Mardi Gras season begins every year in early January. The festival has been a time-honored tradition in New Orleans for generations. If you’re considering traveling to the city for Mardi Gras, give yourself some time to research all of the different activities and events that will be going on. Also, figure out where you would like to stay during your visit. Are you traveling solo, as a couple, or with the entire family? Check out Your Guide To Mardi Gras 2020 for loads of timesaving tips and tricks. Planning a trip can be stressful at times, so here are some helpful Mardi Gras FAQs to get you started.
1 – Can I Bring My Family To Mardi Gras?
Yes, Mardi Gras is a family-friendly celebration. However, it is advisable to stay away from crowded party locations, such as Bourbon Street. Read more about Best Ways for Families To Celebrate Mardi Gras.
2 – LGBTQ Events At Mardi Gras?
New Orleans is known for being an LGBTQ friendly destination. Many openly gay Krewes participate in different Mardi Gras festivities. Check out LGBTQ Mardi Gras 2020 for information about the famous carnival balls.
3 – Where To Stay?
There are many hotels, B&Bs, Airbnbs, and Hostels located around the city of New Orleans. If you’re traveling solo, consider staying in a hostel and meet others who are also traveling alone. Check out the City House Hostel New Orleans located right around the corner from Bourbon Street. The hostel offers both shared and private dorms. For couples, there are plenty of charming B&Bs to book a stay. Check out the Grand Victorian Bed & Breakfast inside a building dating back to the mid-19th-century and located only two miles away from the French Quarter. It’s an excellent option for anyone wanting to have easy access to different parts of New Orleans. Families who are attending Mardi Gras should choose accommodations away from the popular party areas. Consider staying somewhere outside of the French Quarter and book a room at the historic Columns Hotel conveniently located along St. Charles Avenue; it’s the perfect choice for families. Check out Where To Stay During Mardi Gras 2020 for more information.
4 – How To Get Around Town?
Moving around New Orleans during Mardi Gras can be a challenge. Most visitors choose to explore the city on foot. Late at night, it’s best to use a taxi or ride-sharing. Note: Uber is available throughout the city.
5 – Where To Eat?
New Orleans is a haven for good food. During Mardi Gras, look out for food trucks and pop-up food stands because the city becomes so busy this is your best bet for finding a quick bite to eat. Read Where To Find Food During Mardi Gras for some helpful tips.