About New Orleans
New Orleans is an exciting city that is filled with events year round. Events in the city can be so large that they may be the primary reason why families visit the city and stay in vacation rentals. New Orleans is well known for its Mardi Gras. Mardi Gras season officially begins with a parade in January and comes to an end in mid-February on Mardi Gras Day. Also in February, typically on the Monday before Mardi Gras Day, there is the Zulu’s Lundi Gras Festival. In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day in March, tourists will want to catch the St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, which includes parties, food, and parades. In the French Quarter there are two additional parades in March that celebrate both Irish and Italian heritages. Families who are staying in New Orleans rentals during the Easter holiday won’t want to miss catching at least one of the three Easter parades taking place in the city. During the second week of April, New Orleans is home to the French Quarter Festival. During the festival, tourists can enjoy food choices from area restaurants as well as music from hundreds of area performers. Visit New Orleans in October and you’ll have the three-day Louisiana Seafood Festival, which includes a kids' tent for children to enjoy.