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10 Things to See and Do New Orleans

Whether you are coming to New Orleans for the famous Mardi Gras festival or to eat your way through the city, every experience here is unique and absolutely wonderful. In the city that offers never-ending live music, the enormous Mississippi River, a haunted history and the oldest ice shaving machine in the world; there are no shortage of things to see and do. Explore the French Quarter, stroll through the Botanical Gardens or try the famous “hurricane” cocktail. Don’t think about leaving New Orleans without experiencing these 10 things to see and do.

10. Experience Mardi Gras

It is New Orleans’s most famous festival and known by people all over the world. If you want to experience this famous festival full of colorful parades and festivities, make sure to book your hotel early as the city fills up. Elaborate floats, beaded necklaces and never ending parties are what you have to look forward to. If you can’t visit during the festival but still want to experience it, head on over to Mardi Gras World, a working studio that produces the outrageous floats. Daily guided tours are offered to visitors and take you behind the scenes where the artists and sculptors work. On display expect to see huge floats, outrageous costumes and all kinds of props and figures. It wouldn’t be a trip to this city without experiencing Mardi Gras one way or the other.

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