YES! We just had a an incredible day here and we feel like we didn’t even scratch the surface of what this great city has to offer.
There is a great Aquarium, Zoo, museums, parks and more to do with kids. But being that this is a historical road trip, I wanted to learn more about the history of the is fun city while we were here.
Thanks to French Quartour Kids, we were able to spend the morning learning all bout New Orleans. We took a guided tour through the French Quarter with Maria from the company. She geared our tour for the older 2, adding in some fun tidbit for my 6 year old. She was extremely knowledgeable and we all learned a lot from her, including some gross stuff, like bathing habits in the 1800s. EWWWW. It was a great way to start the day, learning how New Orleans was built.
We switched gears a bit and headed to the National WWII Museum in the afternoon. This was hands-down one of the best historical museum experiences we have ever had. It was so well-done, with interactive exhibits left & right. The 4D movie about America in WWII was outstanding. It is so humbling to see how these men & women gave so much. This was obviously a bit over my 6 year old’s head but I know the older 2 got something out of it.
We headed back to the French Quarter and truth-be-told, we were dragging. We had walked everywhere and needed a rest – beignets to the rescue. It was just the perfect sugar pick me up we needed. And here’s a tip – if you go at 5pm, you can walk right up and get a table. At 9am, the line was at least an hour long.
We finished the evening on a dinner cruise on the Steamboat Natchez along the Mississippi River. It was a lovely way to end the day.
On to Atlanta tomorrow. Until then, here’s the recap of our day: