Mardi Gras Tour
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New Orleans is a hotbed of nightlife, live music and delicious foods reflecting French, African and American culture.
Whether you’re here for the legendary Mardi Gras parade or sightseeing at the French Quarter, we’ve sussed out the optimal times to travel to the Mississippi.
The best time to visit for pleasant weather is between September and November when you will find reprieve from both the heat and crowds of summer.
For an unforgettable trip filled with festivals, drop in between January and March to catch Mardi Gras and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
The cheapest and least crowded time to visit is during summer from June to August. This is because the weather is hot, humid and rainy.
New Orleans experiences four distinct seasons. Due to its location, its summers are long, hot and humid, running from June to August.
Spring (February to May) is a pleasant time to visit, with mild weather and a full calendar of events to fill your days. Just remember that being the city’s biggest event, many of the city’s popular attractions are closed during Mardi Gras.
The shoulder months of October to January offer pleasant weather but without the festivals, so the streets are less packed.
Late August and September is hurricane season when you’ll find prices steeply drop, with good reason.
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