The currency of your future is beads. Sparkly, plastic Mardi Gras beads.
Instead of exchanging them for goods and services, you exchange them for a peek at the goods of every co-ed and cougar in the French Quarter.
Oui, monsieurs, the most decadent celebration in the U.S. is less than a month away. And we've got your VIP hookup to New Orleans luxury that only a select few can experience.
Tucked away from (but still close enough to) the Mardi madness, the Audubon Cottages provide a relaxing escape from the bead-throwing, binge-drinking, breast-exposing bacchanalia of Bourbon St.
Each one- or two-bedroom cottage features a private or semi-private courtyard, access to the heated saltwater pool, and complimentary breakfast brought to you.
Plus, a little thing called butler service. Your on-site French Quarter Butler is ready to anticipate and cater to your every whim, whether that's making hard-to-get dinner reservations or booking exclusive NOLA experiences.
Or procuring an extra gross or two of beads. Because you're going on a spending spree.
509 Dauphine St., New Orleans
Mardi Gras rates: $383-680/night
Save: Use code RGUEST to save 10% off a stay of three nights or more.