New Orleans offers a unique blend of experiences for locals and visitors alike. Whether you're exploring the historic French Quarter, indulging in delicious cuisine, or discovering hidden gems, there's something for everyone in this vibrant city.

Families can enjoy interactive museums, swamp tours, and Mardi Gras celebrations, while couples can find romantic wine bars, picturesque gardens, and diverse culinary adventures.

Discover local events, off-the-beaten-path attractions, and must-do activities that showcase the authentic essence of New Orleans. Let us be your guide to unforgettable adventures in the Big Easy!

The City of New Orleans Riverboat on the Mississippi River

Summer Date Nights In New Orleans You'll Both Love

Summer Date Nights In New Orleans You'll Both Love

Summer's here, and it's time to heat up your date nights in New Orleans! Whether you're in a blossoming romance or a seasoned partnership, we've got sizzling ideas to spice up your summer escapades in…
2024 St. Patrick's Day Celebrations In New Orleans

2024 St. Patrick's Day Celebrations In New Orleans

As a kid, I wasn’t particularly excited about Saint Patrick’s Day because we weren’t Irish, and so it wasn’t a big deal in our family. As an adult, though, I absolutely love celebrating St. Patrick's…
Mardi Gras Preschool Activities

Mardi Gras Preschool Activities

Mardi Gras  is our favorite time of year in New Orleans and in Pensacola! The parades, the beads, KING CAKE, and all the fun! Preschoolers like to get into the carnival spirit too. We have some Mardi Gras Preschool…
2024 New Orleans Mardi Gras Parade Schedule

2024 New Orleans Mardi Gras Parade Schedule

Mardi Gras in New Orleans is one of the best times of the year. The parades, the costumes, KING CAKE. Mardi Gras 2024 is February 13, 2024. The fun starts before the big day with smaller neighborhood…
2024 Jefferson Parish Parade Schedule

2024 Jefferson Parish Parade Schedule

To help you get ready for Mardi Gras 2024 we put together the Jefferson Parish 2024 Mardi Gras Parade Schedule! Krewe of Driftwood This neighborhood parade in Kenner is one of our favorites. The parade…
10 Reasons You'll Love the Louisiana Children's Museum

10 Reasons You'll Love the Louisiana Children's Museum

The Louisiana Children's Museum moved to its new location in 2019 and is the children’s museum of our dreams. The new home inside New Orleans City Park is filled with tons of hands-on exhibits for early learning.…
Pumpkin Patches In New Orleans (Updated for 2023)

Pumpkin Patches In New Orleans (Updated for 2023)

Nothing says Fall like visiting a pumpkin patch and picking the perfect pumpkin to decorate for Halloween in New Orleans! Here is a list of pumpkin patches in New Orleans. Pumpkin Patches in Jefferson Parish: St. Martin's Episcopal…
All About Storyland in New Orleans City Park

All About Storyland in New Orleans City Park

Storyland in New Orleans City Park has been a favorite place for kids and adults. This beloved New Orleans attraction has been a part of our hearts for 60 years. In 2019 it got a major upgrade! STEM-related activities,…
GREAT AND EASY LAST MINUTE NEW ORLEANS DATE NIGHTS

GREAT AND EASY LAST MINUTE NEW ORLEANS DATE NIGHTS

Life is busy. As parents we are always rushing here, there and everywhere. We barely have time to shower some days, and date nights are the LAST thing on our minds. However, it’s important to take time…
All About Ormond Spray Park in Destrehan, Louisiana

All About Ormond Spray Park in Destrehan, Louisiana

Lookin’ for some fun in the sun in St. Charles Parish?  Look no further than  Ormond Spray Park in Destrehan, Louisiana.  Just about a thirty minute drive from New Orleans the spray park is perfect…
CHRISTMAS IN NEW ORLEANS – ON ETSY!

CHRISTMAS IN NEW ORLEANS – ON ETSY!

Christmas is just about 6 months away! I swear it gets here sooner every year. The rest of the year will go by in a blur between the kids going back to school, Halloween, Thanksgiving and…
NEW ORLEANS BLACK AND GOLD ETSY FINDS

NEW ORLEANS BLACK AND GOLD ETSY FINDS

It’s that time of year again. Black and Gold fever is spreading throughout New Orleans as the Saints prepare for training camp and preseason in the next month. To get you prepared for the season…
40+ New Orleans Inspired Grill Recipes

40+ New Orleans Inspired Grill Recipes

I don’t know about you but this time of year makes me want to do nothing but GRILL. Seafood, steak, veggies, fruit – everything taste better on the grill. Not only does it taste better…
TIPS TO SHELTER IN PLACE DURING A HURRICANE

TIPS TO SHELTER IN PLACE DURING A HURRICANE

Hurricane Season – that dreaded time between June and November we all watch the Gulf of Mexico and miss Nash Roberts. Whether you go our stay, it’s best to always be prepared and to start…
TIPS FOR VISITING SUGAR ROOTS FARM IN NEW ORLEANS

