The Orleans Mardi Gras Festival is held annually in early March, on the first day of Fat Tuesday. The celebration continues with parades, music and other fun events all through the city. In addition to being one of the most popular celebrations in the city, it’s also a very lucrative one. And if you’re looking for a special celebration that doesn’t involve driving down Bourbon street in search of businesses to visit, consider staying at an Orleans Mardi Gras Hotel & Casino.
What many people (and non-famous people) don’t realize is that the New Orleans area has some fabulous restaurants. But they aren’t located inside the casino. Rather, they are hidden throughout the city. You can enjoy great food without ever leaving your luxurious room. And, because the celebration is primarily held in the evening, you’ll be pleasantly rewarded with a lively nightlife as the crowds begin to thin out after the night has fallen upon New Orleans.
You can stay at a New Orleans hotel just minutes from the celebration. The best of these hotels offer the chance to indulge in fun-filled attractions that you’ll want to capture on digital camera. You’ll need to download the free mobile apps from the hotel’s own app (naturally, many do this.) Once downloaded, these easy-to-use apps allow you to access the casinos, museums and parks along with many other fun sites throughout New Orleans. And they let you play Mardi Gras games, whether you’re playing for cash or just for fun.
What’s more, when you choose to stay at an Oahu, Waikiki or Maui Mardi Gras hotel, you can participate in guided tours of the islands. Many of these guided tours provide entertainment, such as special performances by local artists or groups. Some are even available in your room! These parties give you the opportunity to celebrate while being aware of your surroundings. This is very helpful when you’re partying at night.
Most of the Mardi Gras celebrations happen before the actual start of Mardi Gras. They last all day long, through the night. Because of this, there’s a lot of excitement and dancing going on. But not all the celebrations finish after the casino closes down. Often, the celebrations continue well into the wee hours. After all, why would anyone want to go home after a night of raucous partying?
Most of the hotels that host Mardi Gras parties also host a number of casino nights. So, if you have a reservation at a hotel near one of the casino nights that the celebration happens at, you’ll be able to continue enjoying yourself while enjoying a good night’s rest. When you look at the packages that the various New Orleans hotels offer, you’ll see that the price includes room service and meals (if any are included.) In most cases, you’ll pay more for the hotel and casino package that includes your party along with room service than you would for the separate events within the hotel.
When you get ready to go out for the night and you know that there are going to be a lot of people at the casino, you may want to consider having drinks before the celebration starts. At the same time, don’t drink all of the time. You’ll only be ruining your night before the big night. Sometimes having a drink or two before the celebration allows you to take one before you gamble your cash or jump straight into the ring. It also gives you time to get to know your fellow guests before the big night.
Just remember that you may have to spend a little more money on the hotel and casino packages if you choose to do this. The best part about it is that the celebration usually goes on for several nights, which means you can spend much less money for each night in the hotel. There are some nice incentives to staying at a Mardi Gras hotel if you decide to go. Find out what they are if you decide to stay.