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In and Around New Orleans

In and Around New Orleans Picture of City

The Big Easy is a big place. There’s a lot to see in and around New Orleans. Even if you’ve lived here all your life, there’s still a lot to discover in Crescent City.

If you’re leaving the house, there’s a good bet that New Orleans Mom has your activity covered, from local shopping to restaurants to the events that everyone in New Orleans is talking about.

At New Orleans Mom, we have all the seasons covered, as well as every member of the family. Our team of more than 30 contributors is always looking for activities, events, and fun, like how to plan a unique birthday party for the kids in your life or find the perfect restaurant for your night out. 

Each year, we publish a comprehensive list of summer camps, keeping you informed about all of the best options in and around New Orleans for your kids. We’ve got an eye on the local schools, helping parents make sure they’re informed before enrolling. We’re even with you at the movie theater.

Our writers live in and around New Orleans, so we’ve got a lot of experience finding the best things about our wonderful city. We’ve seen the beautiful side of New Orleans during a time of tragedy. We’ve been to the bayous after a hurricane. We talk about ways to give back to your community

We know there’s a lot to see in New Orleans and it isn’t all downtown. That’s why we take you all over the Big Easy. From the Westbank to the Northshore, from Uptown to Downtown, we’ve got all of New Orleans covered.

If your family is looking for a budget-friendly adventure near New Orleans, camping is a great choice! Louisiana offers dozens of kid-friendly camping opportunities, all within driving distance of New Orleans. If you are looking for a non-camping getaway...
Best Birthday Party Venues in New Orleans The Ultimate Guide to Birthday Parties in Greater New Orleans "Each birthday is a new beginning, full of promise and opportunity and the chance to make dreams come true." ~author unknown There are so many...
Some of these titles may be found at local bookstores :: Garden District Book Shop, Octavia Books, Tubby & Coo's and Blue Cypress Books. If you wish to shop online, Amazon links are embedded below. It's February and the parades...
5 Best Kid Friendly Burger Spots in New Orleans Who doesn't enjoy a night out when you don't have to fight your kids to eat or keep reminding them of "inside voices" the entire time? Our go-to family night out...
10 Unique King Cakes to Try in New Orleans Note :: this post was first published in 2021 but has been updated for 2022. At the time of publishing, the author reflected, "Due to the cancellation of Mardi Gras parades...
We have dozens of family travel tips on New Orleans Mom. If you are looking for longer adventures, check out this list of budget friendly road trips from New Orleans. You may also enjoy visiting Fontainbleau State Park and Oak Mountain State...
Whether you've lived in New Orleans for years and are looking for a new neighborhood or your family is moving to New Orleans from another state, we are so glad you found New Orleans Mom. We have compiled a...
The Best Matzo Ball Soup in New Orleans Most of us can agree that when you're feeling under the weather, nothing soothes the soul quite like a great soup. At the same time, when you don't feel well, the desire...
Guide to Camping Near New Orleans At New Orleans Mom, we love to travel and share our best family travel tips! Sometimes we want to take a great road trip out of state (budget friendly ideas here), and sometimes we...
We have dozens of family travel tips on New Orleans Mom. If you are looking for longer adventures, check out this list of budget friendly road trips from New Orleans. You may also enjoy visiting Fontainbleau State Park. Easy Day Trip From New...
Christmas Tree Recycling :: Who, What, Where, When & Why Who The Department of Sanitation, the City’s Office of Resilience and Sustainability and the Louisiana National Guard work with a series of solid waste contractors to ensure your trees get recycled...
Best Summer Camps in New Orleans 2022 Summer Camps in New Orleans Researching summer camps in New Orleans is high on every family's to do list every year. While summer in New Orleans makes many think of popsicles (or in our...
Who caters your holiday meals in New Orleans? Here is your comprehensive guide to the best holiday catering in New Orleans! We've done all the research for you to find out who is doing the cooking for the holidays...
Living and working in the Harahan/River Ridge area for the past 14 years, I rarely leave my neck of the woods when I’m wanting a great place to eat. The Harahan and River Ridge area is a well-kept secret...