Please note that this is not an itinerary submitted by an actual family. This day was planned by one of our travel experts as a recommendation for a family of children with ages 4 through late teens, based on knowledge of the city. Factors such as time, cost and distance have been considered to make this a great day to get a sense of the city and keep the children and teens interested and engaged.
Address: Departs from Gray Line Lighthouse Ticket Office (400 Toulouse Street)
Phone: (504) 569-1401
Hours: Tour departs at 9:00 am, 11:00 am & 1:00 pm daily
Admission: Adults – $49, Children – $24 (reservations are recommended 24 hours in advance)
Explore Louisiana’s fascinating swamps and bayous on this exciting boat tour. Observe the nesting grounds of alligators, egrets, raccoons and snakes from a custom built swamp boat through the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park. Informative tour guides will reveal the mysteries of the swamps and bayous and why the wetlands are disappearing due to coastal erosion. This fun tour has been featured on multiple television networks. Snacks and refreshments are available for purchase. The whole family will enjoy floating along these interesting waters.
Address: 1 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 565-3033
Hours: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Admission: Adults – $22.50, Children – $16
Enter the fascinating wonders of the underwater world at the Aquarium of the Americas. View the vibrant colors of a Caribbean reef in a walk-through tunnel filled with marine life. Observe piranhas, anacondas, stingrays and more in the Amazon greenhouse exhibit. The Mississippi River gallery features catfish, owls, a white alligator and other fascinating animals. Young visitors will enjoy touching a stingray and feeding a parakeet. Watch Rockhopper penguins waddle, hop, dive and swim at the Penguin exhibit.
Address: Located on the Mississippi River, on Decatur Street, between the Jax Brewery Shopping Mall and the French Market
Hours: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Jackson Square is a timeless attraction in the center of the French Quarter, the oldest neighborhood in New Orleans. This public park was named after General Andrew Jackson after the 1815 Battle of New Orleans. Jackson Square faces the Mississippi River and is surrounded by historic buildings, including the St. Louis Cathedral and the Pontalba Apartments, the oldest apartment buildings in the United States. The first level of the apartments have retail shops, museums, galleries and restaurants while the second and third floors house a selection of the most famous apartments. Jackson Square’s merchants, restaurants and shops make this spot a favorite for visitors and locals alike.