For something different, Louisiana is a terrific destination for families. If you visit in April you can tap your toes at top music festivals where kids are more than welcome.
In Lafayette, a free music festival takes over the whole town. Tots in strollers are just part of the all-ages crowds that wander from one venue to another, welcoming performers from around the world. Dates are approximately the third week in April.
Just a few days later comes the first weekend of New Orleans' famous Jazz Fest, with a truly staggering list of talent on multiple stages. Jazz Fest is totally family-friendly; there's even a Kids' Tent with its own little stage.
Check out these and other Top Things to Do in New Orleans With Kids.
Highly recommended: combine a trip to New Orleans with side trip to Acadiana ("Cajun Country") where fascinating history, terrific music, and delicious eats abound -- all just a short drive from NOLA.
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