New Orleans Jazz Fest On The Cheap | Huffington Post

New Orleans on Mardi Gras is like a kid hopped on Halloween candy. A good time is a guarantee, but is it worth it? Maybe not. Don't fret if you missed out on the Mardi Gras frenzy. Instead, plan a visit this spring for the equally exciting New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (April 26-28 & May 2-5), which can earn you a cheaper and better time. While tickets to the fest are $50 a pop, you'll get quite a bit of bang for your buck, as this year's lineup includes Maroon 5, Billy Joel, Fleetwood Mac, Dave Mathews Band, the Black Keys, John Mayer, Willie Nelson and, last but definitely not least, tons of awesome food.

During your visit, you'll certainly want to sightsee and eat your way through NOLA, so here's a guide to doing it on the cheap.

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