Louisiana Travel Guide


Popular 2022 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 a special section on Acadiana

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

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

Festivals in Louisiana

It's festival time in Louisiana!

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.

Offerings this year include the Crawfish Festival, the International Rice Festival, the Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo, the Cajun Music Festival and dozens more!

Louisiana Television Series

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

The stories and adventures of alligator hunters in Louisiana are told in the TV series "Swamp People" on the History Channel.

Swamp People Season 13 in 2022 on the History Channel ... filmed in the Louisiana swamps

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.

The show follows a group of alligator trappers during the 60-day Louisiana alligator season in various areas of South Louisiana, including the huge Atchafalaya Basin Swamp in the Atchafalaya Basin in south central Louisiana.

The History Channel has announced the premiere of Season 13 of Swamp People for Thursday, January 27, 2022, at 9/8C.

Read more about Swamp People

Louisiana Swamp Tours

The beauty and solitude of the Louisiana swamp

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.

Swamp tour operators provide a variety of options, boats, tour length and cost. Some use flat bottom boats, other airboats. Kayak and canoe tours are also available.

Read more about Louisiana swamp tours

Cajun Country
Acadiana and Louisiana Cajun Country

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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Food
Louisiana food and culinary traditions

Excellent Cajun cooking abounds in Louisiana, whether your tastes tend to seafood gumbo, crawfish etouffee, crawfish bisque, crawfish pie, fried crawfish, boudin or maybe even fried alligator!

And don't forget Natchitoches meat pies, grilled oysters, red beans and rice, jambalaya, great peach pies from Ruston, fried catfish, great BBQ, soul food, and so much more.

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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

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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