New Orleans is one of the few world destinations known for its Mardi Gras celebrations. The best part is for several weeks leading up to the actual day of Fat Tuesday, the streets around town are filled with joyous celebrations. The best time to visit Louisiana is actually the week leading up to Mardi Gras, when the festivities are in full swing and the tourists have not yet gone over the top.
Our favorite part about the different floats and parades that we attended is the elaborate and skillful design of costumes. Each one has its own theme with an endless variety of ways to play it out. Get ready to catch some beads with our seven photos to inspire you to visit New Orleans for Mardi Gras.
If that is not enough inspiration to book your tickets for next Mardi Gras, check out our complete video experience from our time in New Orleans.
Travel to New Orleans for Mardi Gras
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