Mardi Gras season started on Twelfth Night (January 6, 2016) and will continue through to Mardi Gras Day on February 9th this year. The real partying gets going with the Krewe du Vieux parade on January 23rd and parades will roll pretty much every Thursday-Sunday from that point on, with Mardi Gras weekend being the ultimate culmination of parades, house parties, costumes, and revelry. In this predominantly Catholic city, the idea is that we party hard, harder, and then hardest on Fat Tuesday before heading to church on Ash Wednesday to atone for our sins.
For anyone planning a trip to New Orleans during any part of the Mardi Gras season, we’ve collected some of our favorite Nola destinations. Covering everything from where to stay, where to eat, where to shop, and where to throw a party, we’ve only hit the tip of the Nola iceberg (granted, levee might be a better analogy down here). So, grab your glittery dancing shoes and get packing!
Written by TVR Contributor: Alyssa Brown