Some popular destinations in Louisiana include...
New Orleans, especially at Mardi
Gras time, is not to be missed. Every year over four million people come from
around the world to be part of Mardi Gras. During Mardi Gras, Bourbon Street
transforms itself into the largest party scene in New Orleans.
Step back in time and take a stroll in the French Quarter, Jackson Square, listen
to Jazz and take a boat ride on the Mississippi, visit the plantations, or take
a swamp tour. In New Orleans, old homes are architectural treasures. Take a
leisurely walk through one of the city's unique neighborhoods and view the historical
Lafayette, the heart of Acadiana and
Cajun Country, with its gleaming present belies an exciting and captivating
past. Lafayette is known for its Cajun and Creole cuisine, Cajun and Zydeco
music, and beautiful gardens.
Baton Rouge is located in Southeast
Louisiana, north of the Gulf of Mexico and 80 miles from New Orleans. Baton
Rouge, Louisiana's state capital, offers exciting attractions, a colorful history,
famous food, music and lively festivals.
Visitors will enjoy the Old Governors Mansion, Old State Capitol, State
Capitol, riverboat casinos, the Mall of Louisiana, Bluebonnet Swamp, Alligator
Bayou Swamp Tours, and the famous plantation homes.
Natchitoches is the original French
colony in Louisiana. The historic district includes more than fifty centuries-old
buildings. The Cane River National Heritage Area is a largely rural, agricultural,
45,000 acre landscape known both for its historic Creole-style plantations and
structures and its unique people and culture.
Kisatchie National Forest
This six-million-acre forest consists of rolling hills covered with pine and
some hardwood forest. Popular pastimes include camping, horseback riding, trail
biking, hiking, canoeing, and fishing.