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Rathbone Mansions
Historic New Orleans Hotel, Steps From the French Quarter
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Insiders Guide of things to do, eats and drinks in New Orleans

Rathbone Mansions Insiders Guide

With its unique, vibrant history, award winning chefs, craft cocktail bars, and party atmosphere, there's no wonder NOLA is consistently ranked one of the best cities to visit. We've got you covered with insiders' tips on the best places to visit, eat and drink during your stay. Click through our blog for suggestions, current events and truly experience New Orleans like a local.

New Orleans has a unique, vibrant history, award winning chefs, craft cocktails galore, and a low-key, Southern fun atmosphere. There's no wonder NOLA is consistently ranked one of the best US cities to visit.  We've got you covered with tips on locals' favorite spots to check out during your stay. Scroll through our blog for suggestions, current events and truly experience New Orleans like a local.

 

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"Why Everyone Should Experience Mardi Gras in New Orleans"

Recently Ni’Kesia Pannell, writer for INSIDER digital magazine and popular crowd-sourced story-telling blog, posted a nice piece on Mardi Gras in New Olreans, making the case “why everyone should experience it.” We have to agree with her! 

Without the experience, many people may only have the impression of a raucous Bourbon Street, overcrowded with drunks and beaded mayhem. However, as Miss Pannell describes, there is so much more to New Orleans. The fun, laid-back extravagance of NOLA (that’s short for New Olreans, LA for some of you non-locals) permeates everything from the food and music to the stunningly creative and colorful costumes and parade floats. If there’s one thing NOLA can provide you, it’s showing you a good time and making you forget about all your responsibilities! 

Miss Pannell points out the benefits of staying near the Quarter (but maybe not right in the Quarter) so that you keep close to the fun & sights NOLA is most famous for.  While she stayed with our friends over at Homewood Suites, at RATHBONE MANSIONS we’re just a short walk away from Frenchman St and the Quarter, as well as an easy trek over to City Park if you’re coming for Jazz Fest.  

Take Miss Pannell’s advice, come and experience New Orleans for yourself!  Even if not for Mardi Gras, we always have good times in store. Laissez les bons temps rouler!