We are so excited to bring you the "Top 9 Family Attractions" to visit in the great Louisiana city of New Orleans. Not only that, we let you know the coolest FREE things to do with kids, as well as offer transport tips, fun facts for you and your family, and let you in on a super fun and easy day trip from the French Quarter. We will also tell you about some famous locals you may not know about! We want to make sure you don’t miss out anything when visiting this vibrant, historic and musical city with the family.
So whether you are from interstate looking for great travel tips, or a local thinking "I wonder what I can do with the kids near me today", then this is the place for you!
New Orleans (or La Nouvelle-Orleans as it was originally known) was founded all the way back in 1718 by Jean Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, however the vibrant Louisiana city was actually claimed for the Frnehc crown by Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle in 1682. Quite a history! In 1723 it became the capital of the French colony, as well as a vital hub for trading. It's this ecclectic and multicultural history that makes New Orleans so special to this day. It's unlike any other city in the United States, and definitely worth a visit!
The city itself is a contrast of old and new, and particularly in the French Quarter, you can just imagine what life would have been like 200 years ago. It's like walking through the history books! Explore a little further out, and you can experience granduer at it's finest in the Garden District, where lavish gardens and grand historic mansions blend with ornate cemeteries, offering a completely dfferent perspective on the city.
All year round, New Orleans has SO much to do for the entire family! No matter what season, the city comes to life as you explore the French Quarter, iconic Bourbon Street, and the lesser known gem of Frenchmen St. During those Summer months, stroll along the Mississippi River, or take a trip on Steamboat Natchez Riverboat offering a truly historic and iconic experience. In Winter, check out the are many indoor attractions like Audubon Awuarium of the Americas and the super fun Louisiana Children's Museum. Just keep reading for more details!
St Charles Streetcar
New Orleans is a great city to explore on foot, especially through the iconic French Quarter. However, a ride on an iconic streetcar is immersing yourselves deeper into the rich culture of the city. And they can help you explore further afield!
The RTA operates four streetcar lines, with the St Charles line being the most popular, as you travel from the French Quarter along beautiful Charles Avenue toward the impressive Garden District.
With a standard one-way fare only $1.25, it's also great for the budget too!
Source and Image Credit: More information here: http://www.norta.com/Getting-Around/Our-Streetcars