School is back in session. For some of you that is worth celebrating and for others, you are already counting down to summer 2015. If you are looking for family friendly activities for the weekend, look no further. Our team has put together a list of 99+ activities in and around the New Orleans area. You can print the image below and cross off the outing as you go. Enjoy!
* Denotes a Seasonal Outing.
Angel Grove Ranch (in Bush, LA)
Beignets in the French Quarter or at City Park
Boating :: Rent a Pontoon boat in Madisonville and cruise the Tchefuncte river.
Biloxi beaches :: Make the quick drive and spend the day in the sand and sun!
Blue Bayou Water Park
City Park :: Pack a lunch and picnic in the shade of the pavilions or head over the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park
Contemporary Arts Center
Carriage Rides through the French Quarter
Camellia Grill :: Stop by this iconic restaurant for breakfast, and you will not be disappointed.
Cupcakes & Canvas
Camping :: If you have not done this with your children, you should plan a trip! But remember these helpful tips.
Creole Tomato Fest *
Cemetery Voodoo Tour :: Visit the tomb of voodoo Queen Marie Laveau
Double Decker Bus Tours and learn so much more about our beautiful city.
Danneel Park located at St. Charles and Octavia
Dat Dog :: guaranteed to satisfy you and your kids.
Eat :: There is no shortage of great restaurants in NOLA, just round the corner and you are bound to find one.
Fontainebleau State Park
Farmers Markets :: Holly Grove/ Covington/ Mandeville/ German Coast
French Quarter Fest *
French Quartour Kids
Feed Ducks at Audubon Park or City Park
Ms. Heather’s Farm *
Historic New Orleans Collection
Jellystone :: If camping in tents is not your thing, check out their cabins! They even have laundry facilities!
Jazz Fest * :: Fun for the whole family and delicious food!
Kids Konnection Playground
Kayak Bayou St. John
Louisiana Children’s Museum
Library :: Orleans Parish, Jefferson Parish, St. Tammy Parish, St. Charles Parish
Louisiana Children’s Discovery Center
LSU :: See Mike the Tiger
Longue-Vue House and Gardens
Magazine Street :: A one-stop-shop for excellent dining and shopping for yourself, your home and your kids.
Mardi Gras World
National World War II Museum
New Orleans Botanical Gardens
Natchez Riverboat Cruise
Outlet Shopping near Baton Rouge at Tanger Outlets or in Gulfport at Premium Outlets
Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Old River Road Plantation Tour :: Take a tour of the historic plantations Laura, Evergreen, and Oak Alley
Palm Tree Playground :: Stop in for walk in play or schedule your child’s next birthday party here.
Painting with Twist with locations in New Orleans, Metairie, Gretna and Mandeville.
Posh Paint Pub
Parenting Center at Children’s Hospital :: An invaluable community resource for parents and children where children can play and parents are offered support and education from parent educators and other parents.
Pelicans Game *
Planetarium :: Located in lovely St. Charles parish
Preservation Resource Center
Pottery Barn Kids Story Time at Lakeside mall on Tuesdays at 11. (call ahead to confirm schedule)
The French Quarter :: There is much to experience in the Quarter. Whether you are interested in history, shopping, good eats, or just an overall good time, the French Quarter rarely disappoints. It is a personal favorite for Sunday brunch with the kids followed by a stroll and stop by the river to check out the boats.
Rock N Bowl
Snoballs: Where do you get your favorite snoball? Hansens? Plum St? Sals?
Trader Joes :: take a field trip to Baton Rouge
St. Tammany Trace
Vacation to 30A :: just a four hour drive to paradise!
Wooden Boat Festival * in Madisonville, LA
Wilderness Canoes in Bayou Sauvage
Party Planet Xtreme
Zephyrs Baseball Game *
Zurich Classic *