We know that families visiting New Orleans often do not have a lot of options. Bourbon Street and all of the adult fun that goes along with it pretty much precludes families from being able to enjoy everything the city has to offer. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have find adventurous things to do in New Orleans for families.
Mardi Gras World might sound like it has more to do with typical New Orleans revelry than you’d like, but in reality it’s a wholesome experience. Mardi Gras floats as far as the eye can see inside warehouses, so it’s good to visit during rain or shine. Don’t miss out on the dress-up costume trunks! They’re a hit with the kids.
What could be more exciting that zooming around the swamps outside New Orleans interacting with alligators and other swamp creatures? Not much if you ask us. Riding on an airboat is not an opportunity you’ll get in many other circumstances. Take advantage of the opportunity while you have it!
The Steamboat Natchez moseys along the Mississippi River. Although it might not sound as “adventurous” as an airboat ride, it is still something you won’t get an opportunity to do in many other cities. This is a slightly more expensive option, but it offers views of New Orleans that are incredibly unique.
City Park is a great destination for visitors to New Orleans who are looking for family friendly activities. But Storyland in City Park is an especially unique attraction. It offers more than 25 larger-than-life sculptures modeled after various storybook characters. The playground even gives kids the opportunity to play on Captain Hook’s pirate ship, the Whale from Pinocchio, and a dragon slide!
Anyone who has ever been to a children’s museum can vouch for how fun they are for all ages. Louisiana’s version has 30,000 square feet of fun and more than 100 hands-on exhibits. You certainly won’t be bored, we can promise you that!
The Audubon Zoo is underrated, by both locals and tourists. It is consistently ranked as one of the top zoos in the country and has more than 1,300 creatures in its confines, ranging from komodo dragons to giraffes. And don’t forget to take the young ones on the Swamp Train!
That’s just six ideas. If you’d like more, please do not hesitate to call us and ask. If you book a tour with us, we’ll give you tour ideas above and beyond this.