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New Orleans is a perfect family vacation spot, blending culture, cuisine, and family-friendly attractions for an unforgettable experience. The revamped Audubon Aquarium, now merged with the Insectarium, offers immersive animal and insect encounters, including exclusive Gulf of Mexico exhibit access. The Amazon Gallery features free-flying birds, and the Amazon Encounter showcases diverse animals. Don’t miss the acclaimed Audubon Zoo, ranked 7th in the USA Today Reader’s Choice Awards. In this captivating city, families create cherished memories.

For some outdoor fun, City Park provides an ideal setting. The little ones can explore Storyland, a playground with miniature houses and storybook characters. Nearby, Carousel Gardens features traditional carnival rides, and more. Families can cool off with sno-balls and beignets or explore the park by renting bikes or boating on Big Lake. The Louisiana Children’s Museum offers educational fun in the same park, focusing on the Mighty Mississippi and outdoor exploration. Embark on an unparalleled adventure to discover the enchanting beauty of Louisiana’s swamplands through exhilarating swamp tours in the heart of New Orleans.

For an extraordinary glimpse into New Orleans’ vibrant culture, Mardi Gras World opens up an enchanting world of float design and Mardi Gras history, offering an educational yet captivating experience for children. Meanwhile, the New Orleans Jazz Museum is a harmonious fusion of interactive displays and lively musical performances, providing kids with an engaging introduction to the world of jazz, a genre that originated in this very city.


The city nestles various charming picnic spots where nature and flavors harmonize. Audubon Park, nestled in the Uptown neighborhood, provides a serene setting beneath sprawling oak trees, and the aroma of Picnic Provisions & Whiskey’s fried chicken adds to the ambiance. For a riverside picnic, head to The Fly, located behind Audubon Zoo, where the Mississippi River creates a picturesque backdrop; the culinary delights of Domilise’s po-boys or Pizza Domenica’s pies add to the experience.

City Park, a vast oasis, beckons picnickers with the tranquil shores of Big Lake. In the heart of the Central Business District, Lafayette Square offers a peaceful respite with delectable bites from Josephine Estelle. In the iconic French Quarter, Jackson Square is an inviting spot for a picnic, with beignets from the legendary Cafe du Monde. Just across from Jackson Square, Woldenberg Park along the Mississippi River provides a riverside haven, completed with a quick meal and cocktails from the historic Napoleon House. These delightful picnic spots create the perfect backdrop for outdoor dining in the lively and flavorful city of New Orleans.

No matter the kind of experience, New Orleans guarantees an unforgettable family vacation. For additional information, please visit

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