It is time to have a partying adventure, one of those experiences that would stay with you forever and there is no better way to mix adventures, trips, and parties than a great carnival celebration. The one at Mardi Gras is a yearly unforgettable celebration and we can’t miss the chance to add it to our list.
New Orleans is a world-class partying spot, if you have the chance to celebrate in there you will find yourself in the middle of a colorful sea surrounded by unbelievable people looking for the best carnival celebration ever, just like you. So, you better travel light because this trip is going to fill your backpack with crazy experiences
It doesn’t matter the time of the year you decide to travel to New Orleans, it is always a great experience. This southern city in the USA is a mix of interesting people, lovely places and sights of great times from the past. If you like taking pictures, the houses, the street performers, and the old-fashioned people should be enough to take some powerful photos, but save some space for the party time. It is a great city to visit, even if the Mardi Gras is not about to happen, the culture, history, and art all over the place make the Mardi Gras a bonus to all the amazing stuff that we can find in there.
When to go
There isn’t an exact settled date each year, but there are some excellent days to start the Mardi Gras experience, Ash Wednesday and Fat Tuesday are relevant days in the schedule of the event. We definitely recommend you to arrive the weekend before the event, so you can go around the beautiful city, meet some people that could join you in your adventure, remember that this is a world-class event and you can find people from different parts of the globe.
Find your Krewe
Krewes are the people we must thank for all this amazing celebration, at least for the organization of it. They are social clubs, some of them with a large number of people and they are the main stars behind the festival. They support in so many ways the event that without them, it would be practically impossible to enjoy this every year. There are huge famous krewes like Orpheus or Rex that carry a big part of the responsibilities, but the smaller clubs represent the soul and spirit of this celebration. We can find krewes like Mid-City that wouldn’t ever allow outcasts to join them in their floats.
St. Charles Avenue is embellished in conventional festival shades of gold, purple and green, delineating power, justice, and faith. There you can find all the people wearing masks and different creative costumes that are in balance with all the colors around.
A constant torrent of shouts streams forward over an ocean of waving hands and a countless number of stepladders-generally used to get over the crowd in the expectation of pulling in more beads. The groups work before the wild finale along Canal Street, the city’s fundamental road and the widest on the planet. A four-to five-hour ride on a float will lift you briefly into the domains of being a rock star on tour, or a hero on a triumphant march.
Booking before partying
In New Orleans the busy operators would give you a negative answer if you don’t book your trip early, it is almost impossible to find something in advance of the final week of Mardi Gras. So, you must plan well your adventure and check your options before it is too late. Another thing you must remember is the fact that all the parade streets are closed before and after the event because of all the precessions, be sure to find a place to stay near the routes, Pontchartrain Hotel on St Charles Avenue could be a great choice. You can always check your options and ask for information in the city´s Convention and Visitor Bureau.
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