Is that time of year again!!! For the quintessential Mardi Gras experience of beads, boobs and booze, head to Bourbon Street in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter. There you’ll find masked partiers indulging in non-stop alcohol (which can be legally consumed in the street) and shenanigans before the threat of Lent kicks in. This street fest celebrates southern decadence with dollar beers, stiff whisky and “hand grenades,” a potent potion of rum, gin, vodka, grain alcohol, melon liquor and mint that’s guaranteed to give you a hangover. For parades and activities beyond the boozy frat scene of Bourbon Street, visit this website.