We booked 4 nights at the Hotel Provincial in February for the Tuesday through Friday before Fat Tuesday. We plan to attend a number of parades in the Uptown district thinking we would take the St. Charles streetcar but I understand the line is under reconstruction. Is it feasible to take the Streetcar along the river, then the Canal car switching to the bus? Any idea about what a cab would cost from our hotel to the reviewing stands near Lee Circle?
Will the crowds be as large and as intoxicated during this time as they will on Mardi Gras day and night? We are to embark on a cruise on Saturday, thinking we would catch the River streetcar at the French Market area riding to the embarkation point, will the streetcar be running on the Saturday before Mardi Gras?
I hope my post is clear. Any advice is appreciated.