New Orleans hotels nearly full for Mardi Gras

New Orleans square decorated for Mardi Gras.

New Orleans square decorated for Mardi Gras. Image by Loren Javier / CC BY 2.0

Mardi Gras is always a busy time in New Orleans, but this year with a combination of cheap fuel and a public holiday in some regions, more people than ever are expected to head to the city for the parades. One hotel booking site already lists 184 hotels that are at full capacity and all 98 camping and RV sites at a key campsite are reserved for Fat Tuesday, which falls on 17th February this year. There are hotel rooms still available, but most are either expensive or several miles out of the city. Read more: nytimes.com

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