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Here's Why You Need To Go To Mardi Gras

February 27, 2019
Here's Why You Need To Go To Mardi Gras

Take a timeshare getaway to Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Since it's iconic American inception in New Orleans, Mardi Gras has become a signature event of the year, leaving a wake of impressions among the tens of thousands of visitors, tourists and Louisiana residents year after year. If you're looking to cross Mardi Gras off your bucket list for your next timeshare vacation, you won't regret it, and here are just a few reasons why.

The Traditions
Mardi Gras in New Orleans means music, beads, costumes, parades, floats, picnics, and excitement. Did you know the origins of Mardi Gras can be traced all the way back to the 17th century? Today, many attendees get completely decked out in masks, costumes, or in purple, gold and green, but when Mardi Gras first originated, masks allowed those wearing them to escape society and class constraints. Today, everyone and anyone is free to wear a mask during Mardi Gras, adding to the magic of celebrations throughout New Orleans.

Bourbon Street
This famous party street spanning 13 blocks in the heart of the French Quarter is an experience any time of the year, but during Mardi Gras, it simply cannot be beaten. Day or night, Bourbon Street is alive and flowing with positive energy. The street itself is full of historic venues, bars, restaurants, hotels, and iconic buildings. The Friday before Fat Tuesday is a popular time to hit Bourbon Street for various celebrations and festive lunches.

The Parades
The traditional parades of Mardi Gras wouldn't be as incredible as they are without the floats that make them. Each float is different, and each is better than the last. The Mardi Gras celebration tends to have a theme to their parade each year, and the floats reflect those themes. For a complete parade schedule, click here.

The Food
To all tourists, participating in the annual Mardi Gras is only as good as the restaurants and bars that fill the streets providing visitors with dim lighting and warm ambiance to candlelit courtyards and velvety lounges. With more than 1,000 eateries that both surround and weave their way across the New Orleans terrain, travelers couldn't find a more fitting reward than the unrivaled quality of food, such as crawfish etouffee.

To explore the streets of New Orleans during Mardi Gras and soak in the climate, community, and unifying culture makes for an ideal experience and timeshare vacation. To learn more about Mardi Gras in New Orleans, click here. For more timeshare travel inspiration, click here.