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"This is more like a must do. ..." Mardi Gras Tip by Paladin857

Mardi Gras, New Orleans: 38 reviews and 45 photos

This is more like a must do. Plan your trip to be here during the world famous Mardi Gras celebration. This is a crazy time in New Orleans. While the crowds are huge during Fat Tuesday, the parades and celebrations start several days earlier. If you go at the beginning you will avoid some of the worst of the crowds, but still get some of the flavor.
This city knows how to party right all year round, but during Mardi Gras they kick it up a few notches (BAM!) Leave your inhibitions behind, but bring lots of beads, your camera and an extra bladder. During the day you can enjoy the parades and at night head for Bourbon Street and have some good natured fun.

Directions: All over New Orleans for the parades and Bourbon Street in the French Quarter at night.

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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