New Orleans – Things to do with your Team

As a major port and largest city in the state of Louisiana, New Orleans brims with fun things for tweens and teens to see and do. If you’re traveling with your team to this historic city, you’ll definitely want to include some interesting kid-friendly attractions on your travel itinerary. Fortunately, New Orleans boasts a wide array of historic and culturally rich venues as well as attractions that the kids in your group are sure to love. You can make your travel experience extra memorable when you visit the following New Orleans destinations.


Audubon Zoo

Bring the kids in your group to the renowned Audubon Zoo to hang out with its gorillas, elephants, and alligators. The zoo even boasts rare Amur tigers, stunning pink flamingos, and surprisingly thoughtful orangutans. What’s interesting about many of America’s most celebrated zoos is that they all have their own distinctive character, and the Audubon Zoo is no exception. From its stunning architecture to its amazing animal exhibits, the zoo is a must when traveling with kids of any age. 6500 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70118


The French Quarter

New Orleans - Things to do with your Team - Travel - Hotels4TeamsAs the oldest neighborhood in New Orleans, the French Quarter is one of the city’s most culturally rich areas. The best way to see the neighborhood’s highlights is to take a guided tour. However, if the weather is fine, you and your team might be up for a bicycle rental excursion, which is a great way to see the sights and experience the balmy bayou weather. When planning your own tour of the French Quarter, be sure kids snap some photos of attractions like the St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Equestrian Statue, and the legendary balconies and terraces of Bourbon Street’s historic buildings. 124 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130


Adventure Quest Laser Tag

Adventure Quest Laser Tag is set in a futuristic facility that houses a 6,000-square-foot, multi-level Mayan-ruin laser-tag arena that provides ample obstacles to duck and dive behind while avoiding the cross-hairs of fellow competitors’ phasors. But that’s not all! They also have Bumper Cars, Cosmic Mini-Golf with nine holes of ancient obstacles illuminated by black light, Adventure Maze, Arcade, Climbing Challenge, and the Pharaoh’s Escape Room. There’s something for everyone. 1200 S Clearview Pkwy #1106, New Orleans, LA 70123


Steamboat Natchez

A ride on a Mississippi River steamboat is something the kids in your group are likely to never forget. The Steamboat Natchez features two-hour rides on the river year round. Your kids can visit the steam engine room to learn about the historic steamboats that once steamed up and down the Mississippi. They can also relax to live jazz music while enjoying Creole snacks along the journey. Toulouse Street Wharf, New Orleans, LA 70130


Mardi Gras World

You don’t have to travel to New Orleans during Mardi Gras to get to know what this legendary celebration is all about. While New Orleans is world famous for its Mardi Gras celebrations, Mardi Gras World is open all year long and provides visitors with access to all things Mardi Gras. Kids can witness elaborate costumes and floats and even take a tour of this amazing venue where some of the city’s most breathtaking parade floats have been made. 1380 Port of New Orleans Pl, New Orleans, LA 70130


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Urban Adventure Quest

Welcome to the home of Mardi Gras, Bourbon Street, Creole cuisine, and so much more. Explore New Orleans in a new kind of way by going on the Urban Adventure Quest. Head over to the downtown waterfront and start your fantastic journey through this cultural and historic city. You and your team will see many of the New Orleans landmarks like Jackson Square and some of the famous mark places. You’ll also experience authentic southern food like Po Boys and gumbo. Make sightseeing even more fun by taking the Urban Adventure Quest. 900 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130


Barataria Preserve

New Orleans boasts a unique environment made up of bayous and swamps. Touring Barataria Preserve is a great way for kids to experience the geography of the area for themselves. Because the preserve is home to wild things like snakes and gators, safety is a top priority, but the preserve regularly hosts school groups, so all you have to do is arrange a special visit and your group can witness the natural side of New Orleans. Preserve guides are incredibly knowledgeable and can point out the best trails for witnessing the preserve’s highlights. 419 Decatur St , New Orleans, LA 70130


Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

Situated on the banks of the Mississippi River, the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas specializes in the marine life of North and South America. Some of its most popular exhibits include its Amazon exhibit, which is home to piranhas and even an anaconda, and its Gulf of Mexico exhibit that features sharks and stingrays. Be sure to check out the aquariums white alligator and other popular residents like sea otters, jellyfish, penguins, and more. 1 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130


New Orleans City Park

As one of the most visited parks in the United States, New Orleans City Park is a must-visit destination for your group. The park’s landscape is utterly enchanting and filled with live oak trees – some estimated to be as old as 600-years-old. Founded in 1854, this historic park features many different attractions, including the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park (the kids will beg you to attend so be sure to set aside some time), the New Orleans Botanical Garden, the Pan American Stadium, and the New Orleans Museum of Art. Boating on the park’s various lagoons is also allowed and something your team is likely to enjoy. 1 Palm Dr, New Orleans, LA 70124


Carousel Gardens Amusement Park

New Orleans - Things to do with your Team - Travel - Hotels4TeamsThey don’t make carousels like they used. Once a staple of many parks throughout the nation, now carousels are not so easy to find. However, your team can take a ride on one of the greatest carousels around. Built in 1906, the historic carousel of Carousel Gardens Amusement Park is proud to share their awesome carousel with any and all visitors. Make some time to saddle up and ride one of these flying horses. Then, venture through the rest of the amusement park where you can enjoy all of the other rides. Bumper cars, Tilt-A-Whirl, a Ferris Wheel, roller coasters, and more are all waiting for you. 7 Victory Ave, New Orleans, LA 70124


New Orleans is a veritable treasure trove of culturally rich sites. While it’s true that many of its attractions like its legendary jazz clubs are aimed at adult audiences, groups with kids will find that there is no shortage of family-friendly attractions, too. New Orleans continues to attract visitors from all over the world with its world-class venues, historic neighborhoods, and unique geographical location on the mighty Mississippi River. The kids you escort are sure to remember their experiences in New Orleans for a lifetime.