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Getting Around New Orleans

Getting Around New Orleans

March 2, 2009  |  New Orleans

by Shawn Plep Tourists and visitors who really want to see the beautiful city of New Orleans there need to be prepared to get around using both public and private transportation. While the public buses can be acceptable at times, they probabl… Read More »

Notes From Carnival '09

Notes From Carnival '09

February 28, 2009  |  Mardi Gras

by Errol LabordeWe came really close to having a perfect Carnival. The krewes did their part (Zulu even ran a little ahead of time). The weather was great. The crowds were large. The parade quality was improved. Police and sanitation did their part… Read More »

Missed Mardi Gras? The party continues.

Missed Mardi Gras? The party continues.

February 28, 2009  |  Upcoming Events

Missed this year's Mardi Gras celebrations? That's o.k. because New Orleans celebrates St. Patrick and St. Joseph Days like they are a continuation of the carnival festivities! St. Patrick's Day is celebrated in New Orleans and it… Read More »

Tell Us About Your Mardi Gras!

Tell Us About Your Mardi Gras!

February 25, 2009  |  Mardi Gras

Now that the Carnival season has come to an end, we at MardiGrasNewOrleans.com want to hear about your adventures. Send us your pics, videos, stories and anything else you may have picked up along the way during your stay here in New Orleans. Chan… Read More »

The 23rd Annual Lundi Gras at Spanish Plaza

The 23rd Annual Lundi Gras at Spanish Plaza

February 16, 2009  |  Mardi Gras

On Monday, February 23, 2009, Riverwalk Marketplace will host the 23rd annual Lundi Gras at Spanish Plaza with the arrival of Rex, King of Carnival, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. The free celebration will again include fireworks on the Mississippi River and … Read More »

Four Signs that the Carnival Spirit Survives

Four Signs that the Carnival Spirit Survives

February 13, 2009  |  Mardi Gras

By Errol LabordeCarnival is a fragile season that is often threatened, though I am amazed at how the spirit seems to survive. There are signs that people really do care and really want the season to have class, significance and style. They even hav… Read More »

Throw Me Something Mister

Throw Me Something Mister

February 10, 2009  |  Upcoming Events

"When you go to New Orleans...you ought to go to the Mardi Gras!" Tuesday February 24, 2009 is just a regular Tuesday for most of the rest of the World. But in New Orleans...that is Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras Day...the last day of the … Read More »

New Year's Resolution: Go to Mardi Gras!

New Year's Resolution: Go to Mardi Gras!

January 2, 2009  |  Upcoming Events

Attending Mardi Gras in New Orleans in 2009 should definitely be on your Top 10 list of New Year's resolutions! This year, Mardi Gras Day falls on Tuesday, February 24! Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, is the final day of the Mardi Gras season as… Read More »

College Bowl fans: stay and play!

College Bowl fans: stay and play!

December 11, 2008  |  New Orleans

With two exciting football bowl games on the way, New Orleans' Tourism Industry is ready to welcome fans with plenty of hotel options and unparalleled hospitality and culture! R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl - December 21, 2008 75th Allstat… Read More »

Christmas New Orleans Style!

Christmas New Orleans Style!

December 2, 2008  |  Upcoming Events

There is nothing like enjoying the holidays in New Orleans! Christmas New Orleans Style celebrates the spirit of our city...aglow with twinkling lights, festive iron-laced balconies, and garland decked streetcars. Converse with Historical Characters… Read More »