New Orleans’ Mardi Gras is one of America’s most anticipated festivities, and this year’s date is just around the corner. Madri Gras celebrations have already begun, and the main events will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 9., so it’s time to start planning your trip down to the bayou today.
When to Go
There’s no better time to head down to New Orleans than now. Mardi Gras parades started as early as Jan. 6., and will continue through Feb. 9, across the city. Whether you decide to visit the heart of the city or are camping in Metairie, Covington, Westbank or several other nearby towns, you’re guaranteed to catch numorous Mardi Gras krewes, or parades.
Where to Stay
New Orleans is an RV-friendly city, which means you have a lot of options when camping for the big event. The esteemed French Quarter RV Resort, just blocks from New Orleans’ famed French Quarter, fills up quickly, but it’s one of the best places to take in the action of Mardi Gras from the comfort and convenience of your RV.
If you’re looking for a slightly more secluded retreat with access to the city, Pontchartrain Landing is a waterfront RV resort that offers daily shuttles to the French Quarter. Travelers seeking a little solitude from the hectic party scene will love retreating to this oasis at the end of the day.
Things to Do
Mardi Gras is non-stop fun, and the MardiGrasNewOrleans.com website can help you make the most of your visit. Here you can find a full parade schedule, information about the family-friendly Family Gras event in Metairie and all of the activities, live music and shows on schedule for the big event. You’ll also find tons of expert tips on how to make the most of your Mardi Gras getaway.
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