Mardi Gras is best celebrated by the city of New Orleans. The place is alive for a full week before fat Tuesday: people getting their fill of immoral behavior before cleaning up for Lent. Despite the hype, there's nothing to be afraid of as long as you keep your whits up. This is an amazing experience that people from all over the country flock to. Indulge in the food, live music and creole culture of this colorful city!