Louisiana Louisiana is a place like no other. It is beautiful outdoor environments and unbeatable live music. It is centuries of history within an ever-evolving culture. It is gumbo, étouffée, boudin and the best seafood in the world. Whatever brings you to Louisiana, it will surely feed your soul. 1a  Immerse yourself in 300 years of history and magnificent architecture on a horse- drawn carriage ride through the atmospheric French Quarter. 1b  Experience jazz in the city where it was born. Sit for a set at Preservation Hall, THE place for traditional New Orleans jazz. 1c  Cross the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, the world’s longest bridge over water. 2   Explore Louisiana’s bayous and swamps by airboat, kayak or canoe for an up-close view of Louisiana’s wildlife. New Orleans 3  Step back in time at the historic homes that dot the Mississippi River’s Great River Road. 4   Tour the TABASCO factory and explore the Jungle Gardens at Avery Island. 5  Watch the Courir de Mardi Gras festivities in Louisiana’s Cajun country. 6  Journey into one of America’s “Last Great Wildernesses” along the 180-mile Creole Nature Trail All-American Road. 7  Zip-line over alligators at Gators and Friends Adventure Park in Shreveport-Bossier. ★  Follow one of the state’s eight culinary trails to sample everything from fresh seafood to sweet beignets and king cake. Famous Louisiana Gumbo Oak Alley Plantation, Vacherie