The Benefits of Mardi Gras Grandstand Tickets
Carnival season is upon us, which means it's time to participate in that most hallowed Mardi Gras tradition: stand up and shriek for throws from the parades that will take over the streets of New Orleans for the next two and a half weeks.
But here's the thing - you don't have to stand to get throws. You may be able to get some of the best views of the parades (and potentially, some of the best trinkets tossed out by riders) all from the comfortable security of the grandstand seating available through Mardi Gras Parade Tickets.
Think about it: rather than contending with crowds, you'll have space to spread out. Rather than standing all throughout the evening, you can rest your feet and your behind while enjoying the carnival spectacle. Your view of the passing floats and riders will be at, basically, eye level. You don't have to crane your back to gawp at the size of the floats. Here's another potential side benefit: we believe that this more intimate connection riders may result in better throws.
Mardi Gras grandstands are an especially exciting proposition if you're attending parades with young children, the elderly, or those who are entirely new to the holiday. By landing a seat in the grandstands, a first-time parade goer (or an old timer) doesn't have to worry about being jostled or standing for long periods of time. They can hear the music and sound effects of each float more clearly. They'll be close to fine dining, or bars if you're looking to follow up a throw with a drink.
Have we piqued your interest? Mardi Gras Parade Tickets is one of the major purveyors of grandstand seating during the carnival season.
You'll have access to four different seating zones spread out amidst two different locations - at Lafayette Square and Poydras Street on St. Charles Avenue. Both of these reserved seating areas are placed directly on the parade route so you can get as close as possible to the excitement and revelry.
Regular tickets for parades cost $5-65 depending on which krewe is rolling.
If you really want to up the convenience game, you can upgrade to VIP seating with Mardi Gras Parade Tickets, which nets you shelter, helpful on-site hosting staff, and (importantly) access to private restrooms. With VIP access you'll be able to pass in and out of the seating area, so you aren't tied to your ticketed space for the entire night.
If you're going to be in town for an extended period, consider booking for multiple parades and changing up on grandstand zones so you can get a different angle on the parade.
The grandstand location places you in close proximity to some of the most important locations in New Orleans history. The Central Business District was once known as the Neutral Ground, an area where the city's French and American populations once met, did business and interacted.