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There’s just something about visiting New Orleans. The music, the food, the culture, different from any other city in the United States. It’s exciting and the city burrows deep in your soul like a song that just won’t leave your head. Often thought of for either its party culture, jazz music, or deep southern routes, New Orleans is so much more than that. One thing it’s not often recommended enough is a place to visit with your family. New Orleans with teens has a lot to offer. Families with teens will enjoy the varying music styles, literally found on every street, the historic architecture, fascinating voodoo history, ghost tours in cemeteries, and the wide array of food, coming from the multitude of creole cultures that make up New Orleans.
If you’re thinking of taking a family vacation to New Orleans, do it! Not only will your teenagers have exciting pictures to show off on social media, but they’ll also enjoy the food, music, and even a little history in the city.
History of New Orleans
There’s a lot to cover historically in New Orleans. Largely associated with being French (French Quarter, Louisiana Territory) New Orleans is filled with Native American history, African American and Freed Slave history, and many other immigrants such as the Spanish and Irish. This eccentric mix is seen all over the city in its various districts and neighborhoods. While the French started the French Quarter, Spanish architectural influences give it its character. Italian influences some of the famed foods. The Garden District is a mix of styles that the English would have brought in. Then you have the Irish channel. And don’t miss the Treme neighborhood. It is the oldest African American neighborhood, one of the first places freed people could buy property. Its history dates as far back as 1783.
Best Time to visit New Orleans
If you have teens in school, it’s likely you’ll have to visit during winter break, spring break, or summer. All provide a great opportunity to see something exciting in the city. Of those choices, I’d recommend spring break so you can squeeze in some festivals.
If you want to attend during Mardi Gras, you may have to take the kids out of school. If you can convince their teachers you’ll throw in some history along with the beads, it may be worth it.
Otherwise, if the kids don’t go back to school until later in January, you may be lucky to witness some Mardi Gras festivities which start as soon as January 6th, or Three Kings Day. (Yes, the origins of King Cake are related) January might also be a great time due to fewer crowds too.
Where to Stay In New Orleans
When Visit New Orleans hosted us, they put us right in the middle of the city in the New Orleans Marriott Warehouse Arts District. This turned out to be the perfect centrally located area. If you’re in New Orleans with teens and are up for just a little bit of walking, the Warehouse District is about a 15-minute walk to the French Quarter and a short trolley ride to the Garden District. You’re also not far from Magazine Street shopping and a wide variety of good eats.
Other hotels and home rentals in the Warehouse District include:
To stay directly in the French Quarter try one of the following.
The Bourbon Orleans is in the heart of the French Quarter. Once the Orleans Theatre and Ballroom, it served as a convent from 1881 to 1964. The Sisters of the Holy Family was the first African American religious order in the United States. Now Bourbon Orleans is one of the top 10 most haunted hotels in the US. If you and your teens can handle a little haunted history, stay here!
I’m obsessed with the Hotel Monteleone on Royal Street. Its grandeur and luxury are one part of its charm, but it’s the carousel bar that’s the main attraction for me. This limited seating area looks like a working carousel and rotates too. If you’re not staying here, try to peak in the windows for the unique setting.
The Hotel Provincial is a charming French Quarter hotel whose main attraction is the quintessential French Quarter courtyard. Located on Rue Chartres, it’s a 12 minute walk to Canal Street.
Find additional hotels and rentals here.
How to Get Around New Orleans
The Mississippi River is an iconic part of New Orleans that is a must-see for visitors, teens and adults alike. Because it cuts through the city and creates a crescent shape, New Orleans also has the nickname of Crescent City. This also makes it challenging for visitors as most residents refer to parts of the city and not directions. If you’re going upriver, you’re traveling towards Uptown and the Garden District. Down River is towards the French Quarter. Riverside and Lakeview.
Streetcars. Yes, Tennessee Williams’s Play, A Streetcar Named Desire is based on a real streetcar line in New Orleans. Unfortunately, it ceased operating in 1948. It’s likely that a lot of teens will come across this play or movie during high school or college, so have fun with it and pretend the streetcar you’re on is Desire.
