New Orleans has plenty to offer for all age-groups. From delicious food and world-class museums to alligators and ghost tours, a trip to New Orleans will always be unique. Discover the magic of the city and the spice in our Creole culture. Show your teenager their dream vacation with our recommendations below.
The history of New Orleans becomes even more exciting on wheels. City Segway Tours is a fun way to get through some of the city’s oldest neighborhoods and hear the stories that accompany them. Or if your teen prefers to see the city by bike, you can find a number of different bike tours to choose from. Your teenager might also like to see where various movies have been filmed in the city. The Original New Orleans Movie Tours will show you the Blockbuster sites via van. If your teen is interested in history, you dive deeper into the historic French Quarter with a walking tour.
Family-friendly Mardi Gras can be found year-round at Mardi Gras World. See first hand where the floats are made and taste some king cake. Learn about the traditions and history behind the festivities. Find Mardi Gras artifacts at the Presbytère in Jackson Square. Or plan a trip to the big event itself–there’s tons of family fun to be had during Carnival season in New Orleans.
Airboat tours can be found on the outskirts of the city and are a thrilling change of pace. Learn about life on the swamp and see alligators in their natural habitat. This adventure is fun for the whole family.
The National WWII Museum is a must-see on your trip to New Orleans. The state-of-the-art museum grounds and exhibits continue to grow and provide an educational and enthralling experience for visitors of all ages. Teenagers may especially like Beyond All Boundaries, which is a 4-D movie experience, as well as Final Mission, The USS Tang Submarine interactive experience.
New Orleans is the festival capital of the world and celebrates everything from oysters and tomatoes to zydeco and blues. Check out our festival calendar to see what’s coming up.
Saints fans are unlike any other NFL fans and hosts tailgates like every game is the Super Bowl. Check out the home game schedule and cheer “Who Dat!?”
For more recommendations, see our family neighborhood itinerary here.