Louisiana is one of the most culturally diverse states in the US and has a long history of tourism. Before Louisiana became part of the US, it was owned by France and the French influence is still present to this day. Whatever your age or interests, Louisiana tourism has something unique for you.
New Orleans, the Big Easy
Although the city of New Orleans was devastated by Hurricane Katrina, it is finally being returned to its former glory and tourists continue to flock to the city. Jump on a streetcar and marvel at the glorious mansions on St. Charles. New Orleans is often referred to as the birthplace of jazz, so why not head to Bourbon Street where the city never sleeps and there are many great bars and clubs. The French Quarter is world famous. Watch the sun go down outside a bar on Royal Street or drink coffee with beignets at the Cafe du Monde. Watch a paddle boat on the Mississippi or stay in one of the exclusive boutique hotels so that you can enjoy world class shopping. New Orleans is famous for its food and nightlife, it’s cultures and it’s architecture. It truly is a city to appeal to all tastes.
Baton Rouge and National Parks
Baton Rouge is the state capital of Louisiana and though not as big as New Orleans, it’s a beautiful city filled with great things to do. Sample Cajun cuisine at one of the many restaurants or cafes or visit a plantation and see how things were back in the days of the antebellum south when Baton rouge was famed for its sugar plantations. The Baton Rouge Zoo is well worth a visit; Louisiana has some unique plant and wildlife and nowhere is better to experience this than in a trip to Louisiana’s huge wetlands area, which is protected as a designated national park.
Other Louisiana highlights include Shreveport and Metairie. With beautiful architecture and sites of historical importance, there’s something in Louisiana to appeal to almost anyone.
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