LOUISIANA TRAVEL GUIDE
Louisiana is is mostly known for it's colorful and lively city of New Orleans, and while this draw card alone is a great reason to visit the state, there is more to Louisiana than just New Orleans. There is a beautiful patchwork of farmland and pretty bayou's filled with Cyprus swamp tree's waiting for you to explore. The Creole and Cajun food is out of this world good and the music is sure to impress whether it be at a sophisticated jazz club or at a down and dirty club.
Must Have Travel Guides For Visiting Louisiana
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New Orleans is a melting pot of French, African and American cultures. The city is reknown for its round the clock nightlife, lively music scene and southern cuisine. The French Quarter is the city's cultural hub and is famous for its blend of architecture incorporating spanish, french, creole and American styles. The infamous Bourbon street will entertain those who like to party into the very late hours. Come and eat some Cajun cuisine and sip on a hurricane! This is one of the most fascintating cities... come and experience it for yourself.
Creole Queen Paddle Steamer
The Creole Queen is an authentic paddle wheeler powered by a 24 foot diameter paddlewheel which was constructed in Mississippi. She took her maiden voyage on October 1, 1983. You can step aboard and take a cruise on the Mississippi River whilst enjoying the sounds of lively jazz music. There are two types of tours to choose from; one which includes a narrated tour of historical sites and an evening cruise that involves a creole buffet dinner in an elegantly appointed dining room followed by a night of dancing. Book a lunch or dinner cruise on the Creole Queen Paddle Steamer.
Honey Swamp Island
Honey Swamp Island is a marshland located in eastern Louisiana. Honey Island earned its name because of the honeybees once seen on the isle. The swamp is famous for being the home of the Honey Island monster, a creature described as being bipedal, 7 foot tall with grey hair and yellow eyes and accompanied by a disgusting smell. Boat tours operate here allowing access deep into the heart of the beautiful cypress swamp. Organize a swamp tour in New Orleans for your next vacation here.
Vermilionville is a living history museum and folk life park that promotes and propagates the cultural resources of the Acadian, Native American and Creole people dating from the period 1765 to 1890. Vermilionville is located in the heart of Lafayette and sits on a 23 acre site on the banks of the Bayou Vermilion. There are 19 attractions including 7 restored original homes along with local artists that provide demonstrations on a variety of essential crafts performed by the early settlers. This is definitely fun for the whole family!
The Audubon Zoo is located in New Orleans and is part of the Audubon Nature Institute which also manages the aquarium of the America's. The zoo covers 58 acres and is home to 2000 animals with an exotic mix of animals from around the globe. There are engaging educational programs and hands-on animals encounters that will keep the kids entertained. A wonderful way to spend the day with the kids and easy to get to by public transport. Purchase tickets to the Audubon Zoo.
Did you know you could take a cruise out of New Orleans to the Caribbean or the Bahama's? Well you have that option too! We love cruises because you have your transport, food, accommodation and entertainment all wrapped up in one package. Cruises sail out of New Orleans regularly so check out Cruise Direct who offer discounted package deals.
New Orleans Sight-Seeing Tours
Save on New Orleans tours and entry to museums and attractions by purchasing tickets online and in advance. There are a wide range of activities and attractions to choose from. Here are some of the popular options that are offered:
- Audubon Zoo of New Orleans
- Aquarium of the America's
- Creole Queen Jazz Cruise
- Creole Queen Dinner Jazz Cruise
- Oak Alley Plantation Tour
- New Orleans Cemetery Tour
- Bayou & Swamp Adventure with Transportation
- New Orleans Steamboat Natchez Creole Lunch Cruise
- New Orleans Voodoo Tour
- Ghosts and Spirits Nighttime Walking Tour