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What days should I go to Mardi Gras 2012?

And what hotel is best? Do we go Saturday all the way through Tuesday or are Saturday and Sundays not really party days?

3 Responses to What days should I go to Mardi Gras 2012?

  • NOLA guy says:

    The best areas to stay in for Mardi Gras are the French Quarter, Central Business District and Warehouse District (best is the FQ). That way you can use your hotel as a base and enjoy the almost 24/7 street party that is Mardi Gras for the last 5 days of the celebrations. Note that Mardi Gras Day is February 21 in 2012 and MGD is the LAST day of Carnival – not the first or only day.

    "Cheap" is probably not realistic. Check the travel sites (expedia, travelocity, etc.) and also check the hotel websites. Go to http://www.frenchquarterhotels.com for some non-chain hotels in the FQ. Many hotels have a multi-night minimum stay during the last 5 days of Carnival, so call the hotel and talk to a human if you have problems booking online.

    DON’T try to stay way outside the city to save money, assuming you can drive downtown every day. Traffic & parking are the worst problems during Carnival and parking on the street is a recipe for having your car towed away for a violation.

    It is traditional and fun to wear a costume on Mardi Gras Day, so consider bringing one. Anything is OK and it’s fine to recycle an old Halloween or NYE costume.

    Go to http://www.mardigras.com and http://www.mardigrasguide.com for more info, and the FAQ sections may be particularly useful.

    I hope you have a great time!

  • Amelia says:

    Yeah, Mardi Gras in New Orleans is said to be one of the biggest and most unusual celebration throughout the nation.

    The 2012 Mardi Gras falls on the so-called “Fat Tuesday”, February 21. It’s also the last day of the grand Carnival season. As you said, most visitors will come to enjoy the great parades on Saturday, February 18, 2012. If you arrive no later than Saturday, then you can enjoy an extended weekend of festivities. In fact, Mardi Gras will put on various parades since Saturday, February 4. So the last four days are of course the symbolic party days.

    If you need a specific schedule for 2012 Mardi Gras, browse through the following website and plan your visit in advance.

    http://www.mardigrasneworleans.com/schedule.html

    PS: Be note of some extra tips when planning your visit for the Mardi Gras 2012 in New Orleans.

    Plan in advance: As you know, numerous visitors flock to New Orleans for the premiere party season. Most hotels in the French Quarter and Central Business District accept advance reservations in August. Make reservations as early as possible or you may end up with disappointment. Yes, most of the coming visitors prefer to stay at these areas: convenient transportation and vibrant festival vibe… Best of all, they are close to the action.

    Bourbon Orleans Hotel
    This is a luxury hotel located in the heart of the French Quarter. It’s just steps away from the famous St. Louis Cathedral, upscale shopping on Royal Street and Jackson Square. You can overlook Bourbon and Orleans streets on the balconies. You’re sure to love its first-class amenities and unbeatable location.

    Dauphine Orleans Hotel
    The charming hotel boasts an excellent location in the heart of the French Quarter. The hotel also offers desirable Mardi Gras packages. Then you can enjoy complementary welcome drink, continental breakfast and Mardi Gars beads and more.

    Many other hotels for you:
    Hotel Provincial (1024 Chartres Street)
    Inn on Bourbon (541 Bourbon Street)
    The Ambassador Hotel (535 Tchoupitoulas Street)

    Well, if you want to choose from more hotels, you can visit the following website for New Orleans hotels. It covers all kinds of hotels of different chains and budgets. You’re sure to find the perfect place for your stay.

    http://www.neworleanshotelsadvisor.com/hotels

  • NOLASaints says:

    The best hotel is a hotel ON the parade route so you have a bathroom and and can walk right out the door to the parade. I would suggest Columns Hotel, Hampton Inn – St. Charles Ave/Garden District, Best Western Plus St. Charles Inn, Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast. All these hotels are uptown.

    Alsoif you want to be closer to the quarter stay at the intercontinental hotel or the Lafayette hotel,Hilton New Orleans/St. Charles… If you want to the be in the quarter and off the parade route stay at THe Monteloeone. If you stay inside the quarter just know canal st. is the worst place to watch a parade!!!! Watch them on st. charles avenue!

    NO PARADES RUN INSIDE THE QUARTER!!!

    The best days to come is the weekend before fat tuesday!!!!!!! So come friday, sat, sun, mon and tuesday. You can even come thursday before too. So come on february 16 or 17 and stay till after fat tuesday which is feb 21 2012

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