New Orleans’ biggest bash of the year, Mardi Gras, may be less than two weeks away, but that doesn’t mean the city won’t be partying extra hard in honor of the Super Bowl it’s hosting this Sunday. From Bourbon Street to Bywater and from the Marigny to Metarie, the whole metro area will be getting in on the action – and that includes the gays. But whether you’re a crazed football fan or a rabid football foe, there’s always plenty to do in the Big Easy. Here’s our guide to how best to spend this Super Bowl Sunday, no matter which side of the fence you’re on.
Wake up late (this is New Orleans) at the fabulous Hotel Monteleone (right) in the French Quarter, or at the fantastic Harrah’s complex just a few blocks away. Both are among the city’s top-rated hotels. Grab brunch at the phenomenal Stanley, where your Eggs Benedict become a po’ boy, New Orleans-style.
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