I cannot image how it must feel to be a tourist in New Orleans during Mardi Gras.

The Blinking Beads, The Colorful Floats, The Extravagant Costumes….

But, as you will find out, New Orleans Mardi Gras parades are nothing like the Macy’s Day Thanksgiving Day Parade. Each Krewe has its own theme and interpretation that they express in their costumes, throws, and decorations. Muses throws blinged-out shoes, Zulu “hands” custom-designed coconuts, and Endymion has its own plush Doll. You will see the Rolling Elvi, Mardi Gras Indians, Laissez Boys, 610 Stompers, Camel Toe Steppers, and the Pussyfooters. The high school bands will rock your world and the dance groups will amaze you with their talent.

But, what I can tell you is that there is more to New Orleans than just Mardi Gras.

The Cajun & Creole Food, The Music, The People

If you have been a tourist in other parts of the world, you will find that New Orleans food is unlike anything you have ever experienced. The flavors and spice combinations are a New Orleans culinary experience that will have you excited for more. Combine the food with the music and you may have just found heaven on earth. New Orleans has Cajun Music, Jazz Music, Blues and every combination in between. You will find talent in every venue and even on the street.  You will also find a great group of locals. New Orleans Locals are always willing to help and to give their opinions on the best parade, best food, best music…just ask. You may even be told some of our secrets.

No matter what you plan on doing in New Orleans as a Mardi Gras Tourist, experience as much of the culture as you can and maybe bring some pralines, king cake, and some beads home with you.