Although tourists might think of New Orleans as a booze-soaked adult playground, locals know there’s so much more to the Crescent City. And people who had the privilege of growing up in New Orleans realize there’s no place more magical to spend the most magical time of one’s life. From Mr. Bingle to Storyland, from coffee milk to Carnival costuming, childhood traditions in New Orleans are as unique as the city itself.
Outdoorsy types will appreciate the city’s many parks and nature-focused destinations; families can kayak in the bayou or explore a larger-than-life storybook playground. And just because you're with kiddos doesn't mean you have to miss out on local culture. We've identified the best cemetery tours, jazz venues, and even bookstores for the under-18 crowd.
Behold, the 31 best places in New Orleans for families and kids.
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