Malls, parks, and neighborhood sidewalks seem to be the places where you see moms pushing strollers trying to get some fresh air and a little exercise. Sometimes you just wanna do something a little different but you have to drag the kids around in that bulky stroller you had to have because it closes at the push of a button or has enormous basket space underneath. Well you can! Here are some Stroller Friendly Outings In New Orleans and Jefferson Parish. Have fun!
Audubon Zoo – The zoo is a great place to bring the kids and not have to worry about them tiring from walking or carrying them around. On a cool spring day it can truly be the best idea to get everyone out of the house for a much-needed dose of Vitamin D.
Audubon Aquarium – The aquarium is easily accessible from the Canal Place parking garage and a stroller is a must when your little one falls asleep in the dark Gulf of Mexico exhibit. Besides, a relaxing trip around the fish can be very therapeutic.
Levees – Have you ever parked and walked the levee from one end to the other? It’s pretty amazing how far you can go when you’re traveling in a relatively straight line. Whether you choose riverside or lakefront you can’t go wrong!
French Market – While you may encounter some potholes, buckled sidewalks, and crowded corners, it can be fun to walk around the French Quarter during the daytime. Enjoy some shopping in the French Market and surrounding shops, grab some beignets and cafe au lait, catch a band playing in the streets, and listen to the tourists try to figure out how to pronounce the street names.
Farmers Markets – Educational and a great way to introduce new foods to your family, farmers markets are popping up all over the state. You can find some of the tastiest jams and jellies, freshest veggies, and even meet new friends strolling with their own crew.
Art Markets – Local artists truly are the best thing about living down South. You never know where you could find the next piece of art or the perfect gift for that hard-to-buy-for family member… and get the kids a little culture while you’re at it!
Snowball Stands – Try out a bunch nearby and find who has the best chocolate, the most flavors for stain-free clear snowballs, and the best prices. You don’t want to take a toddler without the stroller. Walking and eating a snowballs do NOT go together!
Library – Don’t miss out on story time! Pack up and stroll on over to the library for some free entertainment and grab a book or DVD to bring home.
Mardi Gras World – Teach your kids about the best holiday in NOLA and see the historical floats up close. Sounds like a win-win to me!
Longue Vue – Quite the hidden gem if you don’t know it’s there! The gardens at Longue Vue are truly a sight to behold. They even have seminars for all ages throughout the year. Go see what’s in bloom!
City Park Sculpture Garden – Learn about art and get some sunshine while you’re at it. Toddlers can learn shapes and colors while older children can learn about the styles and techniques used to create some of the most breathtaking pieces.
Lafreniere Park – There is a 2 mile track that circles the park that is great for a walk in the stroller. Don’t miss the two playgrounds, splash pad and seeing what wildlife you can find on the boardwalk.
LaSalle Park – Located next to Zephyr field, LaSalle has a fitness trail, playgrounds, and a nature boardwalk which are all great for strollers!
Trailheads –Take a short drive across the Causeway and visit the Abita & Mandeville Trailheads. It’s not your regular park so the kids will enjoy the new sights and sounds. It might become your favorite new getaway!
Where do you bring the kiddos when you have to get out of the house but need some sunshine and/or exercise? Share your fave stroller outing on our Facebook Page and we may add it to the list!
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