Throughout Louisiana, water is abundant. Rent a boat or kayak for a great way to explore the depths of a cajun swamp, charter a boat to go deep sea fishing or climb aboard for a guided tour up the river. The majority of the state parks offer bodies of water like lakes with easily accessible boat ramps, canoe and kayak rentals and dedicated swimming areas, while others offer wooded bayous and reservoirs that are perfect for fishing and enjoying a day out on the water.
Bossier City and neighboring Shreveport, located adjacent to each other on the Red River, form the largest metro area in north Louisiana.
Bossier’s attractiveness is apparent from afar: Its waterfront casinos form the city’s skyline, and offer a range of table games, slots and live entertainment. In addition to gaming, you’ll find the Louisiana Boardwalk shopping outlet mall, adjacent to Margaritaville Resort Casino and Horseshoe Bossier City casino. You can spend a couple hours checking out the name-brand stores, followed by a meal at one of the restaurants conveniently within walking distance.
Visit Bossier City’s East Bank District, where you’ll find Flying Heart Brewing (its taproom and guided tours are especially popular with visitors), along with cafés, shops and family-friendly festivals.
With these attractions and more, you’ll want to plan on staying awhile in Bossier City.