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2 Days in New Orleans

Great ideas! What can you recommend for a family with a 13 year old and trying to watch their budget?

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Here are SOME of the "must dos" in the French Quarter alone:

-Visit Jackson Square and peruse the offerings of the artists and craftsmen there.

-Stop often and listen to the street musicians and observe the street performers.  BE SURE TO TIP THEM IF YOU LIKE THEIR PERFORMANCE. ( For that reason, be sure to bring a bunch of dollar bills, and fives too.)

-Go into the beautiful old St Louis Cathedral at Jackson Square. Again, BE SURE TO LEAVE AN OFFERING to show your appreciation.

-Visit the French Market to peruse the Flea Market and the Farmer's Market and the associated restaurants and shops.

-Take a buggy ride from Jackson Square around the Quarter to get narrated history lesson.

-Eat a beignet at Cafe Du Monde.

-Eat a po'boy sandwich or some crawfish or alligator on a stick.

-Drink a Hurricane in the courtyard at Pat O'Briens.

-Take a walk along the Mississippi River levee.

- Take a cruise down the river on the Riverboat Natchez.

-Take a FREE ride on the Algiers Ferry to get a great view of the Quarter from the ferry.

-As an alternative at nite, walk over to Frenchman Street to the jazz clubs.

-EAT, EAT, EAT, EAT, EAT, EAT at many of the dozens of superb dining establishments in the Quarter.

-SHOP, SHOP, SHOP, SHOP, SHOP, SHOP in everything from "touristy" shops to high-end places.

-Take a ride on fhe streetcars, which opens up an entire new set of activities OUTSIDE of the FQ!

-If you are active, take a bike tour or a kayak tour on St John Bayou.

-Take a tour to visit local plantations or swamps or a "Katrina tour" to understand the devastation and recovery from that terrible event.

And this list has only touched on SOME of the highlights.  Others will, I'm sure, add to this list.  Be sure to ask more questions as you firm up your itinerary.

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I would stay away from Bourbon Street with a 13-year-old. Preservation Hall and some of the music venues on Frenchmen Street allow youngsters. Just walking around the French Quarter following the activities above doesn't cost much. There are also museums.

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Thanks! Any reasonably priced fabulous restaurants? Their child loves pretty much any kind of food!

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Super helpful! Thanks!

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Many of the nice restaurants have lunch specials (with drink specials for adults), that are the same food, but much more reasonable than dinner.

Antoine's, August, Adelaide's, Commander's Palace, SoBou, Muriel's, Dominica, (3-5:00 instead of lunch) etc.

These are all very good restaurants.

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Thank you!!!

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