Southeast

Gettin’ Dressed in New Orleans: Best Po’Boys in Town

After a recent trip (without kids) to New Orleans, I’ve decided that “family friendly dining” means something entirely different to people from the Midwest. In the South, it seems that families lay claim to certain restaurants. In some sort of rite-of-passage, people bring their children to a certain restaurant. The children grow up and come back with their kids. Repeat for a couple of generations, and you may even have your own table (equivalent in my mind to your own pew at church).

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Family-Friendly Mardi Gras in Houma, Louisiana

Houma, Louisiana is really what Mardi Gras is all about. Not the nudity and public intoxication of modern New Orleans, although that certainly has a place in another type of vacation. Instead, it’s several generations of families enjoying the parades, food and party — together.