The Top Family-Friendly Things to Do in New Orleans

oak trees and colorful statues of Humpty Dumpty and Mary Had a Little Lamb outside of New Orleans' family-friendly amusement park, Storyland

A GUIDE TO THE BEST FAMILY-FRIENDLY EXPERIENCES IN NEW ORLEANS

Whether on a family vacation or a summer escape staycation, New Orleans has no shortage of things to do. Discover the best family-friendly activities this summer, from exploring museums to indulging in delicious cuisine.

Cafe du Monde

No trip to New Orleans is complete without indulging in some delicious beignets at Cafe du Monde. Families can enjoy the infamous fluffy, powdered sugar-covered beignets bright and early in the morning or late in the evening.

The Louisiana Children’s Museum

The museum is perfect for young children with its hosts of interactive exhibits that encourage learning. Kids can learn about science, math, art, music, and the importance of Louisiana’s wetlands.

The National World War II Museum

The museum is a must for history buffs, and children will learn about the brave men and women who fought in the war and its impacts on the world. The museum has interactive exhibits, including a virtual reality experience that puts everyone in the middle of the action.

The Audubon Zoo

The award-winning zoo is home to animals from around the world. Anyone’s children will love seeing the elephants, lions, tigers, and other exotic animals up close. There’s also a cool playground area for kids to burn off energy. The zoo also hosts seasonal events and festivals, so check the schedule before visiting.

The Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

The aquarium is home to aquatic animals from across the globe. Kids will love seeing the sharks, penguins, and otters and learning from interactive exhibits like the Gulf of Mexico Exhibit. The aquarium recently underwent renovations and will reopen on June 8, 2023.

Swamp Tour

New Orleans is known for its swamps, and a swamp tour is a great way to experience the wetlands. Kids will love spotting the wildlife while learning about the history and ecology of the area.

City Park

The 1,300-acre park is one of the largest urban parks in the United States and is home to numerous attractions, including gardens, a golf course, and a children’s amusement park. The amusement park features rides, a train, and a carousel.

Have a Staycation at Maison Dupuy

One of the best ways to experience a staycation in New Orleans is by staying at a hotel in the middle of it all. Maison Dupuy resides right in the heart of the French Quarter. Make a reservation at Maison Dupuy today.

VISIT US

ROOMS

The Maison Dupuy Hotel’s rooms and suites offer distinctive and luxurious New Orleans accommodations near Bourbon Street. All guest hotel rooms include personal amenities like complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen televisions, and a coffee maker. Other features are deluxe pillow top mattresses, a personal safe, and a clothing iron.

CORPORATE

The Maison Dupuy Hotel has all the accommodations business travelers could ever need or want during their New Orleans stay in the French Quarter. Situated in the heart of the French Quarter, near Bourbon Street, the Maison Dupuy Hotel is a haven for business travelers. The hotel offers corporate guests peaceful stays while offering accessibility to the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, local attractions, and Bourbon Street nightlife.

WEDDING

The Maison Dupuy Hotel is a much sought-after location for charming New Orleans French Quarter weddings near Bourbon Street. Our elegant open-air courtyard accommodates wedding events and ceremonies with up to 200 guests. The space suites charming grand weddings and private intimate weddings.

EXPLORE

New Orleans is a haven for jazz music, eccentric nightlife, and Creole cuisine. The Maison Dupuy Hotel, a French Quarter hotel near Bourbon Street, puts hotel guests in a premier location. From Bourbon Street’s nightlife to Jackson Square’s history, there is much to explore within walking distance in the French Quarter.

LIFE AROUND THE HOTEL

  • CAFE DU MONDE
  • JEWEL OF THE SOUTH
  • CENTRAL GROCERY
  • ANTIEAU GALLERY
  • BLACK PENNY
  • MAMOU
  • LAFITTE’S BLACKSMITH SHOP BAR
  • 21ST AMENDMENT BAR
  • THE BISTREAUX