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I'm now officially planning our June 08 vacation to New Orleans, LA.

I'm now seeking all the free/low cost kid-friendly FUN things to do in town :)

so far my list includes:

city park (free)

geocaching (free)

children't museum ($7 per person x 4) - still looking for a coupon ;)

westwego swamp adventures (eek!, it's $24/adult, $12/kid, little j is still 5 so he's free - only found one coupon for $5 off the 4:00 tour) - I think I can find a better swamp tour, just not sure where to look?

I'd LOVE to get a New Orlean's coupon booklet, but I can't seem to find one that can be mailed to me here - and I don't want to wait until I get there to plan out activities -

Does anyone know of any other free/frugal,fun, kid friendly activities? :pirate:

TIA


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anybody??


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I'm not from Louisianna, but I love New Orleans. One of my all time favorite places. The aquarium there is really neat as well as the zoo. We took our grandson on one of the swamp tours and just loved it. I don't know if your kids would be interested or not, but we took our grandson with us to tour one of the plantations, Oak Alley near N.O. The French Market is neat too. I just love New Orleans with all the great food.

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Just driving around is still an adventure. We were in NO last summer and there is still so much evidence of Katrina. Huge apartment complexes still just as they were the day after. It can be alittle scary for kids. My 14 year old daughter was a little unnerved after driving around and seeing too much. We had visited there before the storm and had gone back to the area where grandma had lived and it was too changed. The mall across the road was gone and just the concrete pad was left.
I don't know how old your kids are but our tolerated the grave yard tour. We are into archtecture and enjoyed the overdone graveyards. But that was prestorm.

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I've only been to NO twice. The first time was for youngest ds's heart surgery and the second time was to take him back to see the drs when he was well, before we moved back to NY. I'd love to go back again, but I think I'd be too sad :(

Say hello to the NO Children's Hospital for me!!
 

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we've been before - but not since the hurricane.

this will be our first real "frugal" vaccation :)

I've got a list going of non-expensive things to do, and a cemetery tour is on there also. I found a website that listed all of the cemeteries and also listed details about which ones to not visit due to the neighborhood, which to visit only with a tour group, and which were safe to visit alone. :D I was happy to find that honest type of info!!
 

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I just got back from there 2 weeks ago. Marching band trip :)

I've been on the Westwago swamp tour-do it, the kids will love it! Gators swim out to the boat!

There is also a steamboat that is pretty cool, but if you do it during the day, you get a narrated tour of the river. It is called the Natchez.

A great Cajun restaurant is Mulatte's. It is near the convention center, across from the Riverwalk mall. Excellent food, and reasonable prices.

Don't forget to go to Cafe DuMonde to get beignets! YUM
 
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