We are in Baton Rouge on the weekend before Mardi Gras, and plan to go New Orleans on Fat Tuesday (02/12/13). We plan to start early in the morning @ 4-5 am to avoid traffic, find a parking spot, stay there all day and head out 5-6 pm. Does it look like a feasible plan?
We are not sure how the traffic will be in the early hours of the morning from Baton Rouge to New Orleans. Also, we found a few sites like Park Whiz, which can gurantee a parking spot all day. Should we reserve a spot before we get there?