The Explorer: Big events in New Orleans including Super Bowl and Mardi Gras

The Explorer: Big events in New Orleans including Super Bowl and Mardi Gras

Ahh….New Orleans. With jambalaya , jazz and Mardi Gras, what's not to love? Add the Super Bowl and you've got every reason to visit the Big Easy on The Explorer.

MARDI GRAS: Mardi Gras is the French word for Fat Tuesday, which is a world famous celebration that involves gorging on fatty foods and drinking your fill before fasting for lent. If you want to join the fun, check out www.partygras2013.eventbrite.com, for the Party Gras 2013 Package.

For $549 a person (double occupancy), you get three nights at the Hilton Riverside New Orleans. Plus, a group leader will escort you on a party bus complete with Mardi Gras masks, beads, and cocktails.

This even includes round trip bus transportation from Atlanta to New Orleans.

JAZZ FESTIVAL:  If you can’t make it to Mardi Gras, you need to check out the New Orleans Jazz Festival. Since 1970, it has been celebrating the culture, music and food of New Orleans. It’s also considered the best music festival in the country. It has a wider, deeper lineup of essential American musical styles than any festival in the nation.

If you want to go, Nojazzfest.com has a jazzy option. For $1,499 two people get 3 nights at the JW Marriott New Orleans. This also includes shuttle rides and tickets  to each night of the Jazz and Heritage Festival.

SUPER BOWL: It’s not too late to catch the big game and goldensports.com still has the half time package. For $3,995 two people get end zone tickets to the game, and three nights at the Ramada.

Sunday is the big game, and the Big Easy is ready for you to party hard.

 

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