New Orleans, Louisiana Professional Review and Guide
"New Orleans is a city of contrasts. A party place and the birthplace of jazz, this city is known for wild Mardi Gras celebrations and the lively nightlife of the French Quarter. Yet New Orleans is also a terrific family destination with great museums, a world-class aquarium and zoo, and historical sights—not to mention some of the best food around. A visit to this port city on the Mississippi—a mixture of eighteenth-century charm, Old South graciousness, and lively good times —makes for a memorable family vacation.
Since summers are hot and steamy, the best times to visit are March and April and October and November. Avoid February—that’s Mardi Gras time, when the city is too crowded and wild to be appreciated by kids. This eTrail is one complete vacation written with families in mind. It’s loaded with exciting things to do, family-friendly places to lodge and dine, recommended side trips, local sources of information, and detailed travel directions."