Streetcars are a great way to get around New Orleans so you don’t have to worry about parking, especially in Jackson Square and the French quarter. There are five streetcar lines: Saint Charles, Canal Street, Riverfront, Rampart Saint Claude, and Loyola Union Passenger Terminal Loop. Of these, the Saint Charles line is charming vintage streetcars and a distinctive dark green. It is the oldest continuously operating streetcar line worldwide. This will take you from the Central Business District to the Garden District. The Red Canal Street line is another main line from Canal Street (between the Central Business District and French Quarter) 5.5 miles to the City Park. For more on the lines, visit here.
The streetcars are super affordable too. For a Jazzy Pass, it is $3 for a one-day pass and $9 for three-day pass.
Uber and Lyft
Uber seemed to be cheaper than Lyft at the time of my visit. However, check to compare. Plenty of drivers are available.
You could also opt for a hop-on hop-off tour bus for a full day of scenic visits and information.
Finally, the city is pretty walkable within the varying districts. If you can grab a streetcar and get to a district, you can walk from site to site.
Jackson Square is the beating heart of New Orleans, located in the French Quarter and surrounded by iconic buildings. The square was designed by architect and engineer Adrien de Pauger in 1721, originally serving as the main market for the French colonial city.
Today, it’s a beautiful spot to explore with teens. Take in the stunning architecture, visit the historic St. Louis Cathedral, visit the Louisiana State Museum next door, or shop for souvenirs at the art galleries and antique shops that line the square.
You can also find plenty of fortune tellers, street performers, musicians and mimes, who will be sure to keep your teens entertained. In addition, there are usually some local artists and portrait painters creating works of art on canvas – it’s a great way to take home a unique piece of New Orleans culture.
Just outside of Jackson Square, you’ll find the infamous Cafe du Monde serving up the Louisiana State Pastry, beignets. Order with cafe au lait, these beignets are drowning in powdered sugar. I can only imagine the folks who work there must be covered in it daily!
While some tips would say to take the line to the pick-up/carry-out window around the backside of the restaurant, I did not see where this was faster. While we did wait in line, we were seated quickly. As there is only one main thing on the menu, tables turn over fairly quickly to move that line along. Plus, one of the many street performers entertained us in line playing classic New Orleans jazz music.
Historic French Quarter
The French Quarter is not only New Orleans’s oldest and most historic neighborhood, it’s probably the most recognizable to your teens thanks to Bourbon Street and Jackson Square. The historic buildings here are some of the most photographed thanks to their old-world architecture.
One of the most popular things to do in New Orleans with teens is to take a leisurely stroll through the historic French Quarter. As you wander through this iconic neighborhood, you’ll find stunning architecture, vibrant street art, and dozens of delicious restaurants and bars. Live jazz often pours out of the various venues or takes place on the street corners. Take your time and explore the narrow cobblestone streets, browsing the quaint shops and stopping by cafés for a coffee or beignet. Can’t decide where to eat, pop over to the French Market for an array of choices.
Don’t forget to check out some of the area’s most famous attractions like Marie Laveau’s House of Voodoo, the old Ursuline Convent, and the Presbytere, home to a colorful collection of Mardi Gras artifacts.
The French Quarter is also home to some of New Orleans’ most famous festivals, so if you’re visiting during Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest, or one of the other celebrations, it’s the perfect place to get in on all the action!
One of my favorite and top recommendations for the French Quarter is to dine at The Court of Two Sisters. Located on 613 Royal Street, it’s a live Jazz Brunch Buffett in a charming courtyard dripping with overgrown bougainvillea vines, fountains, and craggy cobblestones that is quintessential old New Orleans. The brunch is all you can eat servicing up traditional New Orleans fares such as crawfish, red beans and rice, gumbo, and more. You may wait in line to enter if you’re there before 9, but it moves fast as there it is a large enough venue to accommodate.
