Mardi Gras crowds make the parades hard to miss, but the city’s other culture becomes more hidden than ever. The solution? Learn on the go.
One of the best ways to complement the madness is on the Creole Queen, where you can immerse yourself in NOLA’s history and jazz. You can even avoid the parade traffic and get to the Battle of New Orleans site via the Mississippi River.
If you’re looking for more natural surroundings, then head to the National Wildlife Preserve for an airboat tour. You’ll meet all the creatures that make up Louisiana’s coast (and its cooking).