A travel guide to Louisiana, United States of America providing Louisiana tourism and travel information.
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Overview

Louisiana travel has something to offer for all types of travelers. In the north part of the state, Shreveport and Bossier City boast the region's most dazzling and innovative gaming venues. The region features beautiful rolling hills and towering pine forests, and maintains a dignified southern atmosphere. Head toward the swamps of the south where Jazz and Cajun music fills the humid air and the state takes on a different persona. New Orleans is a must-see destination, and during Mardi Gras the streets are filled with raucous revelers, parades, parties and live music performances. Outside of Mardi Gras, the historical French Quarter featuring famous Bourbon Street and legendary live jazz clubs. Explore Bayou Country with a variety of swamp tours and fabulous fishing. Louisiana's capital, Baton Rouge, is delightful with magnolias and pre-Civil War mansions and estates. Central Louisiana is home to an incredible number of museums and historic sites. Nostalgia reigns in this state and recognition of times past are celebrated around every corner. All over the state, see historic plantations, a number of which offer public tours and events. 

During Mardi Gras season in Louisiana, get ready to put on a crazy costume, march through the streets and catch a ton of beads. Mardi Gras Day, otherwise known as Fat Tuesday, falls on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday each year. Visit any part of the state in late February or early March for an unforgettable experience: Mardi Gras Louisiana Style. In Cajun Country, merrymakers still celebrate a tradition of begging from house to house for ingredients to prepare a community meal, wearing costumes parodying authority figures. In New Orleans, don't miss the amazing “Super Parades” downtown and uptown; for a more family oriented atmosphere in New Orleans try the nearby Jefferson Parish or St. Tammany parish. The party in Crossroads and Sportsman's Paradise also promote a more family-friendly tone.

In Baton Rouge, the state capitol of Louisiana, a culture of rich history and politics is deeply entwined. The main campus of Louisiana State University is located here along with several smaller colleges. Baton Rouge offers an atmosphere of youthful vibrance blended with time-honored Southern lifestyle traditions. During the fall, college football games and countless related events dominate the scene. At the revitalized city center, enjoy a riverfront casino, the USS Kidd floating museum or the incredibly innovative Shaw Center for the Arts, home to a sophisticated art museum, unique gallery spaces, theaters and divine eateries all in the heart of downtown. Enjoy Louisiana's diverse tourism options.

Louisiana's neighboring states are Texas, Mississippi, and Arkansas.


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