Ten Hip Family Vacations
If memories of New Orleans involve a rugged hangover during Mardi Gras after too many hurricanes, you should know there's a lot more to this jazzy city than booze and Bourbon Street. Kids can ogle sharks and penguins at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, take in the tigers at the Audubon Zoo, and board a steamboat for a scenic cruise on the Mississippi.
But there's no need to avoid the city's music scene. The Crescent City rhythms at Preservation Hall, where jazz legends can be heard jamming live, and Mid-City Lanes Rock N' Bowlpart bowling alley, part barall have G-rated entertainment. At Mid-City Lanes expect live zydeco, Cajun, and Rockabilly tunes.
Places to Stay:
Royal Sonesta, in the heart of the French Quarter, has a family-friendly reputation and a pool.
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