10 Replies Latest reply: Jun 26, 2016 10:18 PM by psudad RSS

Family Vacation in New Orleans

texasbandmom Silver
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What are the best family (teens) things to do in New Orleans?

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New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Residence Inn By Marriott Residence Inn New Orleans Downtown
  • Re: Family Vacation in New Orleans
    psudad Alumni Steward Gold 3 Reviews
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    Looking forward to these answers.  I remember being a 15 year old, walking down Bourbon Street with my parents.  It was quite the eye opener.

     

    There are nice carriage tours of the French Quarter.

    There are river boat cruises which will take you up river to plantations.

    You can take the St Charles trolley out to Audubon Park and Zoo.

    There is an Aquarium on the river front, just outside the quarter.

    Cemetery tours in New Orleans are exceptional, as the cemeteries and their practices are very different than the rest of the country.

    Coffee and beignets at Café du Monde.

    Walk the French Market

    Muffaletttas at Central Grocery, near the French Market.

    Oysters at Acme Oyster House, maybe a tray of crawfish and an oyster or shrimp po-boy.

    Bon Ton Café, just outside the quarter, in the business district is a great place for classic New Orleans cuisine.

    Pascale's Manale off St Charles on Napoleon invented New Orleans style barbeque shrimp.  That and their crusty bread makes for an awesome meal.

    Tujaque's, near the French Market is the oldest spot in the quarter and a great place for lunch.  Excellent gumbo!

    Court of Two Sisters is a great place for a jazz brunch - incredible buffet.

     

    I will say, New Orleans is much better suited for adults than children.  Would suggest you stay off Bourbon.  Otherwise, have a great time.

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    • Re: Family Vacation in New Orleans
      razorbackfan Alumni Steward Platinum 23 Reviews
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      psudad  You did a great job with your list of suggestions for a family with teens. For another great meal, you can try Parkway Bakery and Tavern.  It recently won the best shrimp poboy in Louisiana contest and I fully agree.

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    • Re: Family Vacation in New Orleans
      texasbandmom Silver
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      THank you so much for for the suggestions.  These are all great ideas.  I think my kids would, really enjoy the cemetery (or a ghost) tour.  Do you have a suggestion for a good one?  We have been on one that was very history focused and would love to fisn one like that.

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    • Re: Family Vacation in New Orleans
      clebert Platinum 21 Reviews
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      I agree with psudad 100%.  My first trip to NOLA was as kid, and I survived.  But we didn't go out carousing around after dark, either

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  • Re: Family Vacation in New Orleans
    rewired&happy Platinum
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    No visit to New Orleans is complete without a visit to Cafe Du Monde! It's a great place to hang out to have great puffed doughnuts and coffee.

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  • Re: Family Vacation in New Orleans
    benbuck6 Silver
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    It really depends on what you and your kids are into.

    Café Du Monde and Beignets

    Riverwalk -  Shopping

    Jax Brewery - Shopping

    Aquarium

    The Zoo

    A really nice WWII museum

    Entergy Giant Screen Theatre

    Holocaust Memorial

    Escape My Room

    WWII Musuem

    Ghost City Tours

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    • Re: Family Vacation in New Orleans
      texasbandmom Silver
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      Thank you so much.  I really appreciate the suggestions. 

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  • Re: Family Vacation in New Orleans
    seatexan Platinum
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    How long will you all be staying?

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    • Re: Family Vacation in New Orleans
      texasbandmom Silver
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      Only for about 3 days.  We went when our kids were smaller, but now that they are older, I'm thinking we should do some different things.  I'm thinking they would enjoy the cemetary tours.  Would welcome suggestions. I have older teens.

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