NEW ORLEANS | Well, it's finally here, the pinnacle of Carnival season, and you've got your ladder, your fried chicken and your costumes in hand. But where are you gonna go?
Well, there is the premier option if you're from out of town, which is, of course, Bourbon Street and French Quarter revelry. The crowds will be plentiful, the beads will be abundant, and you're likely to get an eyeful of things you didn't think were allowed in public. With little ones, the parades in Metairie and Uptown are much more family friendly, with stuffed animals, toys and hundreds of truck parades tossing out countless goodies.