Best Things to do in New Orleans with kids

Aside from carnival season and king cakes, New Orleans has a wide variety of family-fun activities. From river-boat rides to art museums, New Orleans is sure to have something fun for everyone. Whether you have older children and are looking for more historical fun or have younger children and want to see a unique and exciting playground, New Orleans offers you various activities. 

Travel the seven seas as one of Captain Hook's men! 

Want to take your kiddos on a fun-filled adventure with famous storybook sculptures? Then Storyland in City Park is the place to be. Here your children can play on a unique playground that features boasts and a dragon slide. Come down to City Park to play amongst Captain Hook's pirate ship and the whale from Pinocchio. 

Walk among the works of Renoir and Monet.

The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) is filled with art from famous painters, such as Renoir, Monet, Piccaso, and Matisse. Bring your children here to experience how art has changed throughout history. From story-time to art workshops, your children will be inspired by NOMA's art collection and become little artists themselves. In addition to NOMA, you can visit the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, set inside City Park's oaks and lagoons. The three-acre expansion allows you to walk through unique sculptures from modern artists. 

Paddle your way through history! 

The Big Easy Kayak Tour is excellent for older kids and adults who want to experience Bayou St. John's history while paddling a kayak. This is a two-hour tour, which is perfect for first-time kayakers so that you won't feel overwhelmed. Don't forget to keep your eyes open for Louisiana wildlife. 

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Historic New Orleans Building