quarter and the Garden District are the liveliest areas in New Orleans, with endless accommodation, dining and entertainment options for all the family. Both neighborhoods are full of entertainment and surprises and are the best areas to find family restaurants in New Orleans. The impressive Garden District is a delight to explore, brimming with picturesque homes, enchanting gardens and some exquisite parks for the children. Downtown is more laid-back than the older, more central areas but is quieter at night-time and has lots of choice for family-friendly hotels in New Orleans.

How to get to New Orleans

Louis Armstrong International Airport is New Orleans’s main airport, located in the suburb of Kenner. It serves 37 destinations throughout North America along with international flights. A taxi to the French Quarter is about USD$30-35, while a bus service is also available. The primary road into and out of the city is Interstate 10, which travels east to west. To get around within the city, buses and the iconic New Orleans streetcars are great options. Walking and cycling are ideal ways to spend some quality time with the family while getting around the central districts—bike tours are a very popular family activity in New Orleans.

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