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24 hours in New Orleans.... what to do?

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24 hours in New Orleans.... what to do?

We are staying in NOLA for 1 night this month. We will have a 2 year old & 5 month old along. What are the must see things for a family to do? We have never been. Any ideas are welcome. TIA.

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1. Re: 24 hours in New Orleans.... what to do?

It would help narrow down Your options if we knew where you are staying. Hopefully it's in the French Quarter.

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2. Re: 24 hours in New Orleans.... what to do?

From what time to what time?

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3. Re: 24 hours in New Orleans.... what to do?

One word: French Quarter. Just walk around and see the sights and eat the good food.

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4. Re: 24 hours in New Orleans.... what to do?

With that age children, I would plan a good part of the day indoors. It will be extremely hot and humid. Walking around the FQ with that age, in the heat, would not be a good idea. I would suggest the Aquarium, National WWII Museum (if you want something that would be interesting to adults but also keep the kids engaged because you are moving around. There are planes and other big things to look at.), Children's Museum if your toddler needs an outlet to "just play". It is very close to the WWII museum. I would walk around the FQ either early (before 10AM or later, after 6 or 7PM) but make sure to use lots of sunscreen. Also, before or after an Aquarium visit, you can walk along the river and watch the barges go by.

Edited: 12 July 2014, 03:51
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5. Re: 24 hours in New Orleans.... what to do?

The Aquarium and Insectarium are great for children, and adults. They are a stones throw from each other and you can get a better deal paying for both at once. Also, take them for a ride on the streetcar, it's fun for all.

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