Mardi gras masks and beads

Everyone has a bucket list. An index, if you will, of ideas to be achieved and dreams to be realized throughout one’s lifetime.

Regardless of what things in your life you want to accomplish and/or see, there’s one thing we know for sure: everyone has Mardi Gras on their bucket list.

This year, on February 9th, make that dream a reality so you can finally go to your bucket list and turn “Celebrate Mardi Gras in New Orleans” into “Celebrate Mardi Gras in New Orleans“.


Prepare yourself for the madness that is Mardi Gras by immersing yourself in quite possibly one of the most important parts of New Orleans’ cultural identity, the music:


Now that we’ve really gotten you in the mood, here are the top 5 hotels you can find in New Orleans this Mardi Gras:


Hyatt Regency New Orleans Hotel
Hyatt Regency New Orleans Hotel*

– The closest property in NOLA to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and the Smoothie King Center

This beautiful hotel has newly renovated guestrooms with amazing city viewsHilton New Orleans Riverside

Hilton New Orleans Riverside

This hotel is a mere 8 minutes from start of the French Quarter, where beads are thrown from balconies, and people in costumes and masks party through the streets alongside the small foot-parades

– Attached is the brand new outdoor outlet mall, The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk, with tax free shipping for international guests

– The award-winning seafood restaurant, Drago’s, is on the property!Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel

Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel

The Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel is centrally-located: On the corner of Bourbon and Canal Streets

Bourbon house, a restaurant that offers 50 different types of bourbon, is on the hotel property

– Great shopping just outside the hotel on Canal St.Hilton St. Charles NOLA
Hilton St. Charles*

This gorgeous hotel is just minutes away from the French Quarter, the Superdome, the Smoothie King Center, and the center of the Central Business District.

Bourbon house, a restaurant that offers 50 different types of bourbon, is also walking distance!

– Great shopping on Canal St., a couple blocks down from the hotel New Orleans Marriott
New Orleans Marriott*

– The New Orleans Marriott is just a 6 minute drive (15 minute walk) from the New Orleans Morial Convention Center and the Shops at Canal Place

– Walking distance from the Warehouse District (adjacent to the Central Business District) for a quieter, more upscale NOLA nightlife experience

So, what are you waiting for? Put on your masks and start begging for beads at the greatest free show on earth!

* As of February 3, 2016, hotels with asterisks are all booked up. We’re sorry if this inconveniences you 🙁

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