Last year, New Orleans celebrated its tricentennial, but the city’s 400,000 residents don’t need an anniversary to party—they are committed to living large year-round.
Should Bourbon Street leave you seeking a change in pace, take a 10-minute walk southwest into the city’s quieter—but emerging—Warehouse District, and check yourself into the Ace Hotel New Orleans.
The city’s Central Business District is parlaying an excess of concrete and distinct lack of character into a spirited cultural revival—and the Troubadour is leading the way.
At the heart of any Mardi Gras celebration, alongside deliriously gaudy, bead-spewing parade floats, one will find the King Cake, a chintzy confection celebrants go crazy (crazier?) for.