The City and its inhabitants will be recollecting their wits today and tomorrow, but by tomorrow night things will be pretty much back to pre Carnival normal. Yeah, there will be things going on, but nothing related to Mardi Gras.
There's always music, food and activity happening here. Are you referring to Mardi Gras festivities? If so, then no, that's all done at midnight on Ash Wednesday (earlier today).
Mary - we are going to be down this weekend and if you are interested can find us at the Funky Pirate on Friday around 4 to listen to Mark and the pentones
This is what there is to do in New Orleans this weekend:
-Visit Jackson Square and peruse the offerings of the artists and craftsmen there.
-Stop often and listen to the street musicians and observe the street performers. BE SURE TO TIP THEM IF YOU LIKE THEIR PERFORMANCE. ( For that reason, be sure to bring a bunch of dollar bills, and fives too.)
-Visit the French Market to peruse the Flea Market and the Farmer's Market and the associated restaurants and shops.
-Take a buggy ride from Jackson Square around the Quarter to get narrated history lesson.
-Eat a po'boy sandwich or some crawfish or alligator on a stick.
-Drink a Hurricane in the courtyard at Pat O'Briens.
-Take a walk along the Mississippi River levee.
- Take a cruise down the river on the Riverboat Natchez.
-Take a FREE ride on the Algiers Ferry to get a great view of the Quarter from the river.
-Peruse the art galleries on Royal Street.
-The World War Two Museum
-At nite, either watch or participate in the spirit of bacchanalia on Bourbon Street.
-As an alternative at nite, walk over to Frenchman Street to the jazz clubs.
-EAT, EAT, EAT, EAT, EAT, EAT at many of the dozens of superb dining establishments in the Quarter.
-SHOP, SHOP, SHOP, SHOP, SHOP, SHOP in everything from "touristy" shops to high-end places.
-DRINK, DRINK, DRINK, DRINK, DRINK if that is your wont. Lots of places and lots of different drinks.
-Take a ride on fhe streetcars, which opens up an entire new set of activities OUTSIDE of the FQ!
-If you are active, take a bike tour or a kayak tour on St John Bayou.
-Take a tour to visit local plantations or swamps or a "Katrina tour" to understand the devastation and recovery from that terrible event.
And this list has only touched on SOME of the highlights. Others will, I'm sure, add to this list. Be sure to ask more questions as you firm up your itinerary.
Dear watsup1000--we too will be in NOLA this weekend--till 20th for a return for our 5th anniversary to the location of our wedding!. Reading over your list see quite a few we already did... but found a few more such as--Kayak tour on St. John Bayou--how/where do we sign up for this? VERY interested in Bass fishing--any suggestions anyone? thank you for the great ideas. We WILL be EATING, Drinking, going to the Funky Pirate, Hurricane at Pat Obriens etc.! Mary--maybe we are staying at same hotel--we too are only a block away-- what are the chances!
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