Things to Do with the Kids in New Orleans

New Orleans is an excellent, affordable destination for family travel.

It might be known as a romantic getaway and party city to many, but there are several great attractions in the Big Easy that are catered to your little ones. Whether the family heads to the French Quarter or hops on a classic streetcar, there are many things to see and do in this one-of-a-kind city. After booking your travel, it is recommended to purchase a travel insurance package to protect your travel investment and the family before you head south.

The "Cities of the Dead"
Do your kids love scary movies or ghost stories? Look no further than New Orleans' beautiful above-ground cemeteries. Although this is no doubt an offbeat attraction, tourists line up in droves to see these centuries-old, lavish vaults. Your kids will be fascinated by these intricately-planned structures – but you might want to go during the day – these cemeteries can get quite spooky at night. New Orleans is known as one of the most haunted cities in the U.S., so if you are bringing along older kids or teenagers, there are several ghost-themed or haunted tours you can check out if you really want to send shivers down your spine.

The Audubon Zoo
Thanks to the warm Delta climate in New Orleans, a diverse array of animals can live comfortably. Located in the historic Garden District, the Audubon Zoo is a must for families. Kids can hop aboard the Swamp Train and check out the very rare white alligators, white Bengal tigers, Komodo dragons, sea lions and several hundreds more creatures within the zoo. There is even a Safari Simulator ride where kids can pretend that they are going on a real-life expedition.

New Orleans Streetcars
Since 1835, the New Orleans streetcars have been transporting people all over the city and have become a classic landmark. Kids will love experiencing the sights and sounds while riding, it's a great way to cool off from the Louisiana sun – and at $1.25 a ticket, there's no cheaper way to get around the city unless you are using your own two feet.

Cafe du Monde
There's a chance your kids love sweets, and in the heart of the French Quarter they can get a true New Orleans-style treat at Cafe du Monde. There's excellent chicory coffee poured for the adults, while your little ones can feast on the cafe's world-famous beignets, which are delicious flaky doughnuts coated with decadent powdered sugar. While you're here, be sure to let your kids try some dishes they might not get to experience anywhere else, such as etouffee, gumbo or jambalaya.

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