We will be in New Orleans for a long weekend Feb 13-17. This will be our first time in N.O. and we're excited! This is the first weekend for the Mardi Gras parades, so we plan on seeing the Krewe du Vieux- which starts at 6:30 on that Saturday, or the Krewe Delusion which starts after. We're going to be staying on Esplanade- so we'd be looking for parade watching in that area. Any suggestions on how early we'll need to stake out a spot? and what to expect?
Also, anything else that is a must see during that weekend? Thanks!