Visit The Big Easy
Get in tune with the easygoing nature of jazz musicians, Créole chefs and city historians throughout this popular family destination.
Places To Stay
Plan the Perfect Trip
The Historic New Orleans Collection
New Orleans Museum of Art
Things to Know
Feast on Créole, Cajun and French-influenced fare — beignets, crawfish, gumbo, jambalaya, king cake, muffulettas, oysters, po’boys, pralines, rice and beans, and more.
Local Listings of Kid Friendly Fun
Lagniappe, the Friday arts & entertainment insert of the daily Times-Picayune, lists events for kids. Pick up a copy of the paper or check out its online listings.
Family Friendly Districts
The French Quarter is great for even the littlest of vacation travelers. However, Bourbon Street — day and night — is packed with bustling activity and hot spots that may not be suited for children.
Rental cars are good if your vacation plans extend beyond the city limits. Otherwise, save money (and parking headaches) by using the streetcar — the oldest continuously operating line in the world!
Hot Travel Times
Stay hydrated during the “double 100” (100 degrees and nearly 100 percent humidity) months of May through September. Spring blooms with floral scents and sights; winter sparkles with holiday lights.
Plan to arrange childcare to enjoy a jazzy night out on the town. Bar crawl to blues music down Bourbon Street or learn how local spirts are made with a tour of the Old New Orleans Rum Distillery.