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Top 10 things to do in Louisiana

Louisiana is a 'gumbo' created in the 1700's with a dash of French, Spanish, English, Irish, Cajun, Creole and Afro-Carribean influences. These 'cultural ingredients' have added great flavours to make Louisiana the exotic state of the South.

Here's our pick of the best things to do in Louisiana:

  • New Orleans Mardi Gras: Soak up the vibrancy of the Mardi Gras parades, New Orleans' most spectacular carnival.

  • Visit Plantation Country: Step back into the history of the South and the importance of these oh-so grand homes.

  • Cocktail Tour: Take a walking Cocktail Tour in New Orleans, the birthplace of the cocktail. French 75 or Sazerac, the choice is yours.

  • Courir de Mardi Gras: Experience the traditional Cajun Mardi Gras in Lafayette.

  • Take in an American Football game at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge home of Louisiana State University.

  • Creole Nature Trail: Explore the breathtaking Creole Nature Trail in Lake Charles, over 180 miles on 1 of 43 designated Scenic Byways in the USA.

  • French Quarter: Steeped in history and Louisiana atmosphere, the French Quarter draws its fair share of visitors! Famed for its vibrant nightlife too.

  • Kayak on the Bayous and waterways of Louisiana, viewing Louisiana’s wildlife up close. Alternatively an airboat or swamp boat are options for those feeling less energetic.

  • Music! Visit a Jazz club in the city that gave birth to the Jazz sound, why not visit Preservation Hall one of the most famous music venues in the US.

  • Eat! You will not go hungry in Louisiana from Shreveport in the North with its BBQ influences to New Orleans in the South, Cajun and Creole culinary experiences and flavours abound.

Please do get in touch with our Louisiana State experts if you have any questions or need some advice to help you plan your Louisiana holiday - we are always on hand to help!

 

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