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Kids playing at Jackson Square in New Orleans.
The Chimes restaurant's large decks overlooking the Bogue Falaya River offer a great spot for happy hour - in Covington Louisiana ©LouisianaNorthshore.com
The State Fair of Louisiana's carnival grounds in Shreveport.
Touch an alligator at the Gator & Friends Alligator Park and Exotic Zoo
Bring your dancing shoes to the Original Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival in Opelousas.
Cajun Dance session at the Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center in Thibodaux.
Take a ride on one of New Orleans streetcars.
Experience the Cajun version of Mardi Gras at a Courir De Mardi Gras.
Tour San Francisco Plantation along the River Road between New Orleans and Baton Rouge.
Stroll through the gardens at Houmas House and enjoy the fountains.
The Strand Theatre in Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana
Visit the Abita Mystery House to see strange collections, inventions and odd memorabilia.
The amazing fields of sunflowers will brighten your day as you head into Gilliam for the Sunflower Trail and Festival in the spring.
Head to the historic Grand Opera House of the South in Crowley, Louisiana
Your taste buds will sing at the Sweet Dough Pie Festival in Grand Coteau, Louisiana
Go tubing in Bogue Chitto State Park Louisiana
Historic Front Street in Natchitoches
Get ready to dance at the Jolly Inn Cajun Dance Hall in Houma.
Jungle Gardens in Iberia Parish ©Jungle Gardens
Shrimp Boats at The Shrimp and Petroleum Festival ©Cajun Coast CVB
The festival games are taken seriously at the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival.
River Road African American Museum
So much fun and sweet tastes to be had at the Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival held each spring..
Cajun music jam session at the Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center in Thibodaux.
Enjoy a Louisiana crafted beverage at the tasting room at Donner-Peltier Distillers in Thibodaux, Louisiana
Experience Buck and Johnny's Zydeco Breakfast in Breaux Bridge.
Acadian Cultural Center Exhibit
Experience the Cajun version of Mardi Gras at the Courir de Mardi Gras in Eunice, Louisiana.
A visitor takes in the sights at the Abita Mystery House.
Red River Revel Festival in Shreveport
Gardens at the R.W. Norton Art Gallery
Tour Landry Vineyards in Monroe to experience some of Louisiana's wine country.
The grandeur of the stage in the Grand Opera House of the South was restored in the renovation. Located in Crowley, Louisiana.
Commemorative red stick statue at Southern University in Baton Rouge.
Live music, delicious foods, competitions and more await festival goers at the International Rice Festival in Crowley.
Explore the beautiful art at the Shreveport Multicultural Center of the South.
Visit the Biedenharn Coke Museum in Monroe, Louisiana
Kayak fishing on Cypress Black Bayou in Shreveport. ©Shreveport-Bossier CVB
View Mardi Gras floats at Mardi Gras World museum in New Orleans.
Head to DeRidder for the Beauregard Watermelon Festival.
Don't miss the annual French Quarter Festival in New Orleans - it's one of the largest (and most fun) free festivals in the South!
Center for Traditional Louisiana Boat Building in Thibodaux showcases traditional Cajun boats.
Watch a speeding Ferrari and other sports cars race at the NOLA Motorsports Park.
Inmates participate in "convict poker" at the Angola Prison Rodeo.
Watch horse racing at the Delta Downs Racetrack and Casino Hotel in Vinton.
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
Experience a Cajun Jam session at the Joie De Vivre Cafe in Breaux Bridge.
Take a safari tour to see zebras and other exotic animals at Global Wildlife Center in Folsom, Louisiana
The beautiful Wingate House in the Historic District in Leesville.
Audubon Insectarium ©Audubon Institute
See the beauty of Delcambre's shrimp boats when you drive along the Cajun Corridor Byway in Louisiana.
Get lost in the gems, sequins and feathers that make these Mardi Gras costumes so incredible at Mardi Gras Museum Imperial Calcasieu in Lake Charles.
SudioBe in New Orleans ©SudioBe, Brandan Odums
The Steamboat Natchez in New Orleans has a variety of cruises such as history tours, and jazz brunches.
The National WWII Museum's Freedom Pavilion at dusk, located in New Orleans. ©National WWII Museum
Feeding Animals at Leaning Oak Farm ©Leaning Oak Farm
San Francisco Plantation recently reopened after more than $1 million in renovations.
Harrah's Louisiana Downs has many game options including slot machines.
Sip craft brews at Bayou Teche Brewing in Arnaudville, Louisiana
Admire the amazing gardens in the Afton Villa Gardens in St. Francisville, LA