Mardi Gras is a blast. Sure Mardi Gras includes throngs of binge drinking party people, brass bands, crazy costumes, and great food, but there is much more to it. Make sure to take the time to learn about the Mardi Gras Indian Tribes, the New Orleans neighborhoods, the rich New Orleans history, and the exotic plant and animal life. What ever you do, make sure to spend some time off Bourbon Street.
One note; New Orleans is a high crime city. Be smart. That said, have a great time. If you have never been, let me give you an idea of what it is like with this Mardi Gras video.
Click play to see my video coverage of a recent Mardi Gras so you can decide if it is something you might like to experience a hot time in the old city of New Orleans.