Explore Mardi Gras vacations

Find the best cities to celebrate Mardi Gras in the U.S.

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Bourbon Street in New Orleans

Mardi Gras vacation rentals

Grab a slice of King Cake and let the good times roll

The vibrant festival, also known as Fat Tuesday, home in New Orleans is also is observed across the country with parades, concerts, and fried feasts aplenty. Snag a front row seat to this carnival-style fanfare in the cities that celebrate it best by making a Mardi Gras vacation rental your home base.

Downtown New Orleans trolly system.

Mardi Gras in New Orleans

Celebrate like a local

Head to The Big Easy for the hub of Mardi Gras festivities. The party moves well beyond Bourbon Street for almost a month of parades, live music, costumes, and flavorful treats. Enjoy a vacation rental a good distance from the balcony parties or stay in the heart of the action along the French Quarter parade route.

Where to stay in NOLA for Mardi Gras

Stay close to Bourbon Street, the Garden District, or the French Quarter—the choice is yours, whether you need pet-friendly accommodations or a place to post up as a group.

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More cities celebrating Mardi Gras beyond The Big Easy

Can't make it to New Orleans for Mardi Gras? We have you covered. From San Diego to Seattle, here's where to celebrate next.

The living room of a pet-friendly vacation rental in New Orleans, LA.

Featured Pet-friendly rental for Mardi Gras

Home in The Big Easy

Feel like a southern belle or gentleman in this historic pet-friendly vacation rental that touts marble bathrooms, original hardwood floors, and a front balcony that provides views of Mardi Gras festivities. Located in New Orleans' Lower Garden District, you and your best friend will have instant access to everything that makes The Big Easy so memorable.

Where to celebrate Mardi Gras in Florida

Want to experience carnival by the coast? Don’t miss out on great cuisine, dazzling parades, stilt-walkers, concerts, and fun for all ages.

Where to celebrate Mardi Gras in Texas

If everything’s bigger in Texas, so are its festivals. Join in on eleven days of celebration, from masquerade balls to the popular Mardi Gras Texas Style concert.

Mardi Gras Vacations FAQ

For particularly family-friendly Mardi Gras parades, head to festivities in Texas, Florida, and the Lower Garden District in New Orleans.

Enjoy a vacation rental along the parade route in New Orleans or celebrations in Seattle, San Diego, Los Angeles, Eureka Springs, Texas, and Florida.

The best Mardi Gras festivities aren’t limited to New Orleans. Make your move on fun Mardi Gras celebrations in Seattle, San Diego, Los Angeles, Eureka Springs, Texas, and Florida.

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