Bourbon Street is known worldwide as an adult playground. But what is there for kids to do in New Orleans? Plenty. Here we’ve compiled a fun-filled hit list of eight great family-friendly destinations—from make-believe fantasy worlds to real-life animal safaris—for Crescent City visitors with grown-ups in tow.
No one stimulates a child’s wild side quite like the Audubon Nature Institute, which operates numerous kid-centric attractions throughout the city, in addition to Uptown’s Audubon Park and Woldenberg Park in the French Quarter. Tickets may be purchased individually for each venue, or bundled in a thrifty “Audubon Experience” package that allows entry to all and is valid for 30 days following your initial visit.