New Orleans Family Trip



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New Orleans has the reputation of being a wild party city, but it is actually a very family-oriented place full of casual dining options and attractions to delight children and adults alike. Even Mardi Gras can be kid-friendly if you watch the parades from Uptown past Lee Circle instead of downtown. The Audubon Zoo, Aquarium of the Americas, IMAX Theater, Insectarium, and John James Audubon Ferry are all connected, so if you plan on doing more than one of them, check out discounted rates for package deals.

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Day 1 - New Orleans


Start out the day with a stroll down Royal Street and through Jackson Square where everyone can enjoy the musicians, magicians, and other street performers. Across from Jackson Square, in an amphitheatre by the river, a troop of gymnasts perform amazing feats such as jumping over members of the audience and climbing the stairs on their hands! Fiorella’s for lunch has po-boy sandwiches, burgers, and some of the best fried chicken in the city. Next head to the Aquarium of the Americas, and afterwards your family can rest their feet by watching a movie in the IMAX theater. For dinner, try Voodoo BBQ just past Lee Circle.


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Royal Street

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417 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

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tel: 800 672 6124


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Jackson Square

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Decatur Street
New Orleans, LA 70116

Contact:

tel: +1 504 410 2396


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Angeli on Decatur

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1141 Decatur Street
At Gov. Nichols St
New Orleans, LA 70116

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tel: +1 504 566 0077


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Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

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Location:

1 Canal St
At the River
New Orleans, LA 70163

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tel: 800/774-7394


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Entergy IMAX Theatre

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Location:

1 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Contact:

tel: 504 581 4629 / 800 774 7394


Day 2 - New Orleans


From downtown New Orleans, take the John James Audubon ferry up the Mississippi River to Audubon Park where your kids can feed the ducks in the lagoon, play on the playground, or watch the horses at Cascade stables. Nearby, Regenelli’s serves delicious panini sandwiches, pizzas, and salad. After lunch, tour Audubon Zoo, and for dinner get authentic New Orleans food like shrimp, crawfish, and muffulettas at Frankie and Johnny’s. It’s near the zoo but in a residential area, so it is much cheaper and more kid-friendly than restaurants in the French Quarter that serve the same fare.


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John James Audubon

Location:

2 Canal Street
Suite 2500
New Orleans, LA 70130

Contact:

tel: 504 586 8777
fax: +1 504 587 0708


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Audubon Park

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6500 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130-3145


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Reginelli's Pizzeria

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Location:

741 State Street
New Orleans, LA 70118

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tel: +1 504 899 1414
fax: 504 899 7019


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Audubon Zoo

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Location:

6500 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70118

Contact:

tel: 504 581 4629


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Franky & Johnny's

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Location:

321 Arabella Street
At Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70118

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tel: +1 504 899 9146


Day 3 - New Orleans


From downtown New Orleans, take the Canal Streetcar to City Park in Mid-City. Besides climbing on the wide, dipping branches of hundred-year-old live oak trees, your kids can enjoy Storyland and Carousel Gardens amusement park. The free Besthof Sculpture Garden next to the New Orleans Museum of Art is also a great place for a family stroll. For lunch, Liuzza’s cooks up famous Cajun food, and Angelo Broccato’s has to-die-for gelato and canolli. At night, older kids can enjoy a game or two at Rock n Bowl, and Juan’s Flying Burrito in Mid-City is a cheap, delicious place to bring the whole family.


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New Orleans City Park

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Location:

1 Palm Drive
New Orleans, LA 70124

Contact:

tel: 504 482 4888
fax: 504 483 9412


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Liuzza's by the Track

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Location:

1518 North Lopez Street
New Orleans, LA 70119

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tel: 504 943 8667


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Mid City Lanes Rock 'n' Bowl

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4133 S. Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

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tel: 504/482-3133
fax: +1 504 342 3482


Day 4 - New Orleans


Spend the morning at the Insectarium downtown then head to the Warehouse District for lunch at Sun Ray Grill and an afternoon at the Louisiana Children’s Museum. At night, head uptown for ice cream at the Creole Creamery and a movie at the Prytania, the oldest movie theater in New Orleans.


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Audubon Insectarium

Location:

423 Canal St
Custom House
New Orleans, LA 70163

Contact:

tel: 800 774 7394


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Sun Ray Grill

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Location:

1051 Annunciation Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Contact:

tel: 504 566 0021
fax: 504 566 0041


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Louisiana Children's Museum

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Location:

420 Julia St
At Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70130

Contact:

tel: 504/523-1357
fax: 504/529-3666


Day 5 - New Orleans


From downtown New Orleans, take the free ferry across the Mississippi to Historic Old Algiers. Here you can visit Mardi Gras World and watch artists creating floats for the upcoming parades. This fun warehouse is a great place for your kids to explore and provides fantastic photo opportunities. Eat lunch at the Dry Dock Cafe, or head back to the east bank of the river for seafood at Deanie’s Restaurant. In the afternoon, let the kids pick out souvenirs at the French Market, where vendors sell many of the same items as the French Quarter shops for much less.


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Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World

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Location:

1380 Port of New Orleans Place
Next to Convention Center, on the Riverfront
New Orleans, LA 70130

Contact:

tel: 800/362-8213


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Deanie's Restaurant

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Location:

1016 Annunciation Street
New Orleans, LA 70130-3804

Contact:

tel: 504 561 9251


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French Market

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Location:

1008 North Peters Street
New Orleans, LA 70116

Contact:

tel: 504 522 2621


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