No travel bucket list would be complete without planning a trip to the Mardi Gras festival. This annual event in New Orleans attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. From the opulent costumes and parades to the black-tie balls, there is something for everyone during Mardi Gras. If you’re thinking of planning a trip to the Mardi Gras festival, let us help you take your experience to the next level. We’re sharing the best restaurants to try during your visit to have an authentic Creole meal. We also have the best tips for avoiding the crowds and seeing the festivities in style! Read on for the best ways to experience Mardi gras!