From helping with homework to telling bedtime stories, grandparents do so many wonderful things to help their grandchildren grow up happy and healthy. Although grandparents absolutely love taking care of their grandchildren, it’s important to remember that these special people need to be taken care of, as well. Below is a list of our favorite thing to do in New Orleans with grandparents. We hope this article helps inspire you to spend extra time with your grandparents and bring joy to their lives.
The Louisiana Children’s Museum is a hands-on interactive museum designed to provide children and families with the opportunity to explore, learn and play. There are plenty of opportunities for kids to get their hands dirty with arts and crafts projects in the art studio, or they can learn about animals by exploring the outdoor discovery space. The museum also offers programs for children of all ages, so grandparents can have some time to themselves while their little ones are having fun at the museum.
The architecture of the French Quarter is truly a sight to see, influenced by French, Spanish, African-American, and Caribbean styles. Take your grandparents on a carriage ride around the French Quarter to see the historic sites. The district contains many historic buildings, such as St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square, St. Patrick’s Church, and Lafayette Square. Afterward, eat at one of the many restaurants in the quarter and stop to get some beignets at Cafe Du Monde.
Take your grandparents on a steamboat tour down the Mississippi River. Steamboat tours are a great way to explore the city of New Orleans, allowing your grandparents to experience the city in a different way. You can enjoy the beautiful scenery, see all the attractions and hear about the steamboat history. There are a number of good steamboat companies to choose from but be sure to book ahead of time, as they fill up quickly.
Golf is an excellent game for people of all ages and skill levels, making it a fun way to spend quality time with your grandparents. The great thing about New Orleans is you can play golf practically all year round due to the consistent weather. If your grandparents have mobility restrictions, be sure to get a golf cart. Also, there are specific golf balls designed for seniors to help improve distance which you might want to purchase before the round. Your grandparents will be pleasantly surprised watching their drives go father than normal. Here is a list of public golf courses in greater New Orleans to choose from. Be sure to book a tee time in advance.
New Orleans is notorious for having some of the best live music in the world. There are many live music venues in the city, such as the House of Blues and the Tipitina’s Music Club. These venues offer a variety of types of music, from jazz to blues to gospel and rock and roll. Music has also been proven to help seniors suffering from memory loss, so if your grandparent has some form of dementia, what better way to spend an afternoon than taking them to listen to live music in the French Quarter!
The New Orleans Historic Train Garden is a beautiful and exciting attraction for locals and tourists alike. It’s a living museum that features toy streetcars and freight trains, over a quarter-mile of track, and more than 100 beautifully landscaped acres. The Train Garden is tucked away in the breathtaking Botanic Gardens, making this a whole afternoon experience for your grandparents to enjoy.
You might not think taking your grandparents to a cemetery is such a good idea, but The St. Louis Cemetary is a must-see! Known as the “Cities of the Dead,” the cemetery was established in 1789 by a group of French aristocrats who immigrated to New Orleans from Saint-Domingue. It has been estimated that about 20,000 people are buried in this cemetery, with only about 2,500 grave markers remaining today. Your grandparents will love the architecture of the old, historic tombs. It is also a massive cemetery, which means your grandparents will get plenty of exercise and sunshine, keeping them happy and healthy. Make sure to bring sunscreen!
Our elderly loved ones should be cherished on honored, and the best way to do this is by spending quality time with them. We hope the article above provides inspiration and ideas on ways to treat your grandparents to an amazing time out in New Orleans. If you are looking for home care for an elderly loved one, please don’t hesitate to contact us at Home Care Solutions.