Louisiana Travel Guide

Popular Travel Destinations in the Bayou State

Shadows on the Teche plantation in New Iberia, LouisianaOne of Louisiana's many classic plantation homes, Shadows on the Teche in New Iberia

This website offers a tour of popular Louisiana destinations, interesting cities and travel attractions across the Bayou State.

Our travel guides feature over 60 travel destinations and tourist attractions in Louisiana, plus special sections on Acadiana and Louisiana Plantation Homes.

View our extensive list of Louisiana festivals for 2018 showcasing the state's music, food, history and culture.

Today's Louisiana Travel Highlights

Mardi Gras in New OrleansIt's nearly time for Mardi Gras in Louisiana!

Explore Cajun Country, and take a leisurely road trip down historic Bayou Lafourche with stops along the way in Lafayette, Thibodaux, Houma and Grand Isle.

Visit North Louisiana hill country tourist attractions in communities such as Shreveport, Monroe and historic Natchitoches.

And make your plans now for Mardi Gras 2018 in Louisiana.

Louisiana on Television

Louisiana is a popular setting and filming location for several hit TV shows.

Chefs Sam and Cody Carroll of Louisiana premiered their new Food Network show, “Cajun Aces"  on December 2, 2017.

The Chefs of Cajun Aces ... Sam and Cody Carroll Details about Swamp People including map of locations where the filming is done The Chefs of Cajun Aces ... Cody and Sam Carroll (courtesy of the Food Network)

Hot Tails in New Roads was the two chefs’ first restaurant. Sac-a-Lait restaurant, located in New Orleans’ historic Warehouse District, followed in 2015. In the series the married couple tell the story of their cooking ingredients, how to harvest the ingredients, and then cook at the family farm and their restaurants.

Read more about Cajun Aces

It's the dawn of a new alligator season in Louisiana, and another season of "Swamp People" on the History Channel. The series is filed in towns such as Pierre Part and Pecan Island bordering the bayous, the great Atchafalaya swamp, and the Gulf of Mexico.

Read more about Swamp People

Scene in the Honey Island swamp in LouisianaScene in the Honey Island swamp in Louisiana

Louisiana Swamp Tours

Visitors to Louisiana often experience the Bayou State firsthand, by touring the swamps!

A variety of swamp tours originate in South Louisiana cities such as Breaux Bridge and Henderson in the Atchafalaya Basin Swamp, and New Orleans near the Honey Island Swamp.

Read more about Louisiana swamp tours

Enjoy your vacation and road trip, and travel to Louisiana soon!

Cajun Country
Visit Acadiana and the Cajun Country in South Louisiana

Acadiana is a vast region encompassing 22 parishes in French Louisiana in the southern part of the state.

The residents in the area are descended from various native American and nationalities, but many are "Cajuns", descendants of 18th-century Acadian exiles from Canada's Maritime Provinces.

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Louisiana plantation and ante-bellum homes

Many of the state's amazing antebellum mansions remain intact, and are meticulously maintained and furnished with beautiful period pieces.

These classic homes and gardens are located all over the state, with large concentrations along the Great River Road, and across south and central Louisiana, and in "Plantation Country" near Baton Rouge.

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Louisiana swamps and cypress trees

The lush growth in a Louisiana swamp is indescribable.

The most impressive objects are the cypress trees which are very graceful in their structure with their reddish bark, exquisitely bent branches, and delicately fine leaves.

Visitors love taking swamp tours to experience first hand these natural beauties.

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Louisiana festivals, locations, dates and links

With some 400 different festivals each year, it’s easy to see why Louisiana is often called the Festival Capital of America.

We celebrate every crop harvested, every indigenous dish, and every type of music.

From the Crawfish Festival in Breaux Bridge in South Louisiana, to the Peach Festival in Ruston to the north, there is a festival for everyone!

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