Mardi Gras season is well under way. This year, around one million tourists are expected to flock to New Orleans to partake in the festivities. If you’re one of the lucky million and it’s your first time in the Crescent City, make sure to prepare yourself for the unique wonderland you’re about to experience.
To help you out, here are 14 interesting facts you might not know about NOLA.
1. There are no strict open container laws.
Visitors to New Orleans are always amazed to find that you can walk around outside while sipping a real, grownup, alcoholic drink. New Orleans natives are always amazed to find that in other cities, you can’t.
2. A lot of NOLA bars offer to-go cups.
13. The city has a ton of famous residents.
Sandra Bullock, Solange Knowles, John Goodman, Lil Wayne, and Brangelina all have houses in New Orleans (to name a few).
14. It’s pronounced New Or-linz, not Nawlins and certainly not New Orleenz.
It’s really not that hard to say, we promise.