Louisiana Travel Guide


Popular Travel Destinations in the Bayou State

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 destinaons and tourist attractions in Louisiana, plus special sections on Acadiana and Louisiana Plantation Homes.

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

Explore Cajun Country, and take a leisurely road trip down to South Louisiana with stops in New Iberia, Thibodaux, Houma and Grand Isle.

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

2018 Mardi Gras in Louisiana

Mardi Gras is celebrated by krewes in cities and towns all around Louisiana, from New Orleans to Shreveport, from Monroe to Lake Charles, and dozens of other towns in between. The next Mardi Gras is on February 13, 2018.

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2018 Festivals in Louisiana

Another fun day at the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival, Breaux Bridge, LouisianaA day of fun at the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival

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

We celebrate just about every crop harvested, every indigenous dish, and every type of music that's played here.

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Louisiana Television Series

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

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)

Two new Louisiana-based series have just premiered, "Cajun Aces" and "On da' Bayou".

Chefs Sam and Cody Carroll of Louisiana premiered their new Food Network show, “Cajun Aces"  on December 2, 2017. The married chefs run two restaurants, Hot Tails in New Roads and Sac-a-Lait restaurant in the New Orleans’ historic Warehouse District. In the series the chefs tell the story of their cooking ingredients, how to harvest the ingredients, and then cook at the family farm and their restaurants.

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The creator and producer of Out da' Bayou ... John Jackson Details about Swamp People including map of locations where the filming is done The creator and producer of Out da' Bayou ... John Jackson (courtesy of Out da' Bayou)

The weekly, 30-minute lifestyle TV show "Out Da’ Bayou" premiered on the Discovery Channel on January 6, 2018. The show's tagline is "Stories with great taste".

The locally-produced series centers on Louisiana’s food, outdoor adventure and tourism. Viewers have the chance to journey into Louisiana marshes, swamps and offshore waters in search of the best food Louisiana has to offer.

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It's the dawn of a new alligator season in Louisiana, and another season of "Swamp People" on the History Channel. The series is filmed in towns such as Pierre Part and Pecan Island bordering the bayous, the great Atchafalaya swamp, and the Gulf of Mexico. Season 9 of Swamp People debuts on February 1, 2018.

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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.

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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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Plantations
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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Swamps
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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Festivals
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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