May 06, 2019 New Orleans in 3 days
There is a city that hijacks your senses as you eat your way through it. It is a city of sound; laughter, saxophones, jazz horns. It calls to the artists and musicians, the macabre and supernatural. Welcome to New Orleans
Unexpected adventures abound in this area. With a wealth of scenic and cultural interests both within and and just outside the city. Read on for my best tips on what to do when you get there. Also watch our Vlog here to see our week in action!
Start by getting your bearings! There is no better way to do it than a tour! This city is particularly famous for it’s ghost tours. I would HIGHLY recommend the French Quartour Kids “Spooky Tour.” It is HONESTLY the best kids tour I’ve ever done. The tour guides are all teachers so they know how to interact and speak with children.
After the tour get yourself some food – beignets are a must- and shop in the many boutiques! There is an incredible wood/toy shop called the Idea Factory that I’d highly recommend seeing.
Duration: 1.5 hours
Discover the beauty of the bayou! All ages enjoy will enjoy going on a boat tour to view the native wildlife like alligators, ancient Cypress trees, birds, and turtles. Cajun Encounters Tour Company specializes in swamp tours with several tour options from groups to private boats and hotel pick up. We booked a private boat and it was magical. Our captain was a wealth of knowledge on the history and flora/fauna around us. This was the biggest highlight on our trip.
Adults $56.75 l Children under 12 $36.75
Adults $29.75 l Children under 12 $19.75
Duration: Boat Tour 2 – 3 hours. 1 hour drive to and from the city of New Orleans
Depending on the age of your children I would recommend a plantation tour. You can see and hear about the fascinating history and the resilient spirit of so many people. These plantations are a memorial to those who where enslaved in the old South. There are several plantationsso click here to find a tour that interests you.
If your kids are to young for a plantation tour I’d recommend the New Orleans Museum of Art. With works by Picasso, Renoir, Matisse, Monet, and Georgia O’Keefe, NOMA has a great collection of fine art. Kids will love story time, child-focused art workshops, and art classes.
NOLA can be for families so plan a trip but I would highly recommend not going in July or August! LOL!