New Orleans doesn't spring to mind as the first place to take a child, but there are plenty of activities and sights appropriate for children, who often get a kick out of the city (and love Mardi Gras!). They, too, probably dislike the heat, so summer months may not be best. Look for the "Kids" icon throughout this guide for accommodations, restaurants, and attractions that are particularly kid-friendly.
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