An Expert Guide to a Memorable Mardi Gras Vacation
February 21st 2019 Posted by: SellMyTimeshareNow SMTN Category: For Buyers, For Owners, Travel

How to Make The Most of Your Mardi Gras Vacation

Mardi Gras is New Orlean’s biggest and most iconic celebration with Fat Tuesday just around the corner on March 5h! Fortunately for visitors, March 5th isn’t the only day the city celebrates. Parades and other events have been happening since January 6th and will continue through the remaining thirteen days where many of the best events happen! Here’s just some ideas the experts have and think every person should experience during their Mardi Gras vacation:

Things to Do at Mardi Gras

Start off your Mardi Gras adventure with a trip to Mardi Gras World, a living workshop where visitors can see the many floats created for their parades. You can learn from the experts that help make these parade dreams into a reality, see what it takes to create these moving works of art, and learn more about the history behind this celebration. This warehouse encompasses the spirit behind these traditions and gives tourists an insight to what it takes to make Mardi Gras a success year after year.

After you gain a new appreciation for Mardi Gras float creators, it’s time to fully immerse yourself in the culture by attending some of the many parades on Canal Street leading up to Fat Tuesday, when the city’s largest parade occurs. Between people dancing in the streets, incredibly detailed and colorful floats, live music, and elaborate costumes, you’ll find you’ve never experienced anything quite like these events before. People travel from around the world just to see what it’s like to participate and watch a Mardi Gras parade and it’s no surprise it’s one of the most highly anticipated times of the year. Learn more about the parade schedules and how you can get in on all the fun!

When you’ve had your fill of parade fun, it’s time to head over to Bourbon Street where you’ll see why it’s one of the most famous roads in America. Bourbon Street is packed to the brim with out-of-this-world bars, night clubs, live entertainment, mouth-watering restaurants, famed Mardi Gras beads, and plenty of friendly visitors and locals trying out the many famous cocktails that are served. Trust us when we say there are few places in the world like Bourbon Street and even fewer places like it during Mardi Gras.

Areas to Visit

In addition to all of the celebrations happening around the city this time of the year, there are New Orlean’s staples you should visit and are available no matter when your vacation is. Jackson Square is a historical park in the French Quarter that’s surrounded with the beautiful old buildings with balconies many often associate with Mardi Gras and often has live musicians, painters, and street performers wandering about. While you’re wondering around, grab one of New Orleans staple foods, beignets! Cafe Beignet and Cafe du Monde are right by Jackson Square and iconic eateries. When you’re ready to walk off those doughnuts, you’ll want to consider a New Orleans cemetery tour, a bayou tour, or explore Frenchmen Street that is lined with great jazz bars and other amazing shops. These places will give you the well rounded Louisiana experience you’ve always wanted!

Places to Stay in New Orleans for Mardi Gras

  • Wyndham Avenue Plaza—Find all you need and more in the Garden District away from the crowds but just a short walk away from fun places like Mardi Gras World, The National WWII Museum, Buckner Mansion, and a just drive to iconic Bourbon Street.
  • Club La Pension—You’ll find that this resort’s location in the French Quarter lends itself to all of the best New Orlean’s activities including art, music, history, and a dynamic nightlife that means your vacation will be exhilarating from sun up past sundown.
  • Wyndham La Belle Maison—Vacation in the Warehouse District just two blocks from the French Quarter where there’s plenty of on-site amenities and nearby attractions walking distance from the property that keep the excitement of NOLA alive during your entire trip.
  • Hotel de L’eau Vive-Maison Orleans—Enjoy this property’s onsite pool and rooftop patio just minutes from some of New Orleans greatest attractions including the Mississppi River, Lafayette Square, and a number of restaurants and shops.
  • Quarter House—Take a trip back in time and stay just outside of the chaos and excitement of Mardi Gras in the beautiful French Quarter where you can enjoy regional dishes, hang out at the French Market, or catch a show at the Le Petit Theater.

Have a Mardi Gras Vacation Every Year with a Timeshare Resale or Rental

If you’ve found yourself wanting to return to New Orleans annually to celebrate all things Mardi Gras, you’re in luck! The secondary timeshare market is an incredible place to find deeply discounted resales and rentals advertised by current owners who are motivated to sell or rent. Instead spending thousands of dollars to travel during a popular time to visit, you can have the security of knowing you can travel to this dynamic city every year at an affordable cost! To learn more, please contact’s independent timeshare experts today by calling (877) 815-4227.


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