15 budget-friendly activities that prove New Orleans is the ultimate destination for a family getaway
New Orleans isn't just for college kids looking to have some fun at Mardi Gras.
No, the vibrant city is filled with a slew of family-friendly activities that are appropriate for kids of all ages. And as you're hitting the end-of-summer slump, it becomes more and more evident that NOLA is the perfect city getaway before the kids head back to school next month.
Full of culture, food, music and Southern charm, the Big Easy is a must-visit for any kind of traveler.
And it doesn't have to be pricey.
From a walking plantation tour, spending time with an entomologist at the Audubon Butterfly Garden, to indulging in beignets or spotting an alligator in the bayou, there are plenty of affordable activities the entire family can do together.
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