If you’re heading to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, it would be a shame to just party and see the parades. Sure, you’ll go home with an amazing collection of beads and memories, but The Big Easy is such a fabulous place, there is so much to see and do. Don’t just party hard. Try these things to do in Mardi Gras in New Orleans.
1. Linger a While in Jackson Square
The French Quarter is one of the prettiest parts of New Orleans and its heart is the historic park, Jackson Square. The lovely central park is surrounded on three sides by historic buildings including the original Spanish City Hall, the Cabildo. It’s a great place for people watching and seeing the entertainment of street performers, musicians, and painters.