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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:

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






Oak Alley Plantation, LouisianaLouisiana's River Parishes: Visit some of our majestic plantation homes, steeped in history throughout Louisiana's River Parishes. Step back into the history of the South, no story is left untold and understand the importance of these oh-so grand homes.





Hurricane Cocktail, LouisianaCocktail Tour: Take a walking Cocktail Tour in New Orleans, the birthplace of the cocktail. Try our signature recipe for a Vieux Carre Cocktail created at the beautiful Hotel Monteleone.






Courir de Mardi Gras, LouisianaCourir de Mardi Gras: Experience the traditional Cajun Mardi Gras in Lafayette. The Courir de Mardi Gras festivities originated in medieval France.






Tiger Stadium, LSU, LouisianaTake in an American Football game at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge home of Louisiana State University.






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






Kayak in LouisianaKayak 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.






Preservation Hall, New Orleans, LouisianaMusic! 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.






Shrimp Po Boy, LouisianaEat! 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.






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