Although New Orleans is known for its vibrant nightlife, New Orleans is a great place for a family trip! Enjoy the melting pot of French, African and American cultures and the amazing food. Families can see historical landmarks and did we mention the good food? Here are some places to check out during your next trip to New Orleans!
New Orleans Historic Train Garden
Located inside City Park’s Botanical Gardens, the Historic Train Garden has replicas of streetcars and trains found all around New Orleans. The track is over 1,300 feet winding around the park. Along the track is the history of transportation in New Orleans. This historic miniature replica will bring education and fun all in one place. While the Train Garden is open during Botanical Garden hours, the trains only run on the weekends.
Big Easy Bayou Kayak Tour
Love being in the water? Then this tour is for you! This two hour guided tour on the Bayou will give you a whole new view of New Orleans. This tour is great for first time kayakers and experienced ones. You might even see some wildlife on your water journey!
The French Quarter is one of the most iconic places to visit in New Orleans. The French Quarter offers a kids tour from the ages of 4-18 to learn about the history of it. The whole family will learn about local history, the music of New Orleans and even ghost stories of the French Quarter. There’s multiple tours to choose from and each tour is taught by a New Orleans school teacher. Book your tour today!
What’s a trip to New Orleans without some jazz? Preservation Hall has jazz shows nightly starting as early as 6 p.m. Listen to the New Orleans jazz melodies from yesterday and today. This all age jazz hall is one every member of the family can enjoy. Make sure to get there early, seating is first come, first serve!