7 New Orleans Mardi Gras Traditions and Their History

7 New Orleans Mardi Gras Traditions and Their History

The countdown to Mardi Gras in New Orleans is well underway! As you plan for parades and mark the days until Fat Tuesday (February 28, 2017), learn about some of the most famous Mardi Gras traditions and where they came from. 1. Mardi Gras Krewes A Krewe is an...
7 Romantic New Orleans Date Night Ideas

7 Romantic New Orleans Date Night Ideas

You never need an occasion to set aside a romantic evening for you and your favorite plus one, and New Orleans offers up plenty of romance year-round. There are lots of ways to spend Valentine’s Day in New Orleans, and even more ways to connect as a couple after the...
French Quarter Festival Returns to New Orleans’ Most Historic Area

French Quarter Festival Returns to New Orleans’ Most Historic Area

From Thursday, April 6 through Sunday, April 9, 2017 French Quarter Festival will celebrate the culture, food, history, and people of New Orleans’ oldest neighborhood. With more than 1,700 local Louisiana musicians on 23 different stages throughout the French Quarter...
Plan for Parades with Our Mardi Gras Parade Schedule

Plan for Parades with Our Mardi Gras Parade Schedule

Mardi Gras only lasts a day (Tuesday, February 28, 2017), but Carnival season spans weeks, giving our hotel guests ample opportunities to check out a parade or two (or three). We’ve put together a Mardi Gras parade schedule for the whole season of parades rolling in...
5 Romantic Things To Do This Valentine’s Day in New Orleans

5 Romantic Things To Do This Valentine’s Day in New Orleans

What could be more romantic than whisking your sweetheart away for Valentine’s Day to a weekend in New Orleans, one of the most magical cities in the country? New Orleans is built for love and romance. Amidst historic French Quarter streets, the Hotel Monteleone...