Fun In New Orleans With Kids #OneTimeInNOLA

Most people hear New Orleans and think Mardi Gras and all the debauchery that goes along with it.  However, the city is full of history, culture, fantastic food and entertainment so don’t hesitate to visit New Orleans with kids.  The downtown is fun to see on foot, and the kids will love riding the streetcars.

New Orleans is a city influenced by French, Spanish and African American cultures and cuisines, and the rich history of the area makes it a place where you can’t help but learn as you play.

New Orleans jazz with kids

Here are a few favorite family friendly activities in the Big Easy:

Things to do in New Orleans with kids.

Wander around and enjoy the street performers and get beignets at nearby Cafe du Monde.

New Orleans with kids steamboat


Seasonal Family Friendly Events in New Orleans With Kids:

Mardi Gras with Kids – yeah, I know I said debauchery before, but these days the parades have outgrown the French Quarter and you can watch in the Garden District.

Visiting in May?  Take your kids to Jazz Fest!  Single day children’s tickets are available for purchase at the Jazz Fest gates for $5 for children ages 2 to 10.  You’re allowed to bring water and snacks into the fairgrounds, so you don’t have to strong arm your kids into trying alligator pie.

Halloween in a city known for ghosts and vampires?  Yes!

The city is full of history, culture, fantastic food and entertainment so don't hesitate to visit New Orleans with kids. #OneTimeInNOLA #NewOrleans #USA

Fun In New Orleans With Kids #OneTimeInNOLA

13 thoughts on “Fun In New Orleans With Kids #OneTimeInNOLA”

  1. One of the colorful place to visit, the culture, people and food! I hope we can travel again after this pandemic.

  2. I fell in love with New Orleans and the French Quarters after watching The Original. Just like Jen, I would love to go to NOLA one day. The architecture, the history, the food… all of it.

  3. I went to New Orleans for a conference, so my kids did not go with me. I think they would have loved to do the things on your list!

  4. Love Nola!! Reading this makes me yearn to go back. I loved the food and the architecture. There is so much to do in the city. Great kid-friendly options highlighted here.

  5. I have never been to New Orleans and I think this is one of the best place for me to visit. I like hearing or knowing other places history and aside from that this place is beautiful!

  6. Great comprehensive list of New Orleans and can’t go past the steamboat! The kids would be absolutely thrilled by it 🙂

  7. Thank you for the list. We’ve never been to New Orleans, but it’s one of the those places that we wanted to visit and explore.

  8. I cannot wait to visit New Orleans with my kids. New Orleans has been at the top of my family travel bucket list for a few years!

  9. I’d love to go to NOLA some day. I’ve never been but I’ve heard the architecture is beautiful, and the food is amazing.

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