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Romantic Mardi Gras

Many people hear Mardi Gras and have visions of the wild, intoxicated masses roaming the streets looking for a little risqué entertainment, but the reality is it’s not just a holiday for singles – it’s also the perfect getaway for couples too who are looking for a unique and romantic experience!

Young or old, couples will find plenty of fun and romance, especially in New Orleans, the city that has become synonymous with the Mardi Gras holiday.

Here are a few ideas to help you plan your romantic getaway:

Unique Accommodations

When you head to New Orleans, you don’t have to settle for boring hotels. Spice up your trip by staying in one of the many historic turn-of-the-century hotels or bed and breakfasts, complete with four-poster beds. There are even plantation houses and quaint cottages, all within a short distance of the Mardi Gras activities, so don’t feel like you have to stay right in the heart of the city.


The parades during Mardi Gras are bright, colorful and exotic, which makes them the perfect destination for romantic couples visiting New Orleans for this exciting holiday.

Not only will there be parades on “Fat Tuesday” but there will also be daily parades starting on the preceding Thursday.


Whether you’re looking for formal and extravagant balls or something a little more casual, Mardi Gras have many different parties to offer for singles and romantic couples alike, so you’re sure to find something that suits your tastes.


Las Vegas is often seen as the gambling capital of America, but New Orleans has plenty to offer romantic couples when it comes to the glitz, glamor and excitement of casinos too. After a day of parades and sight-seeing, couples can hit the casinos for a fun filled evening together at the slots or one of the many other games they have to offer.

Risqué Entertainment

If you’re an adventurous couple, then you won’t get the full Mardi Gras experience without taking in the French Quarter and Bourbon Street.

With an “almost anything goes” atmosphere, it’s the perfect spot for couples looking for a little more free-spirited and risqué entertainment to spice up their holiday trip.


Mardi Gras has a long and rich history, and what better way to explore it’s traditions than with your sweetheart while wandering through one of the many museums with special exhibitions dedicated to this unique and exciting holiday.

Carriage Rides

Need a break from walking? Try one of the many romantic carriage rides offered throughout the city. It’s the perfect way to experience the sights and sounds of New Orleans and enjoy a little alone time with your partner.

Ferry Rides

After a day of sightseeing, parades and partying, escape the noise of the city and the Mardi Gras celebrations for a romantic sunset cruise on one of the many ferries or steamboats that operate on the Mississippi. You can also take a Jazz Cruise where you’ll enjoy dinner and dancing, which makes for the perfect ending to a fun filled day.

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