34. Be an unashamed tourist and do unashamed touristy things
It’s not routinely discussed, but from time to time, many NOLA natives and locals actually enjoy doing all the things tourists love to do. So eat some beignets at Cafe du Monde or Morning Call, ride the Carousel in City Park, take a horse and buggy-guided tour, watch the street dancers in Jackson Square, try on Carnival masks at a chintzy souvenir shop. Because why not? Life is for living, dammit!
35. Catch the Mardi Gras Indians on Super Sunday
Man, are they pretty! This is one not to miss. And while you’re at it, visit some St. Joseph’s altars around the same time.
36. Take the Ms. Mae's challenge
The premise is simple at this always-open dive bar: finish a drink every hour for a full 24 hours. Winners receive a T-shirt and bragging rights, though it comes with the risk of being photographed for their infamous wall of shame.