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The Beginner's Guide to Mardi Gras in New Orleans

Mardi Gras, a.k.a. Fat Tuesday, is a Carnival celebration of food; a revelry before the first day of Lent; a final hurrah before forty days of fasting and abstinence—and boy, is it a wild festival in New Orleans. All in all, the festivities last two weeks, but culminate in bacchanalian parties and colorful parades during the five days surrounding Mardi Gras.

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12 things you absolutely have to do in New Orleans this December

12 Things You Absolutely Have To Do In New Orleans This December | A dozen ways to embrace the seasonal cheer...

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Katrina Memorial - New Orleans, LA: "Honoring the people and remembering the events that occurred August 29, 2005 Hurricane Katrina."

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At New Orleans jazz funerals, the band is followed by the second line, an open parade. Here, Baby Doll dancers honor musician Uncle Lionel Batiste, keeping the tradition of street events kicking for over a century.

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Visiting New Orleans in December - What You Need to Know

Christmas Tree Lane at the Royal Sonesta, New Orleans - Provided by the Royal Sonesta

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Romance in New Orleans: A Seven Day Romantic Itinerary

Romance in New Orleans: A Seven Day Romantic Itinerary - Take a romantic carriage ride through the New Orleans French Quarter. See New Orleans in a whole new light (Photo Credit: Texas Pepper)

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Suggested Itineraries for New Orleans in 1 2, 3, 4, 5 days plus 1-2 weeks. What to do and all of the best things to maximize your time in New Orleans Louisiana. Easy to follow sample itinerary.

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24 Things To Do At Every Hour In New Orleans

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6 New Orleans cocktail spots that are almost too good to share >> What's your best tip for sipping libations in NOLA?

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