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Cities and Regions in Louisiana

Whether you’re craving small-town authenticity or big-city excitement, every region in the state is infused with #OnlyLouisiana character and flavor.

Search by regions with the interactive map below or scroll below to search by city. 

Explore Louisiana Regions

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Alexandria Area

Alexandria and Pineville straddle the Red River and form a hub for fine arts. Nearby, delve into Louisiana history with architecture, music and exploring Native American heritage. Dive into nature at Kisatchie National Forest.

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Baton Rouge Area

The capital city of Louisiana, Baton Rouge is an exciting modern city. Explore architecture, museums, dine out, listen to live music, learn about African American art, walk the riverfront and more.

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Great River Road

Located between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, the River Road follows the winding banks of the Mississippi. The area showcases the history of once highly influential landowners, historic estates and deep culture. 

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Houma-Thibodaux-Grand Isle Area

This is the heart of Louisiana's wetlands, a vibrant area filled with Cajun culture, food, fishing and outdoor adventures that are all awaiting you in this incredibly beautiful area.

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Lafayette Area

Lafayette is the center of Cajun Country, and is known as the ‘Happiest City in America’. It's a spot where the Cajun dialect is still spoken. The history, tasty culinary scene and distinctive music are all part of the cultural legacy.

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Lake Charles Area

The Lake Charles Area offers diverse Cajun culture with everything from authentic culinary dishes to glitzy casinos, dance halls and abundant outdoor activities. Experience the Cajun culture at its best.

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Monroe-Ruston Area

This area offers big city options with abundant outdoor activities. Enjoy shopping, antiques, broadway-style entertainment and dining, then head into nature for birding, fishing, hiking and kayaking.

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Natchitoches-Winnfield Area

Natchitoches is a one of the oldest established areas & is home to famous movies and meat pies. Explore the red-bricked Front Street, Cane River, shopping, restaurants and nearby historic districts. 

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New Iberia-Morgan City Area

Explore the culinary and cultural treasures of this region including the spice of Avery Island, Tabasco, and one of the oldest operating rice mills. Explore the cuisine, waterways, sprawling gardens and literary events.  

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New Orleans Area

A rich and vibrant center of fun, festivity, fine dining, music, art, cultural and history. Explore the sights and attractions that make the Crescent City so exciting. 

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Northshore Area

Located on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain, just forty minutes from the French Quarter in New Orleans, this area is thriving with arts and culinary scene, water activities and the great outdoors.

Shreveport Area
Shreveport-Bossier City Area

Sprinkled among the lakes and bayous are scenic state parks for camping, fishing and hunting. In the cities of Shreveport and Bossier City, casinos, dining, art, festivals and history are just a few of the attractions.

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Toledo Bend-Lake Country Area

Big waterways and diverse landscapes mark this region offering more than a thousand acres of great camping, hiking and birding. Toledo Bend Reservoir State Park is known for its bass fishing, boating and water sports.

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From small charming towns to bustling metro areas, Louisiana's cities offer a variety of attractions and experiences.