The vibrant festival in New Orleans—also known as Fat Tuesday—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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Let loose with a bit of California sunshine. Watch feather-adorned dancers in the Mardi Gras parade, enjoy a family-friendly celebration at Sea World, or head to the House of Blues to keep the good times rolling.
Los Angeles is no stranger to great music and glitter. Catch the costume contest, live music, and delicious New Orleans specialties at the Fairfax farmers market.
Celebrate carnival season from the Pacific Northwest with Mardi Gras jazz concerts, pub crawls, and a beignet or two.
Book a house rental in Atlanta and kick off the festivities with the city’s collection of Mardi Gras block parties, karaoke bars, and live music shows.
Want to experience carnival by the coast? Don’t miss out on great cuisine, dazzling parades, stilt-walkers, concerts, and fun for all ages.
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.
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.