Has your family always wanted to see the sights in Louisiana's most famous city? It's time to plan a family trip to New Orleans! Simply choose which kid-friendly hotel in New Orleans you want to stay in, then set out to peruse quaint shops on Bourbon Street, take a carriage ride through the French Quarter and indulge in delicious cajun food!
New Orleans has many hotels with kid-friendly amenities. Outdoor pools are commonplace, as the local climate allows for swimming almost year-round. Many hotels have video games in the room, roll-away beds, on-site restaurants and more -- features that help make family trips to New Orleans more comfortable. Parents looking to enjoy the nightlife should look into hotel babysitters who entertain the kids while the adults head out for a little grownup fun.
Location is key for your Big Easy family vacation. If you plan on driving, or renting a car in the city, you may want to consider staying outside of the French Quarter and driving into this touristic center during the day. Many of the top places to visit in New Orleans are in and around the French Quarter, so families looking to save money on gas and parking might choose to stay downtown, or in the actual Quarter, where attractions are within walking distance.
When you organize a trip to New Orleans, you'll want to take the time to really explore Cajun history. With so many places to go in New Orleans, try activities like riding a street car, taking the Canal Street Ferry, going to a hoedown at Michaul's Live Cajun Music Restaurant or visiting one of "N'awlin's" famous above-ground cemeteries. Some additional top places to go are the swamps and bayous, just a day-trip away.
No family trip to New Orleans would be complete without taking advantage of the city's high quality museums and aquariums. The Audubon Aquarium of the Americans is a top family attraction that gives an in-depth view of four types of water systems. Stop by Preservation Hall to see a kid-friendly jazz show, or visit LaLaurie Mansion to hear spooky ghost stories from New Orleans' history.
You can count on a variety of quick, yet tasty places to eat in New Orleans. Johnny's Po Boys makes its business selling the famous local sandwich. Kids who aren't fans of traditional seafood flavors like shrimp or oysters, will find a variety of deli meats here. For dessert, be sure to check out one of the city's famous praline shops. The best shops make the sweet, crumbly, brown sugar candy right in front of you!
Kids of all tastes will enjoy beignets -- a fried dough treat topped with powdered sugar, which can be stuffed with delectable fillings. Cafe du Monde is one of the best places in town to try beignets. Children with more mature pallets will enjoy the novelty, and excellent taste of fresh oysters at the Acme Oyster House. New Orleans has a wide variety of top-notch seafood and Cajun places to choose from.
You can use Minitime's trip planner to add destinations, kid-friendly attractions and hotels to your family trip to New Orleans. Simply book your hotel, and get your family to The Big Easy to start enjoying your historical, fun, family trip to New Orleans.