Experience all the live music and energetic nightlife on New Orleans' Bourbon Street, explore historic plantations in Alexandria,
and encounter the heart of Cajun and Creole Country in Lafayette. These are just a few of the adventures that await at the many
places to visit in Louisiana. Click on the city or locale that interests you to learn about what each has to offer.
Louisiana’s capital city … Where the weather is always warm, the food has special little kick and the locals are always ready to entertain! And while you’re here be sure to visit Baton Rouge’s eclectic mix of restaurants, museums, shops, plantations, festivals, live music and so much more. Go BR! And get it right from the word Go. Call 1-800-LA-ROUGE or visit VisitBatonRouge.com.
On the Cajun Coast you can wake up to coffee on the bayou as the sun rises over the cypress and moss-draped live oaks. Celebrate our culture and traditions with food, fun and music at 16 festivals, some cited as among the best in the nation including Eagle Expo and Mardi Gras every February, Cypress Sawmill Festival and the Bayou Teche Black Bear & Birding Festival every spring and the Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival held every Labor Day Weekend.
Heart of Plantation Country. Soul of the Atchafalaya. Explore a unique natural landscape, savor a rich history and share in a one-of-a-kind South Louisiana culture, those attributes which truly define Iberville Parish.
Jeff Davis Parish has been hiding in plain sight for years. Lying along I-10 at the midpoint between Houston and New Orleans and the Lake Charles and Lafayette, it has been a waypoint for these popular destinations. What’s changed is the discovery by travelers that this quiet corner of the state holds a number of wonderful treasures.
Experience Jefferson…the food, the fun, the culture and the southern hospitality. Next door to one of the most famous cities in the United States, you will discover a place steeped in history and culture, mouth watering cuisine, the shopping capital of Louisiana, and the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. You will discover Jefferson, just a beat away from New Orleans. Jefferson sprawls the southern shore of Lake Pontchartrain and ends sixty miles later on the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico.
Lafayette—the heartbeat of Acadiana—is where you can truly feel the pulse of Cajun Country. This cultural oasis on the bayou blends contemporary sophistication of a cosmopolitan city with a unique heritage and culture hard to find anywhere this side of Europe.
Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana is like multiple vacations in one destination! Life can get hectic, and in Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana, we know how to make you smile. Being the Festival Capital of the state, we are no strangers to cotton candy, carnival rides and exciting festivals—from the regalia of our family friendly Mardi Gras celebration to the Contraband Days Pirate Festival, Cajun Music & Food Festival or Southwest Louisiana Christmas Lighting Festival.
Welcome to Livingston Parish! Each year, thousands of visitors discover the wonder of southeast Louisiana. From first-class golfing, endless waterways and shopping to strolling through quiet antique boutiques Livingston Parish offers something for everyone.
St. Tammany Parish offers scenic beauty, a vibrant culinary scene and memory-making experiences. Located within an hour of New Orleans, Baton Rouge and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, St. Tammany Parish offers unique Louisiana experiences.
In “Bayou Country,” things that most people rarely get to enjoy are a part of our everyday, normal life. Come experience a world filled with bayous, great food and outdoor pastimes that live and breathe culture. Come visit us “Down on the Bayou.”
The oldest permanent settlement in the Louisiana Purchase territory, Natchitoches is a vibrant community dedicated to preserving its incredibly rich and diverse heritage. Established in 1714 as a center for trade between local Indians and French colonists, Natchitoches has known the imprint of French, Spanish, African, American Indian, Creole and American cultures.
The city of New Orleans is an escape for the mind and the soul. With its architectural treasures, delectable cuisine and array of festivals, New Orleans provides visitors with unforgettable, unique experiences.
Between the historic cities of New Orleans and Baton Rouge, visitors can explore a remarkable area where the past is gloriously alive. Here, a collection of famous plantations dot the verdant landscape along the Mississippi River, each offering a unique journey back in time. Come and enjoy our delicious Cajun and Creole cuisine, exhilarating swamp tours, comfortable accommodations and all the richness of Louisiana’s vibrant culture. It’s all here, just minutes from New Orleans, awaiting your discovery.
St. Bernard Parish is just 5 miles from downtown New Orleans, yet its scenic beauty, cultural treasures and beautiful waterways will make you yearn to remain in its tranquil surroundings. Bountiful waterways such as Lake Borne, the Mississippi River and Breton Sound make this a paradise for fishing, hunting or bird watching. In fact, St. Bernard Parish has several stops on the America's Wetland Birding Trail.
With its dramatic history and diverse cultures, St. Landry Parish boasts une différence, which few, if any, places in America can claim today. The influences here—Native American, European, African, Acadian, American—have mixed and matched for over three centuries to produce the rich and colorful experience that is St. Landry Parish today. St. Landry Parish is the site of one of the oldest European settlements in Louisiana, le Poste des Opelousas, an administrative territory established by the French government in 1720.
Tangipahoa Parish is located in southeastern Louisiana at the bustling intersection of Interstates 12 and 55. Close proximity to major markets such as Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Louisiana along with Jackson and Biloxi, Mississippi creates an area teeming with economic development and an ever growing population.
West Baton Rouge is our home and just like good friends, we welcome you to our home. Our location, just minutes from the states capital city of Baton Rouge, one hour from New Orleans and minutes from Lafayette and Louisiana's Cajun Country, makes us the perfect hub for adventure in Louisiana's Plantation Country.