The location dates back to 1726 before it became the Court of Two Sisters in 1886, as a dress shop outfitting society ladies in fashions from Paris. It finally became a restaurant in 1963 and has operated a jazz brunch since.
I would not recommend Bourbon Street as a place to visit in the evenings with teens. That said, it is iconic, festive, and historic. A walking tour or food tour mentioned below will take you along Bourbon Street. Visit some of the jazz clubs located on the street and listen to live music while sipping your favorite drink.
Parallel to Bourbon Stree, Royal Street is more fun for teens to explore. Royal Street is full of beautiful galleries and boutiques selling everything from antiques to jewelry. Your teens will love perusing through the endless items and watching the street performers as they pass by. As you walk down the street, you will be able to admire the old buildings and balconies that line the street. It’s truly an amazing sight that your teens won’t want to miss!
New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum
Located in the heart of the French Quarter, the New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum offers an interesting look into the city’s past and present voodoo culture. The museum offers a variety of fascinating artifacts and exhibits that explore the history and practice of voodoo and its impact on the city. Visitors can learn about voodoo rituals and traditional African-based beliefs, as well as how it has been embraced by locals and tourists alike. The museum also has several authentic items related to voodoo, including dolls, skulls, and ritual items. Visitors can also pick up souvenirs and gifts at the museum’s gift shop. The museum is open seven days a week and offers guided cemetery tours, lectures, and workshops to further explore voodoo culture. With its unique blend of culture and history, the New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum is a must-see destination for any trip to the city.
New Orleans Preservation Hall
New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz and there is no better place to experience it than Preservation Hall.
Located on Saint Peter Street, New Orleans Preservation Hall is a must-see destination for visitors of all ages. Founded in 1961, Preservation Hall, like all locations in New Orleans, dates back even further as a place where Jazz musicians gathered in the 1950s. It is a small, intimate venue dedicated to preserving the spirit of jazz music from the city’s past. Each evening, the band plays a selection of traditional New Orleans Jazz classics, making for an unforgettable experience.
The Hall features a variety of concerts and special events, such as the Preservation Hall Legacy Series which honors local legends and musicians who have been influential in the development of New Orleans jazz. This series is curated by jazz historian, Ben Jaffe, and his team. The venue also offers educational programs and workshops on the history and tradition of jazz music in the area.
In addition to live performances, Preservation Hall also has an excellent museum filled with artifacts from the early days of jazz in the city. Visitors can learn about the influence of jazz on the culture of New Orleans and its importance to the city’s identity. The Hall also features a gift shop with souvenirs and recordings from some of its featured artists.
New Orleans Jazz Museum
The New Orleans Jazz Museum is a must-see for anyone looking to explore the city’s vibrant musical history. Located in the historic Old U.S. Mint on Esplanade Ave., the museum houses one of the most extensive collections of jazz artifacts and memorabilia in the world. You’ll get to learn about the city’s rich musical history, see vintage instruments, listen to live jazz performances, and even try your hand at playing jazz yourself.
The museum offers several interactive exhibits and educational programs, like Jam Sessions with local musicians, which allow visitors to learn more about jazz music and the history of jazz in New Orleans. In addition to its educational offerings, the museum also features the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame and a jazz record library, so you can pick up some new music to take home with you.
So, if you’re looking for an interesting way to explore New Orleans’ history and culture, then you should definitely make a stop at the New Orleans Jazz Museum. It’s sure to be an enjoyable experience for both music aficionados and casual visitors alike!
A trip to New Orleans isn’t complete without a visit to the historic French Market. This beloved market is an iconic part of the city and a great place to explore with teens. The six blocks of shops, restaurants, and vendors offer a plethora of items to explore, including handmade jewelry, vintage clothing, home decor, and plenty of souvenirs.
