100+ Fun Things To Do In New Orleans WIth Kids

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Summer vacation is officially here! It is time to keep the kids busy and active while making memories at the same time. I am excited to take my family on some great adventures this summer, in and around New Orleans with this list of 100+ things to do in New Orleans with kids, including day trips, water activities, free and cheap activities, and much more!

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New Orleans Museums

Audubon Louisiana Nature Center

Indoor Things To Do In New Orleans With Kids

Storyland City Park New Orleans

New Orleans Playgrounds and Parks

  • Pack a picnic and have lunch at the playground in City Park.
  • Play Disc Golf at Lafreniere Park.
  • Explore the Sculpture Garden in City Park.
  • Take in what nature has to offer on the nature walk in LaSalle Park.
  • Take a bike ride and see all the beautiful oak trees in Audubon Park.
  • Watch all the boats in the Mississippi River at Woldenberg Park.
  • Play some sports and check out the new playground while viewing the Mississippi River at The Fly
  • Play around and watch the streetcars go by at Palmer Park.
  • Take the dog for a walk and play at Crescent Park, this 20 acre park is located on the Mississippi River and has bike paths, a dog run and more!
  • Step back in time at Kenner's Heritage Park, located in Rivertown this park has the cutest little chapel, a replica of a 1930's gas station and more. Open Saturday's from 11 am – 3 pm.
  • Watch the Sunset and all of the sailboats in Lake Pontchartrain at the Lakefront Park.
  • Become a junior ranger at the Jazz Historic Park in the French Quarter.
  • Play at one of the many playgrounds located throughout New Orleans,Jefferson Parish and Kenner.
  • Skateboard at Kenner Skate Park. Located in Wentwood Playground on the corner of W. Loyola and Loyola.
  • Go on a hike at Couturie Forest in City Park.
  • Discover all the birds and other animals at the Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge.
  • Hike the trails of the Barataria Preserve
Lafitte Swamp Tour

New Orleans Zoo and Animal Encounters

City Putt at City Park

Outdoor Things To Do In New Orleans With Kids

Hurricane Shelter In Place Tips

Food Adventures In New Orleans With Kids

  • Be a chef and make your own pizza at the Pizza Shoppe.
  • Chose a different snoball stand every week and try a different flavor each time you go.
  • Eat beignets at Cafe Du Monde.
  • Sample sweet treats and watch candy being made at Southern Candymakers in the French Quarter.
  • Satisfy your sweet tooth with some ice cream at Creole Creamery.
  • Create your own pizza and ice cream as part of the Kid's Table Cooking Series at Acorn Cafe.
  • Experience the culinary side of the city at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum.
Audubon Zoo

Free and Cheap Activities In New Orleans With Kids

  • Tour and learn some history at the St. Louis Cathedral.
  • Take a streetcar down St. Charles.
  • Explore the Audubon Nature Center.
  • Visit the French Market and check out the local artists and farmers
  • Create a scavenger hunt around the city and incorporate some history.
  • Stroll around the French Quarter and check out all the famous architecture around the city
  • Walk around the Garden District and explore all of the homes and gardens that are National Historic Landmarks.
  • Experience great views of the city on a Ferry Ride.
  • See the stars at the Gretna Observatory, located behind Gretna Junior High on Gretna Blvd and is open on Monday and Wednesday Nights from dusk to 11 pm in the summer and dusk to 10 pm in the winter.
  • Make a wish in the fountain while looking at all of the Mississippi River ships at Spanish Plaza.
  • Window Shop and grab some lunch on Magazine Street.
  • Go to the Farmers Markets in Old Metairie, Gretna, and New Orleans
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Splash Pads and Waterparks In New Orleans for Kids

  • Have some water fun at Blue Bayou or Gulf Island Water Park.
  • Cool off at the Lafreniere Park Splash Pad.
  • Cool down and relax in the lazy river at the Cool Zoo in the Audubon Zoo.
  • Get wet at the splash pad at Fontainebleau State Park in Mandeville.
  • Have a fun water day with friends at the Ormond Splash Pad in Destrehan
  • Play in the fountains in front of the Aquarium at Waldenburg Park  
  • Splash around in the wave pool Buccaneer Bay in Waveland, Mississippi
  • Take a swim at one of the NORD Pools

Road Trips Near New Orleans You Can Take With Kids

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