Family-Friendly New Orleans Attractions
Looking for activities to entertain the whole family? Inspire young minds – and older ones, too – with a visit to one of these family-friendly New Orleans attractions: the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, the Audubon Zoo, and the National World War II Museum.
Downtown New Orleans is home to the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas – one of the top aquariums in the nation. Here you’ll find hundreds of aquatic species, some from nearby swamplands and the Gulf, and others from more exotic locations. See rare white alligators, rescued from a swamp in Louisiana. Touch baby sharks, and then watch much larger ones patrol the pilings of a replica oil rig. Witness the antics of sea otters and penguins at play. Or enjoy the undersea view from the Caribbean Reef tunnel. You can do it all in an afternoon at the Audubon Aquarium – less than a mile from our hotel.
The Aquarium isn’t the only haven for wildlife in New Orleans – the Audubon Zoo is also worth a visit. Like the Aquarium, the Zoo is one of the most highly-regarded facilities of its kind in the nation, filled with wildlife from Louisiana swamps as well as places from around the globe. You’ll see tigers, elephants, monkeys, gorillas, and other amazing creatures living in pleasing natural habitats. Our favorite habitat at Audubon Zoo is the swamp, filled with rocking chairs that beckon you to stop, relax, and take in the surroundings. In no time, you’ll forget that you’re in New Orleans, just four miles away from our Homewood Suites hotel.
The National D-Day Museum opened in 2000, but three years later, the facility was re-designated as the nation’s official World War II museum. Today, the National World War II Museum pays homage to America’s contribution to victory in both Europe and the Pacific. You’ll find several historic Allied and Axis aircraft as well as uniforms, weapons, vehicles, medals, photographs, and personal effects that each bring a small part of the war to life. And this great museum is only getting better, continuing to expand and share more and more of the war experience. You won’t find another place like this anywhere, and it’s just blocks from our hotel.
After a full day, you and your family will look forward to relaxing at our Homewood Suites New Orleans hotel. Our spacious suites feature free Wi-Fi, fully-equipped kitchens, and 37″ flat-screen TVs. And amenities like free breakfasts, a heated pool, and well-equipped fitness room will ensure a great stay. Why not book a suite near New Orleans’ best family-friendly attractions today?