The USA is one of the best destinations to enjoy a luxury holiday due to its amazingly varied regions and an abundance of entertainment choices to choose from. It is home to a lot of well-known sites throughout the world, you will have a lot of places to go to and keep you occupied on a luxury holiday in the USA.
We have found a fine accommodation for you to enjoy your holiday and relax from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The USA boasts of breath-taking beaches, snow-tipped mountains, wide stretches of deserts, and a gloriously historical modern city which makes it one of the most sought-after destinations for a luxurious holiday.
Allow us to help you celebrate the most memorable Mardi Gras Holiday at The Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans.
Mardi Gras History
The history of Mardi Gras dates back to medieval Europe, which passed through Rome and Venice during the 17th-18th centuries to the French House of the Bourbons. The traditional revelry of “Boeuf Gras,” or fatted calf started here and followed France to her colony.
Jean Baptiste Le Moyne Sieur de Bienville arrived at a plot just 60 miles south of New Orleans on March 2, 1699, naming it “Pointe du Mardi Gras” as his men began to realize that it was the eve of the lively holiday. Bienville is also responsible for establishing “Fort Louis de la Louisiane” in 1702.
Bienville established New Orleans in 1718 and by 1730s, Mardi Gras was openly celebrated in New Orleans. Today, Mardi Gras is one enormous holiday in New Orleans which is all about music, picnics, excitement, parades, and floats. It is during this holiday wherein you’ll get to witness a lot of crazy costumes, kids with their families spread throughout the city, both locals and tourists alike are having the time of their life.
Parade goers sit on the ground, throwing balls, playing music, eating exquisite food while watching the crowds walk by between parades. Majority of non-essential businesses are usually shut down during Mardi Gras day.
New Orleans is a unique American city that houses numerous historic, cultural, and culinary attractions. Known as the Crescent City and is famous for its jazz music, world-class cuisine, diverse culture (Creole and Cajun heritage) and of course the outrageous Mardi Gras celebrations.
Both tourists and locals have their own favourite spots but most of the action is centered around the French Quarter. It is home to the legendary nightlife on Bourbon Street which is filled with cultural attractions. Along the Mississippi River, bordered to the south of the French Quarter, horse-drawn carriages wait for tourists to take them on a tour, docked along the shore, you can see the Steamboat Natchez, with tourists lining up to purchase beignets.
Over the French Quarter, the Crescent City has a lot of areas that are worth to explore. If you are intrigued by local lore, then you can go ahead and visit Dumaine Street’s Historic Voodoo Museum where you can learn about how this religion has shaped this city.
For travellers and tourists who normally want to be at the centre of non-stop activity and excitement, the French Quarter is the perfect place to stay.
History is one thing that has never been forgotten in New Orleans. In fact, stories are honored in music, museums, well-preserved buildings, and art. A great area for dining and entertainment, tourists flock to The French Quarter of New Orleans due to its attractive architecture. Old buildings showing French influences that date 300 years back, with arcades, red-tiled roofing, and picture-perfect courtyards. Most of these buildings now contain hotels, restaurants, shops, jazz spots which offer a variety of entertainment.
5-Star Luxury Hotel
We have picked a 5-Star Luxury Hotel where you can unwind after elbowing your way through raucous Bourbon Street.
Windsor Court Hotel
A part of Preferred Hotels, the Luxe Windsor Court, has a classic and elegant atmosphere which is quite similar to the formal old-world. The Windsor Court Hotel ensures you of a wonderful Mardi Gras Holiday with their recently updated rooms and suites that are delighted in French-inspired details. They offer in-suite dining, luxurious bedding down to wet bars and Wi-Fi so you can stay relaxed and at home without sacrificing the things that matter to you the most.
This hotel is widely known for its afternoon tea, and hosts a special Mardi Gras Tea along with a King Cake and themed cocktails similar to King’s Cup and Carnival Berry Sip. For bookings and reservations, you may visit here.
A taste of New Orleans
In a city so full of soul and spice, you can’t be short on excellent restaurants to visit throughout the city. For those who want an upscale experience, we recommend the Galatoire’s which is located in the French Quarter. Alternatively, you might want to sample the Commander’s Palace famous Jazz Brunch in the Garden District. More so, Cafe du Monde at the French Market is sought after for its beignets and cafe au lait. Beignets are square shaped, powder-sugar-coated doughnuts. Decatur Street’s Central Grocery offers a variety of muffuetta sandwiches flavoured with olive salad and served on sesame-seed bread.