The main attraction here is the food – whether you’re looking for fresh produce, Cajun cuisine, or artisanal treats, there’s something for everyone in the French Market. Get your teens to try new flavors from the food stalls and treat them to a special dessert from one of the local bakeries. Don’t forget to sample some of the delicious Creole dishes on offer too!
The French Market also hosts regular events like live music performances and outdoor movie screenings, as well as art markets and more. Make sure to check the schedule for any special events happening during your visit. With so much variety, the French Market is sure to be a highlight of your trip to New Orleans with teens!
Exploring New Orleans on foot is one of the best ways to experience all the city has to offer. With its unique architecture, colorful history, and vibrant culture, a walking tour is an absolute must for anyone visiting the Big Easy.
There are plenty of walking tours to choose from, both with a guide or self-guided. Make sure if you’re choosing a walking tour that you are doing so with a licensed guide. All guides are required to go through a licensing program with the city. You can ensure you’re getting a licensed guide if you go through a reputable service such as Viator.
We enjoyed an expert guided tour within the Garden District from Tour New Orleans. They offer Garden District, French Quarter, Treme, Voodoo, haunted, and music tours.
Take a ghost tour if you’re interested in those. New Orleans is the most haunted city filled with ghost stories. Definitely, something the teens will enjoy.
If you’ve ever taken a walking tour and thought, gee, I could enjoy some food along with this, then a food tour is for you. New Orleans is known for its unique and delectable cuisine, and a great way to experience it all is by taking a food tour. From the traditional Creole dishes to the Cajun delicacies, there’s something for everyone. You’ll sample iconic dishes like po’boys, jambalaya, gumbo, beignets, and more.
We did a French Quarter food tour with Destination Kitchen, rating delicious dishes across the French Quarter while learning the history of the dish and surrounding architecture. We sampled jambalaya, gumbo, alligator, muffaletta, pralines, and char-grilled oysters.
City Park in the heart of New Orleans, upriver, is New Orleans’ own Central Park. In fact, this 1300-acre urban park is larger than Central Park in NYC. Filled with 100+-year-old live oaks, it exudes a southern aesthetic. Located inside the park are a carousel, festival grounds, gondolas, the New Orleans Botanical Garden, The New Orleans Museum of Art, and several athletic facilities. Your teens will enjoy exploring the park or taking in a soccer game at the Pan American Stadium.
Located in the Mid-City area of New Orleans, City Park is one of the city’s most beloved attractions. Spanning 1,300 acres of lush gardens and historic monuments, City Park is the perfect spot to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city. Visitors can take a leisurely stroll through the picturesque paths or take a bike ride around the lake.
The park also features many different attractions, including Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, which offers classic rides like a roller coaster and ferris wheel. The park also has a large collection of sculptures, which visitors can explore and appreciate. Additionally, visitors can learn about the history of New Orleans at the adjacent New Orleans Museum of Art.
There are several activities available for visitors in City Park, including outdoor concerts, paddle boating, and mini golfing at City Putt. Families can enjoy a picnic in the grassy areas or take a ride on one of the beautiful carousels. With so much to do, City Park is a great place to spend an afternoon with teens.
Foodies can also enjoy the many culinary delights available on Canal Street. From classic Creole dishes like jambalaya and gumbo to tacos and Mexican-inspired cuisine, there is a taste to satisfy every palate. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite or an upscale dining experience, you won’t be disappointed.
Visitors can also take in some of the local cultures with numerous street performances taking place along the avenue. Here you can see everything from jazz bands to fire breathers and mimes.
No visit to New Orleans would be complete without a stroll down Canal Street.
Since the streetcar runs along Canal Street, you could treat it as a hop-on hop-off way to see the sights. See something interesting, hop off. Just make sure you have a Jazzy Pass to make it worthwhile.
Vue Orleans, just between the Warehouse District and Canal street is an interactive history of the city, along with 360-degree indoor and outdoor observation decks. Learn about the history of the city and the various people that created the city through interactive exhibits, as well as some of the cocktail culture, and music culture, before riding to the observation deck. See all the tributaries that flow into the Mississippi, then go one more floor up to see the Mississippi from the 34th floor.
