VIP Experiences in New Orleans

Use these tips to grab front row seats to see some of the best jazz in the world, get access to exclusive Mardi Gras parties, and tour the historic cemeteries scattered across the city.

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Mardi Gras Insider

You can’t get into a Mardi Gras ball without an invitation, but you can book tickets to a krewe’s after-party or join a float in a parade with, say, Bacchus or Morpheus. Fifth-generation New Orleanian Arthur Hardy, publisher of Arthur Hardy’s Mardi Gras Guide program, is the premier authority on all things Mardi Gras. For insider information on parties, floats, and the best places to take part in events, contact him (mardihardy@aol.com). 504-913-1563; mardigrasguide.com.