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5 Fun Ways to Spend $500 in New Orleans

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We’ve got your chance to see Katy Perry in New Orleans in October as part of the Prismatic World Tour.  When you win the flyaway to NOLA, you’ll also get $500 spending cash. We’ve got some ideas on how to spend that money in the Big Easy.


Pig Out on New Orleans Cuisine



Étouffée, gumbo, crawdads, muffalettas and po boys – New Orleans cuisine is like nothing else in America. Make sure you splurge on the local flavor from an institution like Mother’s.



Dress Like a Mardi Gras Indian



Street celebrations are famous in New Orleans and there is likely nothing more famous than the Mardi Gras Indians. Buy some beads, sequence, feathers along with a tambourine and get ready to join a Second Line.
And if you see a Mardi Gras Indian, tell them how ‘pretty’ they look – it’s the highest compliment.



Buy the Whole Bar Hurricanes



You’ll likely find yourself at a Bourbon Street bar at some point during your New Orleans stay. Use some of your prize money to buy the bar the city’s signature drink – the Hurricane.



Drownd in Powdered Sugar with Beignets from Cafe du Monde



Don’t call it a donut – the fried pastries served at the legendary Cafe du Monde are beignets.



Find a Fortune Teller



New Orleans is also steeped in voodoo and mysticism. Places like Jackson Square are always a popular hang-out for fortune tellers and tarot readers.


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