On the edge of the French Quarter, JAM NOLA has 17 exhibits of joy, art, and music (JAM). Listed as a cultural funhouse, the immersive exhibits showcase more of the history of the city and just have some amazing photo opportunities. I did not get a chance to see this in person, but I have seen several friends visit since. It looks like a lot of fun. Teens in particular will love this New Orleans location for its creative and engaging photo opportunities.
If you’re looking for an exciting adventure in New Orleans, why not take a swamp tour? A swamp tour is a great way to get up close and personal with the local wildlife and experience Louisiana’s beautiful swamps.
Swamp tours can be taken by boat or kayak and last anywhere from 1-4 hours. The guides are knowledgeable about the area, so you can learn about the history of the swamp and the creatures that inhabit it. You may even spot some alligators and other species of birds. It’s an incredible experience that everyone should have the chance to enjoy.
When planning your tour, make sure to wear appropriate clothing and gear such as insect repellent, sunblock, and a hat. Be sure to bring a camera along as you will want to capture these amazing moments!
Swamp tours are the perfect activity for teens looking for an exciting outdoor experience. So if you’re visiting New Orleans, make sure to add a swamp tour to your list of things to do!
Mardi Gras World
If you want to get a real sense of the spirit and pageantry of New Orleans, then a visit to Mardi Gras World is a must. Located in the historic Faubourg Marigny district, Mardi Gras World is one of the city’s premier attractions. It offers a behind-the-scenes look at the making of floats and costumes used in some of the largest and most popular Mardi Gras parades.
If you’re looking for an interactive experience, check out the Mask Maker Workshop, which offers a hands-on opportunity to design your own mask. Other activities include lectures about Mardi Gras culture and a scavenger hunt for younger visitors.
No visit to New Orleans with teens would be complete without a stop at Mardi Gras World. It’s an ideal destination for teens who want to learn more about the city’s rich history and traditions while having fun. Mardi Gras World is part of a New Orleans Go City Pass. The go City Pass gets you into up to 25 attractions for one price.
The Warehouse District in New Orleans is the perfect place to explore with your teens. It’s a vibrant and exciting part of town, full of unique sights, sounds, and activities. With its blend of art galleries, music venues, retail shops, and restaurants, this area is a great place to spend the day.
The Warehouse District, named because at one time it was full of the city’s warehouses, is a revitalized arts center known for exposed brick buildings, Edison lightbulbs, and art galleries. The Warehouse District is home to some of the best art galleries in New Orleans. From contemporary works to traditional pieces, many of the galleries host special events such as artist talks, openings and more.
National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum in New Orleans is one of the most popular attractions for teens. Located in downtown New Orleans, the museum offers an array of interactive exhibits and displays that tell the story of World War II from the perspective of both American and international troops. Teens can immerse themselves in the sights, sounds, and stories of this historic period with a visit to the main museum building. Here, they’ll find a variety of artifacts, interactive multimedia displays, special exhibits, and more. The museum also offers various youth programming, including educational workshops and classes, summer camps, tours, and lectures.
For those looking for a more immersive experience, the Louisiana Memorial Pavilion at the museum showcases the sights and sounds of the war through its life-sized dioramas and audio-visual displays. With its mix of history and fun, the National WWII Museum is a must-visit destination for teens visiting New Orleans.
For a unique shopping experience, don’t miss taking your teens to Magazine Street in New Orleans. Here you will find a variety of interesting stores that you won’t find anywhere else. From art galleries to clothing boutiques and more, there is a store for every style. You can find vintage treasures and one-of-a-kind items that make perfect souvenirs to remember your trip. There are also plenty of restaurants and cafes nearby so you can grab a bite to eat while you shop. For unique shopping opportunities in New Orleans, then you should definitely check out Magazine Street.
Riverboat or Paddleboat Tours
One of the most enjoyable ways to explore the canals and swamps of New Orleans is with a riverboat or paddleboat tour. My favorite is one that combines jazz with the historic riverboat experience.
