Celebrate and Save at Mardi Gras

By Last Minute Travel Guest Blogger Daniel Fuller

Everybody loves a good party, especially when we’re talking about Mardi Gras in New Orleans. The famed multi-week carnival culminates with Fat Tuesday, which this year falls on March 4  – and promises to end your winter blues with its unique brand of devil-may-care hospitality. Internally renowned for its one-of-a-kind parades, colorful costumes and beads, jazz rhythms, historical landmarks, and Cajun cuisine, Mardi Gras is the celebration to end all celebrations.Mardi Gras, New Orleans

Mardi Gras | ©Brad Coy/Flickr

What’s the big deal about partying in “The Big Easy” during Mardi Gras? Plenty. You can bar-hop down the famed Bourbon Street. Dance to Zydeco at an out-of-the-way blues club. Sample jambalaya in the French Quarter. Shop on the eclectic Magazine Street. Or catch your favorite krewe marching in one of the numerous parades.Mardi Gras Krewe

Mardi Gras | ©Martin Deutsch/Flickr

But one thing is for sure – you have to start planning today. New Orleans is filling up fast for Mardi Gras and that’s where we come in.

Check out the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, which overlooks the Mississippi River and is only three blocks from the French Quarter. The hotel includes multiple on-site restaurants, and is also across the street from Harrah’s New Orleans casino. While the Intercontinental New Orleans offers a central location in the business district that is just minutes from the action. And don’t forget about the Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans French Quarter, which features a rooftop pool.

Reserve your room today, and then get ready for the party of your life!Mardi Gras Beads

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