TIPS FOR VISITING SUGAR ROOTS FARM IN NEW ORLEANS

Did you know there is a hidden gem nestled against the urban landscape of New Orleans just minutes from Downtown? One where you and your family can spend the day learning about sustainable farming, playing…
THE BEST NEW ORLEANS SUMMER CAMPS KIDS WILL LOVE 

THE BEST NEW ORLEANS SUMMER CAMPS KIDS WILL LOVE 

Summer in New Orleans is hot and LONG. It’s endless days of cooling off at Cool Zoo, enjoying snowballs from our favorite stands, summer vacation, and fun.  On top of all the fun, many of us have to work, and…
New Orleans Cocktail Recipes You NEED To Make

New Orleans Cocktail Recipes You NEED To Make

With parades fast approaching and Mardi Gras just around the corner, why not make up a batch of one of these New Orleans Cocktail recipes for the parade route, your next party, or just sipping…
65+ New Orleans Slow Cooker Recipes You'll Love

65+ New Orleans Slow Cooker Recipes You'll Love

Here in New Orleans, we are all about food. Our seasons are named for the food and we are perfectly ok with that. However, as moms, we are busy. Between work, school, and kid activities…
TIPS FOR STAYING HEALTHY DURING CARNIVAL SEASON

TIPS FOR STAYING HEALTHY DURING CARNIVAL SEASON

It's Carnival Time!  King cakes, parades, and parties are right around the corner. With multiple viruses, Covid, RSV, the flu, and other viruses going around, staying healthy is a top priority. Here are seven tips for staying…
TIPS FOR ENJOYING A HAPPY SOBER MARDI GRAS

TIPS FOR ENJOYING A HAPPY SOBER MARDI GRAS

As the rest of the world recovers from the holidays and settles in for the rest of winter here in New Orleans we gear up for Mardi Gras. I am headed into my 3rd year as a sober…
Preschool Mardi Gras Sensory Bin

Preschool Mardi Gras Sensory Bin

Celebrate Mardi Gras with toddlers and preschoolers with a Mardi Gras Sensory Bin. Sensory bins are great for little ones to explore textures and all of their senses. They are also a good way to incorporate a little…
MARDI GRAS BEAD PAINTING

MARDI GRAS BEAD PAINTING

One of my favorite ways to celebrate Mardi Gras with kids is through art. Preschoolers love to paint, and it's more about the process for them than it is about the finished product. That's why this Mardi Gras bead…
6 TIPS FOR SURVIVING MARDI GRAS WITH A SPECIAL NEEDS CHILD

6 TIPS FOR SURVIVING MARDI GRAS WITH A SPECIAL NEEDS CHILD

Everyone in New Orleans LOVES going to Mardi Gras Parades, Right? My daughter says she “loves celebrating them more than her own birthday.” She loves the excitement and being out in the community amongst peers. We always get there early…
Easy DIY Mini King Cakes For Mardi Gras

Easy DIY Mini King Cakes For Mardi Gras

Carnival season means one thing in New Orleans, KING CAKE! And while there seem to be king cakes available everywhere sometimes, you want to make your own semi-homemade king cake. Or maybe you live elsewhere in a place where…
FUN THINGS TO DO ON CHRISTMAS DAY IN NEW ORLEANS

FUN THINGS TO DO ON CHRISTMAS DAY IN NEW ORLEANS

Christmas Day is the perfect day to discover and enjoy the true beauty of New Orleans during the holiday season. Whether it's your hometown or you're just visiting, take advantage of the light crowds, laid-back atmosphere,…
Where to Find Santa Claus in New Orleans 2022

Where to Find Santa Claus in New Orleans 2022

The Holiday season is here which means Santa is in town visiting from the North Pole! He'll be all around town, in malls, and everywhere spreading Christmas cheer and joy to children of all ages.…
ALL THE REASONS YOU WILL LOVE NOLA CHRISTMAS FEST IN 2022

ALL THE REASONS YOU WILL LOVE NOLA CHRISTMAS FEST IN 2022

This New Orleans Christmas tradition is back again in 2022! NOLA Christmas Fest is an indoor Christmas carnival held inside the New Orleans Convention Center from December 21-30, 2022. Full of fun for all ages, NOLA Christmas…
Taco Libre Dos at Top Taco NOLA 2022

Taco Libre Dos at Top Taco NOLA 2022

Top Taco NOLA is more than just another festival – it's an extraordinary food and entertainment experience! In 2023, the best restaurants in Greater New Orleans will come together to celebrate everyone’s favorite cuisine: tacos.…
Fun , Cheap & Free New Orleans Trunk or Treats in 2022

Fun , Cheap & Free New Orleans Trunk or Treats in 2022

It's almost time for Halloween in New Orleans and time for trunk or treating. Mark your calendars with these great locations hosting Trunk or Treats in New Orleans. These events can be safer thank typical trick or treating…