The most family-friendly places in Louisiana

Looking for some family-friendly places in Louisiana for your upcoming vacation? Here are some of the must-visit places that you and your family will love.

The most family-friendly places in Louisiana

Is your family in desperate need of a vacation? If it is, you are probably looking for some affordable, fun, and family-friendly places to visit this year. The United States is full of places that fit that description, but - no place will treat your family as well as Louisiana. The Pelican State has an abundance of options that will suit all of your needs and budget. From relaxation on sandy beaches to an adrenaline rush in the mountains - Louisiana has got you covered! So, start packing your bags! Here are some of the most family-friendly places in Louisiana that you have to visit this year. 

New Orleans 

The city of New Orleans is one of the most family-friendly places in Louisiana. Your children will be kept entertained during the entire vacation. If you and your children love animals and nature, it would be a good idea to start your vacation by visiting the Audubon Zoo, the Aquarium, or the Insectarium. These three places are easily reachable, and they are open seven days a week.


However, be sure to incorporate a visit to the City Park in your itinerary, too - your little ones will love it. There, you can, for example, go on a lake boat ride or take part in some water sports. If you are traveling with a toddler, visiting the Story Land is a must. And, if you are traveling with school-aged children, do not forget to visit the Carousel Gardens. There are many more places to visit in New Orleans, so do your research. One thing is for sure - this city is one of the best travel destinations for families for a good reason

A boy and a girl looking at a map.


Baton Rouge

If you plan to go to Louisiana this fall, you must go to Baton Rouge. Visiting the Death Valley on a Halloween night is something you and your children will remember for the rest of your lives. However, if haunted houses and scary shows are not your cup of tea, you can go for a hike on one of many nearby mountain trails, which look mesmerizing once the leaves start to change their colors. We also recommend checking out the farmers market, where you can buy and try some of the most delicious meals unique for this region. 


If you are traveling with 21+ children, consider going to the Tin Roof Brewery for some of the best craft beers or to the Varsity, where you can catch a big game on the big screen. The city of Baton Rouge has entertainment options for the entire family, so do not hesitate to visit it. Spare some time to explore it with your family, and you will soon be calling Zippy Shell Louisiana movers to relocate you to this fantastic city so that you can enjoy everything it has to offer forever


Did you know that the city of Lafayette is famous for being The Happiest City in America? And it has an excellent reason for that. Namely, in this city, there are various festivals all year round. You can be sure that you will have the time of your life whether you are traveling with a baby, a toddler, or a teen. Festivals here are designed to entertain people of all ages and walks of life. So, if you want to have some fun, find a cheap flight and accommodation, and start packing your bags. 


Some of the must-visit festivals include Festival International de Louisiane (largest international music and art festival in the US) and Festivals Acadiens et Créoles (featuring local food, authentic crafts, and music). However, if you do not come when festivals are taking place, do not worry. There are plenty of things you can do here with your family. You can, for instance, visit Vermillionville and check out the living history museum and folklife park.

A boy and a girl playing the guitar.


If you are not from Louisiana, you have probably never heard of Elmwood. Elmwood is a suburb of New Orleans, and it has a population of 5,698. Here live the people who want to be near the city but still avoid its hustle and bustle. Many of the residents of New Orleans have relocated here recently. Elmwood is cheaper and safer. There are plenty of real estate options and amenities one could choose from, including storage. Yes, even storage of great quality is available here.


However, we are here to talk about having fun in Elmwood. You can begin your stay by checking out the city's unique colonial history and culture alone or by following a guided tour. But, if you and your children want to see something more exciting, you can go on one of many swamp tours to see the alligators and other animals. Or, you can go on a witch tour and hear some fascinating stories about witches, ghosts, vampires, werewolves, etc.

Two girls wearing costumes.

Grand Isle 

Lastly, among excellent family-friendly places in Louisiana, Grand Isle is a must. This is a perfect place to visit if you and your family are into sports. Besides taking part in almost all sports you can imagine, you can also watch games and attend festivals dedicated to sports. Two of those festivals are a must - Blessing of the Fleet Fair and Migratory Bird Festival. If you visit them, you will be able to enjoy some of the best local foods, live music, old stories, carnival games, animal rides, etc. Grand Isle is also great for those who want a peaceful vacation. You can rent a hotel or a motel, or for a much better experience, you can even rent a cabin in the woods. So, if this is something you like - book your accommodation now

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