Normally in February, the Big Easy would be in full swing celebrating Mardi Gras. But this year, since the traditional parades were canceled because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, people had to find new ways to celebrate.
While tourists and Crescent City locals alike may not have been able to celebrate Mardi Gras 2021 the way they imagined, we've rounded up some interesting facts about this go-to Louisiana destination to help cure those blues.
1.To start, New Orleans is believed to be one of the most haunted cities in America.
2.The Buckner Mansion was featured as Miss Robichaux's Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies in the FX anthology series American Horror Story: Coven.
3.Constructed between 1722 and 1732, Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop claims to be "the oldest structure used as a bar in the United States."
4.If you fancy a drink, a variety of iconic cocktails gained popularity after being invented in New Orleans.
5.Preservation Hall usually holds over 350 acoustic concerts each year — it's a true jazz lover's paradise.