Greater New Orleans
From world-renowned festivals to the end of the Great River Road in Plaquemines Parish, the Greater New Orleans area offers a variety of experiences for visitors. New Orleans has long been a harbor for the creative powers of artists, writers and musicians, and their influences can be seen throughout the city. New Orleans offers visitors beautiful architecture, The Audubon Institute’s Zoo, Aquarium and Insectarium, nightclubs, museums and art galleries, shopping, world-class cuisine, authentic music and streetcar and riverboat rides.
Follow the great Mississippi River through Plantation Country, flanked by dozens of grand antebellum-style homes. Each one is a sparkling gem, in an equally spellbinding setting, with a unique story attached. Come lean against a white pillar in Plantation Country and learn about them all. This region is home to the state capital, Baton Rouge.
The center of French culture in Louisiana is Cajun Country, complete with friendly people and beautiful landscapes. Here you’ll develop a taste for zesty cuisine, music and culture that lures visitors back time and time again. This area of Louisiana is home to a large portion of the state's Cajun and Francophone population. Cajun Country spans across much of the Gulf Coast of Louisiana, with the heart of the region in Lafayette.
Come explore the Crossroads of Louisiana and experience unique festivals, ancient Indian mounds, rugged frontier towns, haunting Civil War battlefields and historic sites and quaint bed-and-breakfasts. Located in the center of Louisiana, the cities of Natchitoches and Alexandria are in the Crossroads region of the state. Where the Red River feeds into the Mississippi River, this area has historically been a place of travel and trade and is known for its rich culture and beautifully diverse natural surroundings.
Whether your passion is fishing, hunting, boating, gaming, shopping or museums, good times are guaranteed in Sportsman’s Paradise. North Louisiana is home to rolling hills, dense forests, bountiful wildlife and rushing rivers, and offers outdoor adventures including bird watching, deer and turkey hunting and record-breaking fishing. For those who are looking for a more cosmopolitan adventure, the cities of Shreveport, Bossier City, Ruston, Monroe and West Monroe offer shopping, international cuisine, riverboat casinos and numerous museums.