When is the Best Time to Visit New Orleans?
You are thinking about that long-awaited journey to New Orleans, but can’t decide on when to come. Do you like crowds or quiet balconies? Parades or garden tours? Festivals or concert halls? Here are a few tips from the Grand Victorian staff to help you decide.
SUMMER for the amazing deals
Summer is hot and so are the special deals you can find to design that economical vacation or stay-cation to enjoy all that the city has to offer. COOLinary menus allow you to try 2 and 3 course lunches and dinners for low prices. The festivals continue with Creole Tomato, Cajun-Zydeco, Essence, Satchmo and weekly free summer music offerings in our incredible parks. The Grand Victorian also offers great summer rates for a cool respite after your sizzling summer days.
MARDI GRAS for the bucket list
You have to experience it at least one time in your life, and we can help you make it the experience you will enjoy. There are many ways to experience Mardi Gras – parades, costumes, family picnics and ribald entertainment from the masses. We do Mardi Gras family style in the Garden District, where our home is right on the parade route for over 50 parades during the two-week season. When you’re tired of the crowd, just jaunt over to the porch to enjoy the pageantry from afar. It is usually during February or March, check the calendar as the date changes every year.
SPRING for the music festivals
If you love the live local music like we do, then April is for you! French Quarter Festival and Jazz Festival are the weekends we enjoy most in the city. An abundance of musical talent on 10 or more stages plus an over-abundance of restaurant food tasting choices can tempt even the most solitary traveler. Make the festival one of your own design by choosing which musical acts to enjoy or which food booth to park your chair near. Great spring weather added onto these elements make spring the easy choice for your next New Orleans vacation.
The Grand Victorian tends to book early for Mardi Gras and the spring festivals, but we always have good deals in the summertime! Make this historic New Orleans bed and breakfast your home away from home this year!