Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is celebrated like no other in New Orleans, Louisiana.
When: Two weeks before and through Fat Tuesday
Places To Stay: New Orleans Hotels
Celebrations take place for about two weeks before and through Fat Tuesday, and most of the events take place throughout New Orleans in the final week of Carnival.
New Orleans’ Mardi Gras is known by the parades where participants on floats toss plastic beads in bright colors to the crowds.
The parades take place along St. Charles Avenue and Canal Street, while the parties take place on Bourbon Street and throughout the French Quarter.
Click here for the official website, including parade routes and schedules, of New Orleans’ Mardi Gras.