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    Question for Planderella

    Planderella,

    We are heading out for New Orleans Monday morning for a few days away with the kids. We plan to do the aquarium, zoo, and children's museum. We are staying at the Radisson on Canal. Can you recommend any other activities suitable for the kids (ages 8 & 5)? Also, can you recommend any kid-friendly restaurants in that area?

    Thanks,

    jestes
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    Cyburbian Emeritus Chet's avatar
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    I'm not Planderella and I don't play her on TV, but I've been there a few times.

    As I recall, there's a Mardi Gras Museum that's pretty cool, and should hold a kids attention.

    If you're doing the acquarium and zoo on the same day, there's a boat that runs between the two. Its a great ride.

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    I know a few places in the Quarters that would be very educational for the kids...
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    You were smart to come after Mardi Gras. The "turk" was referring to the John James Audubon Zoo Cruise. In fact, you can probably purchase a package that would include the zoo, aquarium and the IMAX theatre along with the cruise.

    Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World is also a pretty cool visit. You guys can catch the Algiers Ferry right at the foot of Canal Street (right between the aquarium and the Spanish Plaza/Riverwalk) over to the westbank and walk or catch a shuttle from the ferry landing.

    I personally love riding the St. Charles streetcar....it's a nice scenic tour of uptown.

    I don't have any kids so I know nothing about kid-friendly restaurants other than the places I wanted to eat at that age - Mickey D's and Burger King.
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    Watching the ships go by on the river can be fun. You may also find something going on near the Cabildo. I think you may find some more kid-friendly food near there, from ice cream to outdoor cafes.

    I think the opening night reception of the 2001 APA conference was held at the aquarium.

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    Being only 90 miles or so from New Orleans I have actually spent quite a bit of time there. However, experiencing the City with my kids will be quite different. Several people have told me about the zoo cruise and we plan to do that along with the LA Children's museum and some daytime activity in the Quarter.

    Thanks for the hints.

    Jay
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