Top Activities in New Orleans for Kids

Posted by on Jul 8, 2017 in Travel Planning | Comments Off on Top Activities in New Orleans for Kids

New Orleans is one of America’s Cities that has long been a lure for visitors from across the country and the world at large. For sure, those who have travelled here can confirm that this city has something for everyone. What most travelers haven’t realized is that New Orleans is a great destination to bring children as well. Maybe you should get in touch with one of the New Orleans kids and ask them about the unique family adventures in this city. Here are some of the top activities in this city for children.

The Audubon Zoo

Right between St. Charles Avenue and the Mississippi River is a world-class facility where children can have a personal experience with exotic animals. The Audubon Zoo is one of the country’s top rated zoos and features Sea Lions, Rhinos, Monkey Hill, Jaguar Jungle and the World of Primates. Families can also shop for gifts at the Audubon Marketplace. Other attractions here include a petting zoo, a Swamp Train, a themed water park, a rock climbing wall and the Endangered Species Carousel, usually used for birthday celebrations

Louisiana Children’s Museum

Bring your children to this beautiful city and let then have a hands-on experience exploring the different opportunities at the Louisiana Children’s Museum. The museum is the best place for children of all ages. Remember any adult coming here is required to accompany children under 16. It’s recommended to check the museum’s calendar before planning your visit.

The French Quarter

Your trip to New Orleans would be incomplete if you leave before visiting the city’s oldest area. The area features historic buildings and wonderful architecture. Stoll around this area with your family as you enjoy free entertainment. The apartment buildings in this area are some of the oldest in the country.

The Cool Zoo Water Park

The Cool Zoo Water Park features three splash areas. Sounds like a great place to cool off when visiting New Orleans in summer, right? If you have younger kids, there’s a splash area set aside for them. Head to this water park in Audubon Zoo with your whole family and have some fun at the spider monkey soaker, water spouts and the alligator water slide.

The Aquarium of the Americas

Situated right at the foot of Canal Street, the Aquarium of the Americas is one of the country’s top aquariums. In fact, the aquariums ranks among the top five in the country. Here, your kids will get to explore and learn about the different sea creatures in America before heading to the AMAX Theater on the site. There’s the Audubon Museums and Audubon Insectarium just close to this aquarium and visitors can opt to visit all these sites.

River Boat Rides on the Mississippi River

It’s time your family had a memorable experience in a great family vacation destination. You can choose to take a riverboat ride at night or during the day. Riding on this river is like taking a journey back to the nineteenth century. Tourists take a ride on this river to encounter ghosts of riverboat gamblers of the past.

Mardi Gras

This might sound like a new term to you if you haven’t been to New Orleans or you came but only stayed in the French Quarter. Despite the fact that Mardi Gras is known for “crazy partying” activities, there are sections of the parade routes that are family friendly. As a matter of fact, it can be one of your family’s best vacations ever.

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