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Mardi Gras In Louisiana Tour

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New Orleans
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OVERVIEW Everywhere else it's just a Tuesday. Mark Twain once wrote that a traveler... has not seen the United States until he has seen Mardi Gras in New Orleans." Of the hundreds of Louisiana festivals, none tops . .
Country: United States
City: New Orleans
Duration: 3 Day(s) - 2 Night(s)
Tour Category: Culture Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99
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Everywhere else it's just a Tuesday.

Mark Twain once wrote that a traveler¨... has not seen the United States until he has seen Mardi Gras in New Orleans." Of the hundreds of Louisiana festivals, none tops Mardi Gras. Spectacular parades, unbelievable costumes, music, dancing, and food drink-take your pick of places to indulge and enjoy. The biggest celebration occurs in New Orleans, but nearly every community in the state has its own version of the annual party. Wherever you go you can find the style that best suits you including tons of family-style celebrations.


Itinerary: Jefferson Parish

Just outside New Orleans, Jefferson Parish has a wide variety of Louisiana´s best attractions and cuisine.

New Orleans' neighbor Jefferson Parish is home to family-owned restaurants, world-class shopping, historic districts, and Louisiana´s premier beach destination-Grand Isle. Discover there attractions and more, just a short drive from the Crescent City

1. Breakfast Options:

Armore Bakery & Cafe´

Is located in historic Gretna, offering delicious pastries, specialty coffees, and gelato. Fresh breakfast sandwiches are served on Saturday mornings.

Common Grounds Coffee House & Cache

Serves up tasty specialty coffees and breakfast dishes. If you´re feeling creative build your own breakfast sandwich. Choose from a menu of eggs Benedicts omelets, pancakes, French toast, steak, and eggs, or a platter, with all the fic in´s

Riccobono's Peppermill Restaurant

For over 40 years, the has been serving classic New Orleans and Italian fare to locals and visitors. Timeless classics like crab cake Benedict, eggs Pontchartrain, Oysters Riccobono, and other Carole fare are served at this popular Metairie dining spot

2. Morning Activities and Attractions:

Jean Lafitte Harbor

In these waterways, just an hour-long drive from New Orleans, you can pull up a crab trap, bait, throw a cast net, use a jug line, and possibly spy a gator. In-house chefs will present and prepare the food caught in the bayous in the beautiful town of Jean Lafitte

Airboat Adventures

Tour 20,000 acres of tidewater, cypress, and swamp through the bayous lined with moss-draped cypress and tupelo-gum trees. You will have opportunities to see alligators, snakes, turtles, egrets, herons, and ibis, and we sometimes see hawks, owls, and bald eagles.

3. Lafitte's Barataria Museum & Wetland Trace

Tells the 200-year story of life in the fishing communities along Bayou Barataria Exhibits explore the people and industries of the region, including the notorious pirate Jean Lafitte, who operated in the Gulf or Mexico in the early 1800s.

The many trials include covered pavilions, scenic overlooks, and benches. It is a popular place to see various wetland wildlife like, alligators, turtles, and herons as well as marsh plants like lilies and orchids. Dogs are allowed just be sure and keep them on leashes

Jefferson Parish

Charter Boat Fishing. Charter experience captain for inshore, offshore, or coastal fishing excursions.

Lafreniere Park

Right in the heart of Metairie, is 155 acres of peaceful green space. Highlights include a two-mile jogging trail, picnic shelters, a 20-acre lagoon, playgrounds, a carousel, multi-use sports fields, and an 18-hole disc golf course.

Grand Isle State Park

Offers two miles of beaches, a 900-foot-long public fishing pier, and postcard views. Walk the trials of this Louisiana barrier island, which is a haven for birdwatchers, and bring your camping gear, too: waterfront camping is allowed.

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