Guided tours are a great way to learn more about the culture and history of New Orleans. You can often find both daytime and nighttime boat tours, which will give you the opportunity to see the city at different times of the day. Many of these tours provide great views of the Mississippi River and wildlife.
The Steamboat Natchez evening jazz cruise has a dinner option. You’ll cruise through the Mississippi on a classic paddle-wheel boat ride with a creole inspired dinner and live jazz music. This is a great way to see the Mississippi River. During the evening tour enjoy the sunset along with the lights of New Orleans. Alternatively, you could do a Jazz Brunch cruise.
I mentioned above that a guided walking tour was a great way to see the Garden District. If you have time to explore, start on St. Charles Avenue by taking the streetcar to Lafayette Cemetery No. 1. Currently you cannot enter the cemetery, but you can view it from the four gates on the outside of the cemetery. This 19th-century cemetery is an important part of New Orleans’ history as it holds the graves of many famous locals, including actors, politicians, musicians, and writers.
This beautiful neighborhood has been home to some of the city’s most prominent residents, including celebrities and politicians. The historic mansions, manicured gardens, and majestic oak trees are a sight to behold.
Start your Garden District exploration on St. Charles Avenue, home to dozens of beautiful 19th-century homes and picturesque gardens. Another good place to begin is at the intersection of Coliseum and St. Charles, where you can find several grand homes that were built between 1840 and 1859. As you continue down the avenue, you will come across lush green squares, ornate iron gates, and antique street lamps.
The Garden District is full of beauty and history, making it a must-see destination for any visit to New Orleans.
Get a Snow Ball
There’s nothing more refreshing than getting a cool, sweet snowball on a hot New Orleans day. With its signature light and fluffy ice, the snowball has been a New Orleans tradition for decades. It’s the perfect treat for the teens in your group who are looking for something a bit different from traditional ice cream.
You can find snowballs all over the city. You’ll find push carts and little shops serving up this delicious treat. No matter where you go, you’re sure to find many unique flavors. Some of the most popular include wedding cake, bubble gum, banana split, blueberry, tiger’s blood, and much more! You can also top your snowball with condensed milk or cream for an extra-special flavor.
Whether you’re looking for something to cool off or just a fun snack, getting a snowball is a must-do while in New Orleans. You’ll love how light and refreshing it tastes, and it makes for great photo ops! So make sure you add it to your list of things to do when visiting the Big Easy.
Located in the Uptown neighborhood of New Orleans, Audubon Park is the perfect place to spend an afternoon with your teens. With its luscious greenery, winding pathways, and abundance of activities, this park is enjoyable for all.
Start your visit by exploring the park’s walking trails that wind around a lagoon and past various monuments. Take a moment to relax and enjoy the scenery, or take your teens on a nature-filled scavenger hunt. You can also take a stroll down the oak-lined avenues or have a picnic in the open fields of the park.
If your teens are feeling adventurous, head to the Audubon Zoo for some animal sightings. There you’ll find exotic creatures like tigers, giraffes, monkeys, and much more. Or take them to the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas for an up-close look at sharks, jellyfish, and other aquatic life.
For a more recreational experience, there are plenty of options. Rent bikes to cruise around the park and get a good workout in. There are also volleyball courts, a golf course, outdoor fitness equipment, and plenty of open space to run around and play some games. Or if they’re looking to just relax, grab a bite at one of the food trucks or take a nap in the hammocks strung up throughout the park.
Audubon Park is a great place to spend an afternoon with your teens – no matter what kind of activities they’re into. So pack a picnic lunch and head over to explore all this urban oasis has to offer.
Mardi Gras and Other Festivals
It’s likely that no matter the time of year you visit, you’ll find a festival in New Orleans.
