For many years I had heard about the allure of New Orleans, or NOLA as it is affectionately referred to by many North Americans. I had even spent hours in the past learning to cook the Cajun way with help from celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse. It seemed like a good trip option to me – history, culture, music, etc. but it wasn’t until I spent a day or two there that I realized I had a serious crush on the city of New Orleans.
Definitely exercise caution during the evening, but overall, I found the French Quarter to be quite safe and there are cops spread out all over on Bourbon Street, (definitely not suitable for the kids in the evening.) We didn’t stray far from the French Quarter during our stay, were given some boundary lines and only went out in a cab or on a tour when we ventured out from the area near our hotel.
I wanted to share with you my tips and suggestions to visit NOLA with kids. My very first suggestion as a mom of two little guys – In order to maximize your enjoyment, I recommend saving this trip for when your children are a bit older, they will appreciate the sights and sounds much more.
Tip: Get kids in the mood with The Princess & The Frog, there is a ton of old Nawlin’s charm in that film!