16 Tips for Celebrating Mardi Gras in New Orleans
Mardi Gras is just around the corner so follow these tips to make the most of your experience.
Photo: Gary Clark, Article: Kim Cross, Megan Holley
#2 Stake a Spot
The most festive site is at the foot of Canal Street near the river, where Rex and Zulu, two epic parades, cross. Crowds are
kid-friendlier near the Uptown start, where parking is (a bit) easier, parades pass earlier, and families abound. Download
route maps at nola.com/mardigras/parades