Search
You've added your first Trip Builder item! Keep track of your trip itinerary here.
Booking
 
ENews
GET UPDATES AND SPECIAL OFFERS
>
Botanical Gardens in City Park
Botanical Gardens in City Park
Botanical Gardens in City Park

LGBT Family Fun in New Orleans

There’s a lot for LGBT families with kids to do that will keep grownups amused, too

Just because New Orleans has a well-deserved reputation as a playground for adults, there is no reason to leave the kids behind when you come to town. New Orleans is also a city of families who bring the kids along for everything from walking the French Quarter to Mardi Gras parades to our family friendly Pride Festival.

Music is everywhere in this town. Kids can take in classic brass at Preservation Hall, at Palm Court Jazz Cafe and on the streets, where buskers and artists offer a non-stop outdoor show in places like Jackson Square and along Royal Street. Depending on the time of year, there are free concerts on Wednesdays in Lafayette Square and Thursdays in Armstrong Park, all suitable for young ears.

New Orleans is a city full of outdoor experiences, always good for keeping little ones busy and active. Riding the streetcar is always a hit with kids of all ages, same goes for taking the ferry across to Algiers Point. Book a swamp tour for up close views of gators and other wildlife. An easy drive out of town, you can also book tours through your hotel for an authentic bayou experience.

Before or after a visit to the wonderful Audubon Zoo, have a picnic in Audubon Park or at The Fly, a swath of park that follows the levy and is a beehive of activity from barbecues to Frisbee throws and soccer games. The 1300-acre City Park is a green oasis with a lake for paddle boat rentals, the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, with its antique carousel, and Storyland, a Mother Goose-themed playground where kids can meet Three Little Pigs, Cinderella's Pumpkin, the Cheshire Cat and Snow White.
We also have the Audubon Aquarium and Insectarium, right on Canal Street. And the Louisiana Children’s Museum is a sweet rainy day activity for the younger set.

If you want a family walking tour experience, book a tour with French QuarTour Kids, fun and entertaining walking tours designed and led by teachers, for kids 4 to 18. If you want a walking tour specifically catered for LGBT families, contact Frank Perez 504-941-1633.

  • New Orleans, a city where family ties run strong and deep, is a great place for kids. While usually associated with grown up getaways, New Orleans is an easy place to find family fun.
    Read More
  • The French Quarter’s grownup pleasures are well known, but parents will be pleased to discover that New Orleans’ oldest neighborhood is also a welcoming place for children.
    Read More
  • From festivals such as Pride or Mardi Gras, to museums and zoos, to family-friendly jazz clubs, there are plenty of activities to keep the whole family entertained
    Read More
  • Is there anything cuter than the first time a little one yells, Throw me something, mister or gets the piece of king cake with baby?
    Read More
  • For more than a hundred years, families have communed with nature –and one another – under the ancient oaks of City Park. Come climb trees, feed the ducks, go on a walk and more!
    Read More
  • The Baby Cakes, formerly the Zephyrs, play baseball for New Orleans at "The Shrine on Airline." Have an ice cold beer at the Metairie stadium. Find the schedule & more, here!
    Read More
  • Try horseback riding lessons or go for a trail ride! Click here to find the perfect place to jump in the saddle!
    Read More
  • Let the New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau assist with your Family Reunion by completing the Free Hotel Assistance Form.
    Read More
  • For more than 300 years, immigrants from all over the world have been putting down roots in New Orleans, many disembarking here for their first steps in America.
    Read More