If you're anywhere near Canal Street, be prepared to navigate through elbow-to-elbow crowds. It's a good idea to leave purses at home and to avoid carrying your wallet in your back pocket. Wear comfy shoes, but save your new sneakers for another trip — they may not look so new after a ramble through Mardi Gras streets.
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16 Tips for Celebrating Mardi Gras in New Orleans
Mardi Gras is just around the corner! If you're headed to the Big Easy, follow these tips to make the most of your celebration.