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Travel Tips: Family Fun in New Orleans

Posted by Nancy on June 09, 2016

"If a fact-filled wander about town sounds like pure punishment, think again. For children, learning about the past can be fascinating, if the setting is right. Taking in the sights from a carriage is decidedly cool. So is picking out the mule leading your expedition."

It's true! A fantastic article written by Amy Tara Koch for The New York Times features a whole slew of must-dos for families planning to visit New Orleans.

The article, published in The New York Times on June 1, 2016, gave an honorable mention to our hard-working mules and the carriage drivers that love them. 

What a great description of our carriage tours! 

In just 30-minutes, our carriage tour covers more ground and history than a 2-hour walking tour! Each tour discusses history, culture, architecture, and dabbles into the subjects of voodoo, food, music, and more! These mule-drawn excursions are perfect for kids of all ages! 

In addition to recommending a mule-drawn carriage tour of the French Quarter with Royal Carriages, the article also suggests phenomenal New Orleans traditions such as beignets at Cafe DuMonde, an overstuffed po'boy at Johnny's, dancing and dining at Three Muses on Frenchmen, and more.

For fun culinary experience the whole family can enjoy, we agree with the selections of Dat Dog, Sucre`, and Jacque-Imo's Cafe for fun atmosphere and flavorful dishes that even the pickiest of eaters can enjoy! 

The New York Times also suggested that New Orleans is considered one of the Top 5 Family Vacation Alternatives to Disney World! 

Click here to read the article: The New York Times "New Orleans is a Party for Families"

We had a private carriage ride with Jason and Professor LongHair. It was absolutely worth it. We went on a walking tour the night before, and there were obnoxious folks on it that had to be the center of attention that marred the tour. This is exactly why I booked a private carriage ride for an hour. I wanted to hear some history of the city in an environment that I could ask questions and was tailored to my interests. I'm a history buff, which is why I was being persnickety. Jason was great. He had jokes for my husband and entertained him while educating me, which was the perfect combination. He also explained how the Professor LongHair is treated in the off hours and how he (the mule) gets months long sabbaticals every year. It was a wonderful experience and I'd definitely do it again in a heartbeat.

Traveler46077 - TripAdvisor.com

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