Drive      Fly      Stay      Login    Signup


New Orleans, Atlanta, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina

Houston to NJ road trip with 2 and 4 year old girls

I am planning a 3 day road trip with my husband and two small daughters. We have New Orleans and Atlanta as planned stops, but we also want to explore in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Can you offer any suggestions for places to go to in any of these locations to occupy my two toddlers? Preferably activities will make them exhausted! lol

5 Answers

answered by

You cannot really mean to make this trip in three days all the way from New Jersey to Houston  So I am going to assume that you mean three days from New Jersey to Atlanta .  You might stop at the  Children's Museum of Richmond and also Greensboro has the Rockin' Jump Greensboro and the Greensboro Science Center (which has a zoo, and aquarium).  Near Greenville SC is Heritage Park Amphitheatre which has various levels of play, and also they have a kind of scavenger hunt to find the mice on Main Street

Of course the best way to exhaust toddlers is to take them to the beach - It is a little off the main route, but if it is during the warm season there are the Outer Banks Beach Club Resort

Mentioned in this answer:

  1. New Jersey (attraction)
  2. Houston (city)
  3. Atlanta (city)
  4. Children's Museum of Richmond (attraction)
  5. Rockin' Jump Greensboro (attraction)
  6. Greensboro Science Center (attraction)
  7. Heritage Park Amphitheatre (attraction)
  8. Main Street (attraction)
  9. Outer Banks Beach Club Resort (hotel)
1 thanks

answered by
Bill from Birmingham (Alabama)

Do stop over in Birmingham (Alabama)!  Stay on the Southside and take the kids to Railroad Park, Birmingham Al for some romping.  The McWane Science Centeris a fantastic place for families.  You could visit nearby Vulcan Park and Museum for a spectacular view.  And there are many great, family friendly restaurants on the Southside, or you could go to the new Pizitz Food Hall, which is across from McWane.  

Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Birmingham (Alabama) (attraction)
  2. Railroad Park, Birmingham Al (attraction)
  3. McWane Science Center (attraction)
  4. Vulcan Park and Museum (attraction)
  5. Pizitz Food Hall (restaurant)

answered by
Laura from Atlanta

This sounds like a long but fun trip!

In New Orleans you can park near the COACH RIVERWALKand walk around to see the riverboats and tour a little of the French Quarter like Jackson Square and the French Market Inn

Depending on which way you choose to drive, if you go through Birmingham the New Orleans Botanical Garden is a nice stop. Beautiful gardens, free to enter, and lots of room to run and wear out kids.

Atlanta also has great Botanical Gardens with a new kids area. You can also park and walk around Centennial Park which has a  huge playground and fountains to splash in. World of Coca-Cola and the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas are also right there if you want to spend the time and money.

Greenville and Charlotte are great small towns that are easy to navigate. Good walking cities with lots of restaurants and charming downtown areas.

Mentioned in this answer:

  1. New Orleans (city)
  2. COACH RIVERWALK (attraction)
  3. French Quarter (restaurant)
  4. Jackson Square (attraction)
  5. French Market Inn (hotel)
  6. New Orleans Botanical Garden (attraction)
  7. Centennial Park (attraction)
  8. World of Coca-Cola (attraction)
  9. Audubon Aquarium of the Americas (attraction)
  10. Greenville (city)
  11. Charlotte (city)

answered by

In New Orleans we have an incredible Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. You can get a ticket to all 3 in 1 day. 

Mentioned in this answer:

  1. New Orleans (city)
  2. Audubon Aquarium of the Americas (attraction)

answered first by
Hazel from Port St. Lucie

The last place l would stop is Atlanta It takes hours to get around that city.

Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Atlanta (city)

© 2019   ·   View: Full | Mobile

Follow us:        
Questions   ·   Destinations   ·   Drive   ·   Fly   ·   Airports   ·   Stay   ·   Search

Login   ·   FAQ   ·   About   ·   Feedback   ·   Privacy   ·   Terms