There's an entire world to discover in New Orleans, but let's give credit where it's due. The city is known for partying, so there's no shame in indulging in the nightlife whether you're a longtime resident or a visitor. If you really want to go out with a bang, there's a New Orleans bar with larger than life drinks. You might need two people to hold this bad boy up - it's just that massive.
Pat O'Brien's is famous for their "Hurricane" cocktail, which is a rum and passionfruit infused concoction that the entire city swoons over. The bar took things to another level when they put the "Hurricane Magnum" on the menu.
The three-gallon drink has atleast 32 ounces of rum in it (could be more if your bartender has a heavy hand) and is the equivalent to 16 glasses of the average-sized Hurricanes. Let's just say this is the only drink you'll need if you decide to take on the monster cocktail.
You'll likely need some help to finish it off, which is why the bar will provide you with plenty of straws. It's meant for six people, but a few more or less doesn't hurt.
Be ready to blow some serious dough because the drink is $200. Once you split it between six people, it's not so bad and brings the price down to around $33 each.
If the Hurricane Magnum is far too much to take on, you can opt for any one of their other creative cocktails, which pack an equally strong punch.
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Visitors and locals normally pack the bars and roam the streets with boozy drinks in celebration of the holiday, but getting a drink will be even more difficult this year as all bars will be closed inside and outdoor citywide.
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Popular streets such as Bourbon, Frenchmen and Decatur will also seem very empty compared to years before, as no pedestrians or vehicles will be allowed on them between 7 p.m. and 3 a.m.
The annual New Orleans Mardi Gras Parade has also been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
But there is no need to worry if you decided to celebrate the holiday from home this year, as a virtual celebration, dubbed "Mardi Gras For All Y'all," will be held featuring famed music acts such as Jimmy Buffett, Emeril Lagasse and Archie Manning.
You can stream the three-day event on February 12, 13, and 14 on Youtube, Facebook Live and Nola.com.
If you're planning on making a trip to the Pelican State sometime soon, look no further than this Airbnb in the heart of New Orleans. The closer you are to the French Quarter, Bourbon Street, and more popular LA spots, the better. However, thanks to the stunning interior of this particular Airbnb in the Garden District of New Orleans, you may not ever want to leave your temporary home.
Parks-Bowman Mansion: The Library is the name given to an Airbnb listing by Adrienne, a Superhost on the site. The listing is in a great location and is shaded by many massive trees to make your stay feel secluded.
For just $120 a night before any additional fees, you and one other person can stay in the room of this estate named the "Library."
You and your companion will share a queen-sized antique bed, a private shower, a wide-screen TV, a mini-fridge, and more in the Library.
Plus, there's a porch with seating outside to peacefully read your favorite from their wide selection of books on.
Throughout the home, there's a music room, a lady's parlor, a decked out kitchen, and more to make yourself feel at home. Or in another century.
There are even gardens and a full-size lap pool outside to enjoy as well.
From 521 reviews, the listing remains at a 4.89 rating which is pretty stellar. In fact, 100% of recent guests have given it a 5-star rating.
Whether you're a tourist or a Louisiana native looking for a fun staycation, this is an awesome spot to check out.
Gorgeous Louisiana Mansion With A Library
Price Per Night: $120
Address Or Neighbourhood: Garden District, New Orleans, LA
Why You Need To Go: You'll feel like you've been transported to another era thanks to the incredible interior and exterior of this Louisiana home.