Load up the car one last time before the sun sets on summer.

Don't get me wrong, summer is far from over. However, it's not to early to make plans for the final summer trip. You know, one last adventure before the monotony of school takes over everyone's lives.

You could take a big vacation like a cruise or a trip to Disney World. That would be a fantastic trip, but at this point in the summer, if you haven't already planned something like that, staying in the state may be your best bet.

Recently, Red Tricycle compiled a list of the "One Thing You MUST Do in Every State with Kids."

In the state of Louisiana, they recommend we head to Storyland in New Orleans City Park. This place is loaded with "larger-than-life storybook sculptures." It's a whimsical adventure, but it also happens to be closed until this fall. That being said, you could always explore other parts of New Orleans and take the kids on a carriage ride through the Big Easy.

With so much to do in New Orleans, I'm sure you'll find a gazillion things to keep everyone entertained.