August 15 2017 | New Orleans

Five Fun Ways to Spend the 3-Day Weekend with Your Family.

Princess and Super Hero Party at City Park.

Although you wouldn’t know it by the thermostat, summer is coming to an end. Give it the send-off it deserves by heading to New Orleans. Make memories your kids will treasure forever at one of these world-class destinations.

Have a Wild and Wet 3-Day Weekend.

A huge alligator water slide. Water-spitting snakes. Spider monkey soakers. Welcome to Cool Zoo, the Audubon Zoo’s splash park. If you haven’t been to Gator Run yet – that’s Cool Zoo’s lazy river – don’t let this opportunity float away. Why drive to Florida when there are sandy beaches to play on right here – not to mention water cannons, jumping jets and water curtains.

Click here for a coupon good for zoo admission. Although it’s not valid for Cool Zoo, it will save you $3 Off Adult or $2 Off Child's Admission to the Zoo which is required.

Celebrate Labor Day with Play at City Park.

Carousel Gardens Amusement Park is having a Princess and Super Hero Party on Labor Day. Kids in costume get into both the amusement park and Storyland for free. And everyone from the little ones to the teens will love to play a round at one of the two miniature golf courses at City Putt. Swing on over.

Three More Ways to Have an Even Cooler Labor Day.

Since it’s still hot this time of year, why not spend Labor Day in the air-conditioning of the Aquarium of the Americas or the Audubon Butterfly Garden & Insectarium where you grab a bite at Bug Appétit. (Who can resist chocolate "chirp" cookies made with spicy Cajun crickets?) Mardi Gras World is also a great place to stay cool and have huge fun. You’ll find coupons for all three attractions here.

Find great hotels with pools here.

Find a list of kid-friendly restaurants here.