Steamboat Natchez New Orleans AttractionsWhile there are many choices for a Labor Day weekend vacation – Labor Day weekend in New Orleans should definitely be at the top of your list. You won’t find a sad face around here about summer ending, since it means some of the best New Orleans weather is around the corner. While there are many family friendly activities in the city that you can find year round, there is no lack of festival-goers for Labor Day weekend in New Orleans – it is New Orleans, after all.

Southern Decadence in New Orleans

Depending on your flavor, you may want to check out Southern Decadence while you are in town. While this one may be a little mature for the younger crowd, Southern Decadence brings an around-the-clock party at the epicenter of Gay New Orleans, the corner of Bourbon St. and St. Ann in the French Quarter, just steps from our LGBTQ+ friendly New Orleans hotel. On Sunday the 4th, a fabulous parade will start at the Golden Lantern at 2pm sharp. The parade might get a little racy, but there are always children in attendance.

Family Friendly Labor Day Weekend Activities

If you are looking to stay away from the festival scene during Labor Day weekend in New Orleans, below are some great activities for a younger crowd:

Riverboat Cruise: Try a 2-hour daytime cruise on the Mississippi River aboard the Steamboat Natchez. Children ages 6-12 receive discounted tickets while children under 6 ride for free. A great activity for a memorable Labor Day weekend in New Orleans!

Museums: Stop by the Louisiana’s Children Museum in the Warehouse District! Story Time for children are weekdays + Saturdays at 11am and 1pm. The New Orleans Museum of Art also offers discounted tickets for children and features a special program for families called Saturday StoryQuest.

Zoos: There is plenty of exploring to be done at the Audubon Zoo and the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas! Discounted admission for children and seniors.

Madri Gras: Mardi Gras World offers tours and an inside look on the floats of Mardi Gras. This is a great place to take kids, as it’s colorful and filled with characters. No matter the weather, Mardi Gras World is the perfect place to take the kids for the afternoon.


No matter what you choose, the options are endless to enjoy Labor Day weekend in New Orleans for kids and adults! If you’re looking to stay in the heart of downtown, yet enjoy the comfort of a luxury hotel, book a room with us!