We may still be in the cooler winter months, but that only means that Mardi Gras is right around the corner. With that being said, now is the best time to start planning your next vacation! At All About Group Travel, we have exactly what you need to ensure you make the most out of your next trip!
Tips For Mardi Gras
If you plan to take a trip out to New Orleans for the first time, there are some things you should know first, because as you may already know, Louisiana is the ultimate Mardi Gras destination. With that being said, the last thing you want to do is prepare for your trip. Our team of experts is here to help!
What is Mardi Gras?
“Mardi Gras” is French for “Fat Tuesday” and refers to the series of Carnival celebrations that involve eating fat-rich food, starting on/after the Christian feasts of the Epiphany (Three Kings Day) and ending on the day before Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of Lent. Although Mardi Gras is celebrated in some other southern cities such as Mobile, Alabama, and St. Louis, Mississippi, none of these come even close to the grandeur and merrymaking of its counterpart in New Orleans, which attracts thousands of people from all over the world every year in spring.
What To Expect
Expect lots of costumes ranging from colorful to bizarre to French Baroque (anything goes), ornate parades with different themes, dazzling riots of colors, long lines to see those said parades, block parties, lots of drinking and plenty of hustle-bustle in French Quarters or Vieux Carré, the oldest section of New Orleans. French quarters are where most of the action is anyway (Bourbon street to be specific) and are a charming neighborhood to walk through for its buildings adorned with European architecture (think slatted windows and colorful exteriors), restaurants, shops, and bars.
Call Us Today!
When it comes to the best group travel trips during the spring season, we got you covered. There are many places to choose from, and you need to make sure that your getaway is one to remember. That is where we come in. Your winter season will be one that you will never forget. All About Group Travel is the best in Orlando, FL. Call or visit us today for more information on how we can make your vacation the best it can be.