will close on Feb 27th.

Please save any personal content and exchange contact info with other members you?d like to stay in touch with. Thank you for your contributions to the VirtualTourist community.

"Mardi Gras Packing List" items to bring on Trip Tip by TravellerMel

items to bring on Trip, New Orleans: 14 reviews and 7 photos

Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Definitely bring layers and a strong pair of walking shoes that you don't want anymore. Trust me - after tromping through the French Quarter, with the spilled beer, sick people, and sick PEE-ple, you won't want to pack them back in your luggage... Parkas are sold in the shops for about $3, in case you forget to pack one.

Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bring some aspirin, to get you over the hangover, and some pain reliever, because after several nights of revelry and being on your feet, and reaching above your head for throws, you will be working muscles that aren't used to being worked!

Photo Equipment: DEFINITELY bring a camera - besides the beautiful floats and elaborate costumes, this is a freak show you will want to remember!

Miscellaneous: Mardi Gras can fall anywhere from February 3 to March 9, and even then I've worn everything from layers of sweaters under a parka holding an umbrella, to shorts and tank top on Mardi Gras Day.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Written Nov 17, 2008
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse

More What to Pack in New Orleans (1)


TravellerMel Used To Live Here!


“Not all who wander are lost...”

Online Now


Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 4 6 4
Forum Rank:
0 0 4 7 6

Have you been to New Orleans?

  Share Your Travels