Family-friendly activities near our New Orleans hotel
New Orleans is a wonderful destination for families, with a multitude of interesting and exciting attractions - from an interactive insectarium to a museum dedicated entirely to Mardi Gras. Le Méridien New Orleans is ideally situated near some of the city’s most family-friendly activities. Explore with ease from our hotel.
Mardi Gras World
1380 PORT OF NEW ORLEANS PLACE
Just five minutes from our hotel, Mardi Gras World is a year-round celebration destination. Learn more about the history of this iconic New Orleans tradition, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to bring it to life each year.
Call 504-507-9319 for more information.
Airboat Rides + Swamp Tours
A must-do during your stay in New Orleans
Get to know the Louisiana swamps in a personal airboat tour. Perfect for families looking for outdoor adventure and exciting sights of the wild, airboat swamp tours are a great way to explore the habitat surrounding New Orleans. Learn more:
Discover the Art of Family Time
Make your getaway to New Orleans a family affair. Book our Family Package and enjoy:
- A second room for kids (up to 21 years) with 25% or 50% discount on second, lower-priced room
- Complimentary LEGO amenity at check-in
- Complimentary illy specialty coffee
- Discovery Guide with local family-friendly attractions, including free access to a local experience
- Kids under 12 eat free from Kids menu with purchase of adult meal in restaurant daily
Arrive Sunday - Thursday to save 50% on a second room. RESERVE >
6500 Magazine Street
Audubon is one of the South’s premier zoos, and is located just 20 minutes from our hotel. It’s open 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Call 800-774-7934 for information about the zoo and other attractions within the Audubon Institute.
1 Canal Street
Located around the corner from the hotel on the Mississippi River, the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas immerses your family in an underwater world; it features Caribbean reefs, walk-through tunnels, and a 400,000-gallon Gulf of Mexico exhibit. The Aquarium is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Call 800-774-7934 for more information.
Canal, RiverFront, St. Charles, and Loyola-UPT
This historic streetcar system offers a fun and family-friendly way to get to know New Orleans. Streetcars stop at attractions including the Audubon Zoo on Audubon Park.
Visit norta.com to plan out your trip and view streetcar routes.
New Orleans City Park
1 Palm Drive
Open until 11:00 p.m. daily, New Orleans City Park is 20 minutes from the hotel and offers a wide variety of attractions, recreational activities, walkable gardens, and events for the city of New Orleans to enjoy. City Park's newest attraction, City Putt, a 36-hole mini golf course open until 10:00 p.m. daily, is a must-do for families. Stop by Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, offering rides for all ages.
Call 504-483-9402 for amusement park hours and ticket information.
Louisiana Children's Museum
420 Julia Street
With 30,000 square feet of interactive space, the Louisiana Children's Museum encourages lifelong learning through interactive activities and a focus on relationship development. And it’s only four blocks from our hotel, so you and your family can walk there.
The museum is open daily until 5:00 p.m. Call 504-523-1357 for more information.
Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium
423 Canal Street
The Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium is a fascinating and fun thing to do during your stay in New Orleans. Watch an immersive film in the IMAX theater, visit the exotic culinary kitchens to taste a bug, and explore interactive insect exhibits - all in the same place! Stop by this local kids' favorite, just three blocks from the hotel.
Call 504-524-2847 to learn more about tickets and hours.