In the US, New Orleans is actually ‘all of that’ and then some, year round. It is one heck of a town. During Mardis Gras NOLA morphs into a thumping, bumping mosh pit of revelry to throw your beads into, no question. But for your consideration, we have looked into a few alternative destinations to get your Mardi Gras groove on in 2015. As always, bop over to DiscountHotels for heavily discounted hotel rooms in all of these carnival cities.

1. Mobile, Alabama, USA.

2. Salvador, Brazil.

3. Venice, Italy.

4. Binche, Belgium.

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