NEW ORLEANS – After eight months of reviewing travel experiences, the experts at the Good Housekeeping Institute named New Orleans a “must see city” for 2024 getaways. New Orleans won alongside three other cities that were thoroughly evaluated on attributes such as quality, convenience, value, sustainability, inclusivity and more.  

This designation comes from several travel testers sharing in-depth feedback on amenities, family friendliness, food, service, safety, and other factors. The publication notes that New Orleans is way more family-friendly than might be expected, especially outside of Mardi Gras week. 

Good Housekeeping suggests a perfect day with children in New Orleans starts at Café du Monde in City Park, followed by a stroll to the Louisiana Children's Musuem and an exploration of the art museum's free outdoor sculpture garden. The Audubon Aquarium and Insectarium are among the must see’s with tiny tourists and a visit to artsy neighborhoods like Algiers Point. True to New Orleans form, Good Housekeeping also recommends riding a trolley to the French Quarter to see a jazz performance at Preservation Hall.  

The issue recognizes New Orleans for having not only nice hotel chains, but boutique lodging options in repurposed historic buildings as a cool alternative. A few standouts were the One11 Hotel, an old sugar-refining company, and the HI New Orleans Hotel that was once a social club. 

For more information on Good Housekeeping’s 2024 Travel Awards list, the article can be found here.