So, you’ve made the decision to attend Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Firstly: Welcome to the biggest party in America! If this is your first time, we have some important information to share with you which will make your experience better. Here we go, Laissez les bons temps rouler!
1. Comfortable Shoes
While you may be tempted to wear something sexy or stylish – don’t. The streets will be packed and dirty. Pick shoes with closed toes that are comfortable for you to walk in for most of the day, because you certainly won’t be driving anywhere in New Orleans during Carnival!
2. Claim a Spot near a Restroom
Try to find a place to watch the parades near a bathroom. Whether this is a bar or restaurant where you can keep your cup full (most businesses will want you to purchase something to use their bathroom) or near port-o-potties (if you’re brave – or broke!) make sure you have access to this essential element, without having to walk a half mile away.