New Orleans Speak: Learn 5 Mardi Gras Traditions and Terms

New Orleans Speak: Learn 5 Mardi Gras Traditions and Terms

Whether you have booked a room at our hotel for this year’s Carnival season or are planning on visiting next year, it can be hard to navigate all the New Orleans Mardi Gras traditions and terms. Learn to celebrate like a local with our handy guide – we suggest...
7 Romantic Places in New Orleans to Explore

7 Romantic Places in New Orleans to Explore

With its multicultural history, music and fine dining, New Orleans is an inherently romantic city. Whether you’re exploring the streets of the French Quarter or watching the sun set over the Mississippi River, there are plenty of ways to woo your one-and-only in...
Lampooning Mardi Gras Parades: Krewe du Vieux and krewedelusion

Lampooning Mardi Gras Parades: Krewe du Vieux and krewedelusion

With enough adult themes to make you blush, Krewe du Vieux is a fun (and funny) satirical parade that is a fan favorite year after year. It’s also one of the few parades that has a downtown route — one that goes right past our French Quarter hotel. Learn...
Mardi Gras Parade Schedule: Where to Go and What to See

Mardi Gras Parade Schedule: Where to Go and What to See

Mardi Gras may technically be a single holiday, but Carnival season is packed with weeks of partying and parades. Even if you won’t be here on Fat Tuesday (February 28, 2017), there’s still plenty to enjoy leading up to the big day. Grab a slice of king cake (try a...
5 Creole Restaurants in the French Quarter Worth A Try

5 Creole Restaurants in the French Quarter Worth A Try

New Orleans is famous for many things, one of the most notable being Creole cuisine. While our very own Latitude 29 serves up Polynesian inspired tiki drinks and cuisine every day of the week, if you’re looking for traditional New Orleans food, we’ve got a...
Experience Mardi Gras in New Orleans 2017

Experience Mardi Gras in New Orleans 2017

If you’ve never been to New Orleans during Mardi Gras, you’re missing out on the experience of a lifetime! While Carnival is celebrated throughout the world in Europe, Brazil and the Caribbean, the Crescent City’s take on Mardi Gras offers uniquely...