The Monarch and I are going to NOLA for a week this March, and yes, we will be there for Mardi Gras. We actually weren't trying for Mardi Gras, but that's how the cheapest plane tickets worked out, shocking us both.
So... any suggestions on things to do/see/EAT/participate in? I plan on being a Super Nerd and going on at least one architectural tour. (Probably a dumb spooky tour too, judge away, I'm still gonna do it and love every silly minute!) The Monarch will not go kayaking in the swamp, no matter how much I try to convince him.
Also, anything I should definitely NOT do? I live in a tourist place myself, so if you live in New Orleans and want to say "DON'T BE THAT GUY" please do so.