Gay Mardi Gras holiday ideas

Mardi Gras is the perfect time to get away and party it up in a city that comes to life for the celebration. We’ve pulled together this list of some of our favourite Mardi Gras destinations, as well as winter sun holiday ideas and winter snow holiday ideas. We found them with help from our friends at who specialise in tailor-made travel for the LGBT traveller.

New Orleans

An unhurried city with distinct energy and community spirit, New Orleans has been charming visitors for generations with its hot jazz, relaxed locals, distinctive colonial architecture and delicious foods. It’s called the Big Easy for a reason!

Gaydar favourite:
Mardi Gras New Orleans 2017
Mardi Gras was celebrated in New Orleans even before the formal founding of the city. The early French explorers landed at a site near the present city on Mardi Gras Day, 1699 and called the site Point du Mardi Gras. This is your chance to join a magical tour and jump in with the Mardi Gras celebrations while experiencing this amazing city!



Since it’ll be summer down under, Sydney enchants during the winter months. The city has endless sunshine, sea breezes and balmy evenings. Sydney is home to some of the world’s most recognisable landmarks including the Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House, but that’s not all it has to offer. The city is filled with culture, sport, high-end cuisine, romantic strolls and beachside picnics – there is something for everyone.

Gaydar favourite:
Mardi Gras Sydney 2017
Sydney Mardi Gras 2017 is set to be one of the biggest yet with parties and parades galore in this crazy Australian city. Enjoy luxury accommodation and build a tailor-made itinerary for Mardi Gras Sydney 2017 that suits you. You’ll get to enjoy the colourful parade on March 4th as well as the build up as the city comes alive with parties and fun galore. You can also experience an Australian wildlife tour, a Sydney harbour cruise and a food and wine trail.


Still looking for more getaways? specialise in tailor-made travel and can advise you on where is safe to travel as well as planning every last detail of your itinerary. They have lots of gay group trips that allow you to join a group of like-minded travellers. Or if you’re still looking for inspiration then they have plenty of inspiration on their website.


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