From historic districts to world famous festivals, Louisiana is a popular destination for tourist. As a native Louisianan you may take for granted some of these hot spots, but these are the places that make Louisiana such a great place to visit and call home!
- Bourbon Street
New Orleans, LA
Bourbon Street is probably the top destination Louisiana is known for. If you can get past the party seeking visitors you will find some of the most famous music venues in the state among amazing Louisiana architecture . The street is a mesmerizing assortment of restaurants, shops, galleries, music and nightclubs!
- Mardis Gras
New Orleans, LA
The definition of the world’s biggest party~ Parades of beads being thrown from gorgeous floats, revelers from near and far looking for fun, costumes, music and festivities that are brilliant! –. Every year for Mardi Gras people from New Orleans and around the world join in the Carnival celebration!
- Old Ferry Landing in Port Allen
Port Allen, LA
Located across the river from the city of Baton Rouge, Old Ferry Landing in Port Allen provides a clear unobstructed view of Baton Rouge’s spectacular skyline. Complete with old benches and historic light fixtures this area in Port Allen is quickly becoming an attractive metropolitan destination.
- Red River District
Located in downtown Shreveport, you'll find this district underneath the Texas Street Bridge. The Texas Street Bridge provides a shady area perfect for catching an afternoon breeze or listening to live music. From comedy clubs to amazing music and more this district offers an assortment of attractions for visitors of all ages.
- Louisiana State Museum
P.O. Box 2448
New Orleans, La. 70176
The Museum's collection totals more than 450,000 artifacts and works of providing an authentic experience of Louisiana to visitors. The collection includes seven historic French Quarter buildings that have become icons of New Orleans – such as the Cabildo and Presbytère on Jackson Square - and a statewide system of regional and history museums in Baton Rouge, Thibodaux and Patterson, La.
- Swamp Tours
Experience the beauty of Louisiana’s cypress swamplands. Be submerged in the tranquility of the Louisiana swamps and observe alligators, turtles, egrets, herons, bayous, ancient cypress trees covered with Spanish moss and more all while safely guided by knowledgeable local tour guides aboard a boat.
- French Quarter
New Orleans, LA
The French Quarter, located in the heart of New Orleans, is the original downtown area of New Orleans. The French Quarter is a magnificent display of some of the areas historic architecture dating back to post-revolutionary years. Enjoy all forms of art in French Quarter…the sights and sounds of the Quarter are something you won't want to miss.
- Louisiana Arts and Science Museum
Baton Rouge, LA
100 South River Road
Explore the world of art and science at the Louisiana Arts & Science Museum, which provides static and interactive exhibits which will indulge the senses of guests of all ages. Afterwards, view the heavens in the planetarium's 60-foot domed theater .
- Louisiana State University Campus
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
LSU’s campus is in a gorgeous historic location. View the famous Greek-style amphitheater, where some of the most interesting theater in the state is hosted. Visit a real Indian burial mound kept carefully preserved under the campus' academic doctrine.
- Nottoway Plantation
White Castle, LA 70788
30970 Highway 405
This Louisiana plantation, dating back to 1859, is a lavishly constructed and historically restored example of 'steamboat gothic' architecture. Embodying the style of its era, the extravagant construction stands to this day as an exalted sentiment to times past.