New Orleans is one of my favorite cities in the world. Sure, the last time I was there I gained a whopping seven pounds in a few short days, but it was completely worth it. You don’t visit NOLA to starve. And let me tell you, the jambalaya, oysters, Po Boy sandwiches and everything else I had was worth all the tears when I got home only to realize that my pants didn’t fit me anymore.
But as far as taking your family to New Orleans with you, I would say it’s both a good and bad idea, all depending on what you end up doing there and what time of the year you visit. When we last summer and if you want me to be completely honest with you, the best time to walk around with our two children was early in the morning. This was before it got ridiculously hot (no kidding) and before all of the party people took the streets. And let me tell you, there’s no place on this planet that parties like the Big Easy.
That’s why so many people can’t help but wonder why celebrity couple Jay-Z and Beyonce took their 5-year-old daughter Blue Ivy to Mardi Gras. Should she be watching the parades? That’s why we can’t help but wonder….
Would you take your kids to Mardi Gras? Here’s what other parents are saying.