I'm traveling solo across the US. And I would love to visit New Orleans for the rich culture it's known for.
My free dates will be from the 3/2/11 to 3/8/11, which falls during the Mardi Gras (Which means I have to book my trip very soon, and need your help soon as well :-)
I really want to seize the opportunity and go to N.O. on these date. However, I'm really worried that the Mardi Gras (Or the city on these dates) will be full of drunken tourist, and girls flashing. (Excuse my ignorance if that is wrong) But all I can think of about Mardi Gras are thousands of drunken college kids and girls flashing (Thats what I see on TV) So is it true ??? I hope I am wrong
I do not drink, and above all I want to go to N.O. to see the culture, taste the food and enjoy the Big Easy atmosphere, not to see girls flashing!
Do you recommend to go on these dates? and could you please explain to me (Where the nudity and drunkenness happens) if it truly happens?
And also what the best area to see most of the parades? Not the drunks and the girls!