Insider's Look at Upcoming New Orleans Attractions - New Year
New Year, New Adventures, New Orleans
New Orleans is renowned for a variety of unique cultural quirks, from culinary creations and signature jazz music to iconic architecture and countless festivals for every taste. But perhaps most of all, New Orleans is famous for the biggest party of the year – Mardi Gras!
Each year, dozens of parades roll through the city’s neighborhoods, from downtown and the Central Business District to St. Charles Avenue and Uptown. This year is no different with parades beginning on Wednesday, January 6 and continuing until Mardi Gras Day (Fat Tuesday), February 9.
Whether marveling at the floats on Canal Street or catching beads from a balcony on Bourbon Street, there’s no shortage of Mardi Gras magic in the Big Easy, and Windsor Court’s acclaimed lounges offer visitors the perfect pre- or post-parade rendezvous location.
Watch the parades roll by the back side of the hotel and then stop into Cocktail Bar or Polo Club Lounge to catch a glimpse of the impressive live music lineup, headlined by New Orleans’ songbird Robin Barnes, while sipping classic cocktails and enjoying a savory or sweet selection from the menu of snacks, small plates and desserts.
Mardi Gras is early this year, so if you can’t make it to town in time to catch the last of the parades, steal away with your sweetie the following weekend for a romantic Valentine’s Day getaway. New Orleans’ picturesque backdrop and idyllic weather offer the perfect setting for a memorable getaway.
Whether your adventure begins with a carriage ride through the historic French Quarter or a moonlit stroll along the Mississippi River, make sure to book your table for two at The Grill Room and enjoy an exclusive four-course, prix fixe menu with optional white sturgeon caviar and champagne to start. After dinner, indulge in a selection of decadent deserts.
Reserve your room at Windsor Court today!