While some may feel the month of February feels a bit drab and dreary, there are many reasons to help you look on the bright side! It’s the shortest month of the year, it holds Valentine’s Day and the Superbowl, you are that much closer to Spring Break, and it’s the last official month of winter! Add to all this, here in New Orleans, February is one of the best times to visit! The weather is amazing and the celebrations are in full swing. It’s a month packed with carnival-related activities and we’ve rounded up some highlights to help you plan your next NOLA getaway.
Must See Mardi Gras Parades
It’s no secret that New Orleans hosts one of the best parties in the world, Mardi Gras. While the Carnival season kicked off January 6th, there is a full schedule of activities leading up to Mardi Gras, which is happening February 25th. The greater New Orleans area will actually see about 80 parades this year, each with its own festivities so it’s an amazing time to be vacationing here. Our inn on Canal Street is close to all of the action! You can find a whole run down of Mardi Gras weekend here.
Celebrate Black History Month
New Orleans has an incredible cultural diversity making it a perfect place to celebrate Black History Month – a time that honors the achievements by African Americans recognizes their central role in U.S. history. There are numerous events going on citywide. Enjoy a Literary Jazz Brunch, Historic New Orleans Tour, African Art Panel Discussion, or a gospel music showcase at the Audubon Zoo to name just a few activities that will be taking place.
Romantic Valentine’s Day
Of course, romance doesn’t need a special occasion, but if you’ve been contemplating a getaway with your sweetheart, this is a perfect time to come to the city. Take a carriage ride in the French Quarter, a romantic river cruise on the Creole Queen paddle wheeler, have an intimate dinner at Broussard’s or Antoine’s, or share the “World Famous Bananas Foster” dessert at Brennan’s.
To enjoy the Crescent City to the fullest, it’s important to stay at the right place. Our award-winning bed and breakfast offers guests refined, classical elegance, affordable rooms, accessibility to attractions and distinctive neighborhoods, streetcar access right outside the front door, and so much more. Contact us anytime if we can assist in planning your next vacation to New Orleans.