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New Orleans family vacation

Does anyone have lodging suggestions for two families (4 adults, 3 kids ages 8-12) in March in New Orleans? Last year we did a Mexico trip at a lovely family friendly resort, this year we really want to try New Orleans. Either a house with a pool, hotel with water slides, resort cabins, etc, would be good. We'd welcome ideas and trip suggestions.

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1. Re: New Orleans family vacation

Here's a posting about what others visiting with kids were questioning - sorry it doesn't have anything to do with the lodging you're looking for though.

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g60864-i34-k479918…

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2. Re: New Orleans family vacation

You won't find hotels with waterslides or resort cabins in the city, and most hotels in or near the French Quarter have outdoor pools, and March is too cold to use them, usually.

If swimming is a priority, you might prefer to go to NOLA in the summer.

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3. Re: New Orleans family vacation

Here's the NOLA hotels that have pools. Chateau Bourbon's pool is heated. And Royal Sonesta's pool is heated. Homewood Suites has an indoor pool. Good luck.

Bourbon Orleans Hotel @ 717 Orleans Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 523 - 2222.

http://www.bourbonorleans.com/

Chateau Bourbon Hotel @ 800 Iberville Street New Orleans, LA 504 - 586 - 0800.

http://www.chateaubourbonneworleans.com/

Homewood Suites @ 901 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 581 - 5599. I

http://tinyurl.com/455ejjw

Hotel Monteleone @ 214 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 523 - 3341.

http://hotelmonteleone.com/

Hotel Provincial @ 1024 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 581 - 4995.

http://www.hotelprovincial.com/

Omni Royal Orleans Hotel @ 621 St. Louis St., New Orleans, Louisiana 504 - 529 - 5333.

omnihotels.com/findahotel/neworleansroyalorl… Sonesta Hotel @ 300 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 504 - 586 - 0300.

http://tiny.cc/epzyw

Edited: 11:27 am, September 20, 2011
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4. Re: New Orleans family vacation

Although New Orleans is very appropriate for a family vacation, the primary areas of interest are urban, and without cabins, resorts or water parks. The City does offer a broad assorment of accomodations, including condo apartments, hotels of all types, and guest houses, inns and B&Bs.

Edited: 11:39 am, September 20, 2011
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5. Re: New Orleans family vacation

Axel, I stayed at the Sonesta last Feb. and tried the pool and if was arctic cold. Maybe the heater was OOS. And for those of us from frigid climes temps in NO in Feb/Mar are balmy!

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6. Re: New Orleans family vacation

Welcome to the New Orleans TA Board!

In my honest opinion, New Orleans is a great family destination no matter what the time of year. There are so many fabulous things to do with children. You can:

1. Take them to the Audubon Aquarium, Zoo or Insectarium (three seperate places-you can purchase a combo ticket in order to see all three)

2. Take them to the World War 2 Museum-they have a great 4D movie and lots of neat exhibits. Take the lil' ones to American Sector afterwards, their lunches come in an old-timey tin box and the sodas are handmade and served in glass aerators. Love it!

3. Beignets at Cafe Du Monde. Great place, and what kid doesn't love a 1/2 pound of powdered sugar?

4. Swamp tours! Love Honey Island

5. Plantation Tours

6. Steamboat Ride on a Mississippi paddlewheel

7. Get tickets to a Hornets game at the Superdome

8. Take the little ones to see great live Jazz at Preservation Hall (not a bar, so children are allowed).

9. Get all gussied up for a fancy brunch or afternoon lunch.

10. Take a spooky ghost tour (I love Bloody Marys Tours-she'll do a private one and tailor it so it's not too scary for the little ones).

I work in the travel industry and very often combine a couple of nights in New Orleans and one of the 4/5 night cruises that leaves from NoLA. It'll give you those blue waters and slides along with combining the history and attractions of New Orleans as well.

When in March are you thinking? It's past carnival season, but there are some excellent parades for St.Patrick's Day. Family-friendly (no boobs), you may catch beads or even a cabbage! Great fun!

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