They celebrated the very first city-wide Mardi Gras festivities in 1703, only a year after the citys foundation. New Orleans had its first official Mardi Gras parade in 1837, and that is without the colorful floats. So, the next time you want to celebrate Mardi Gras, better head to Mobile not New Orleans. This is one of those valuable travel tips. Youd be treated to highly elaborate themed floats, marching bands, flying Moon Pies, balls, and revelry for the whole family.
8 historic districts in one city
The number of National register Historic Districts in midtown and downtown Mobile is already staggering.