Mardi Gras is the biggest and most iconic festival in New Orleans, but there are many other festivals that offer a unique and memorable experience. During the year, New Orleans celebrates a variety of festivals from jazz to food to art. Some of the more popular festivals include:
- French Quarter Festival – This event is the largest free music festival in the South, celebrating traditional and contemporary jazz, blues, funk, gospel, and classical music.
- Bayou Boogaloo – This two-day music and arts festival is held annually on the banks of Bayou St. John in Mid-City New Orleans. It includes a variety of activities such as live music, an art market, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding.
- Essence Festival – This event is one of the largest African American cultural events in the country. It brings together celebrities, entrepreneurs, politicians, and musical acts for four days of fun.
- Jazz & Heritage Fest – One other popular festival you won’t want to miss if you’re visiting New Orleans with teens is the annual Jazz Fest. Held over two weekends, this festival brings together some of the best local and international jazz acts, as well as a variety of food and art vendors. The best part is that the festival is free for children under 12, so you can enjoy it without breaking the bank.
No matter when you visit New Orleans, there is sure to be a festival or event happening that will give you an authentic taste of the city’s culture. So get out there and experience it! Check the events calendar here for a full round-up.
Attend a New Orleans Saints Game
If you’re looking for a fun and exciting way to experience New Orleans, then attending a New Orleans Saints game is a perfect choice. As one of the most beloved teams in the NFL, the Saints have a strong fan base that loves to cheer on their team. Whether you’re from the area or just visiting, you can’t miss out on the opportunity to attend a Saints game.
The Saints play their home games at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome located in the heart of downtown New Orleans. This stadium has been around since 1975 and has hosted some of the biggest events in sports history including eight Super Bowls, four NCAA Final Fours, and numerous concerts. With a capacity of 73,208, it’s sure to be an electrifying atmosphere when attending a Saints game.
The tailgating scene outside the Superdome is legendary and well worth experiencing. Fans will arrive several hours before kickoff and set up shop in parking lots near the stadium. There’s always plenty of food and drinks to enjoy while meeting fellow Saints fans. Once inside, the energy level only increases as everyone gets pumped up for the game.
Attending a Saints game is a great way to experience all the sights and sounds of New Orleans. You’ll be surrounded by passionate fans, good vibes, and delicious food. So make sure to add a Saints game to your list of things to do when in New Orleans!
or check out New Orleans Rugby team for an action-packed game. NOLA Gold Ruby plays from February to May.
Explore Louisiana’s history and culture with a visit to the beautiful River Parishes, located just outside of New Orleans. The River Parishes include St. Charles Parish, St. James Parish, and St. John the Baptist Parish.
One of the most popular attractions in the River Parishes is Oak Alley Plantation. Oak Alley Plantation is an antebellum-style plantation that dates back to the 18th century. This historic site features one of the most iconic and photographed views in Louisiana, with its 28 majestic oak trees lining a path that leads to the plantation house. Visitors can explore the plantation house and learn about its history through guided tours. There are also opportunities to take part in cooking classes and enjoy dinner at the restaurant on-site. Whether you’re interested in learning more about Louisiana’s history or simply looking for a unique experience, a visit to Oak Alley Plantation is a must while visiting the River Parishes.
Located just outside of New Orleans, Jefferson Parish is a great spot for teens to explore and have some fun. The parish is home to the Jefferson Parish Historical Museum, the popular street art district of Fat City, and many quaint restaurants, cafes and shops. Take the time to explore the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, which is located on the Barataria Preserve, where you can learn about the history of the area, or take a guided tour of the swamp to spot local wildlife.
If your teens are looking for something more adventurous, there’s no better place than Jefferson Parish. The parish is home to several adventure parks, such as Lafreniere Park, which features an interactive water play area and mini-golf course, and the Airboat Adventure Park, which offers thrilling airboat rides through the swamps and bayous of the area.
Finally, be sure to check out Grand Isle State Park, which has a beautiful beachfront perfect for swimming, fishing and kayaking. With so much to do and see, Jefferson Parish is an ideal spot for teens to explore and have a great time in the New Orleans area.