This post is the first installment of a three-part series Road Trip with Kids, and we’re visiting the deep South.

First stop is New Orleans.

We’ve been to New Orleans twice before. First time we flew in when little man was smaller. This time around we actually drove to Louisiana.  Mom came from Puerto Rico, and we hit the road.

New Orleans is a beautiful city with so much culture, and history.  We stayed for two days, and I must admit it’s not enough time to see all of New Orleans though.  The pictures I’m sharing are from both our trips we made to the Big Easy.

Thanks to a fab Groupon deal we stayed at the Le Pavillon Hotel an expensive hotel, but affordable with the Groupon.

So here’s what to do with kids in New Orleans!

Visit the French Quarters.  

You can’t go to New Orleans and not visit the French Quarters.  Be warned you’ll be tempted to shop at the market, and make sure you eat some delish beignets, and don’t forget the gumbo.
Try some gumbo!  

The gumbo is too die for! It’s a bit spicy, too!

Visit St. Patrick’s Church a beautiful cathedral!



One of the highlight of our visit to New Orleans was attending Mass at St. Patrick’s Church. A beautiful cathedral!

The Audubon Aquarium of the Americas 

The Audubon Insectarium 

Hop on the Natchez.  

An authentic steamboat. You can have dinner, and enjoy the two-hour harbor cruise. Take a tour too!

The Katrina Memorial 

Depending on the age of your child you can come by and see the Katrina Memorial. A cemetery for those unidentified and unclaimed who died during Hurricane Katrina. I went to pay my respects. However, little one remained in the car with his Daddy.

Take a stroll in Riverwalk

Visit Canal Street!
You may run across a jazz funeral, or hop on the famous street car.

Go see the Mercedes-Benz Superdome 

My sports fan hubby wanted to see the dome. The superdome is located in the Central Business District of New Orleans. Home to the New Orleans Saints (National Football League), and is also the home stadium for the Sugar Bowl and New Orleans Bowl (college football).

I hope you enjoyed this virtual tour of New Orleans. There is yet so much more to see. We hope to visit again very soon.

You may also enjoy these road trip busy boxes, and our  Summer Road Trip to East Central Florida.

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