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Visit the Alexandria Zoo to have an afternoon of fun with the whole family.
Enjoy lakeside camping at Lake Bistineau State Park. Don't forget your kayak!
Fishing dock at the Poverty Point Reservoir State Park in Delhi, Louisiana
Red River Balloon Rally in Shreveport ©Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Visitors Bureau
Dine in the Pines event in downtown Ruston.
Thrill seekers enjoy rides at the Louisiana State Fair in Shreveport
Visit the White Tiger at Alexandria's Zoo.
Rent canoes and paddle Lake Fausse Pointe State Park
Jungle Gardens in Iberia Parish ©Jungle Gardens
Holly Beach near Lake Charles, Louisiana
Champ the Louisiana Tech University Bulldog Mascot at a pre-game pep rally
Finishers of The Louisiana Marathon in Baton Rouge.
Bayou Segnette State Park ©LouisianaTravel.com
Red River Balloon Rally in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Uncle Sam Jam - Jefferson Parish ©Uncle Same Jam - Facebook
Southeastern Louisiana University Band and Drill Team pre-game ©Southeastern Louisiana University
Take a break and wander through the trees at the Kisatchie National Forest outside Alexandria.
Explore the Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum in Natchitoches.
Enjoy Festival Acadiens et Creoles in Lafayette every October.
Shadows on the Teche Museum ©Shadows on the Teche
The State Fair of Louisiana's carnival grounds in Shreveport.
Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival
Barataria Preserve ©LouisianaTravel.com
Live Cajun Music in Breaux Bridge Louisiana
There are plenty of inshore and offshore Louisiana fishing opportunities.
Take the family to experience the magic of the underwater worlds at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. ©Jeff Strout; Audubon Aquarium of Americas
Stop and smell the roses at the American Rose Center in Shreveport. ©Shreveport-Bossier CVB
Bring your dancing shoes to the Original Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival in Opelousas.
Take a swamp tour to see some of Louisiana's alligators. ©LouisianaNorthshore.com
Visit Mike the Tiger at the Louisiana State University Campus in Baton Rouge.
Bayou Adventure Kayaking
Celebrate 10 years of beer in Ruston at ARToberfest ©ARToberfest
Red River Balloon Rally in Shreveport-Bossier
Get ready for the big football game with an epic LSU tailgating scene!
July 4th Fireworks at L'Auberge Casino in Baton Rouge
Landry Vineyards Behind the Scenes
Visit the USS Kidd Veterans Museum in Baton Rouge.
Explore the Shreveport Aquarium
Houseboating with Miss Sandi Houseboat Rentals. Photo: Miss Sandi Houseboat Rentals ©Miss Sandi Houseboat Rentals
BREC's Bluebonnet Swamp in Baton Rouge
Grosse Savanne Eco-tour ©www.parkerbrandcreative.com
Visit Landry Vineyards in Monroe for their Summer Concert Series.
Fishing for the big Redfish in the brackish waters in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana.
View amazing numbers of birds like the Egret on the Grand Isle Loop of the America's Wetland Birding Trail.
Baton Rouge Holiday Festival of Lights ©Visit Baton Rouge
Experience the Cajun version of Mardi Gras at the Courir de Mardi Gras in Eunice, Louisiana.
Experience Buck and Johnny's Zydeco Breakfast in Breaux Bridge.
Gorgeous sunsets can accompany your fishing trip on Poverty Point Reservoir State Park.
Festival International de Louisiane in Lafayette, Louisiana ©Festival International de Louisiane
White Light Night MidCity Baton Rouge ©Mid-City Makers Market
Christmas bonfires on the Mississippi River levee
Shrimp Boats at The Shrimp and Petroleum Festival ©Cajun Coast CVB
Head to DeRidder for the Beauregard Watermelon Festival.
San Francisco Plantation recently reopened after more than $1 million in renovations.
Hit the trails on horseback in Kisatchie National Forest.
Admire the amazing gardens in the Afton Villa Gardens in St. Francisville, LA
Creole Queen Paddlewheeler New Orleans
Conrad Rice Mill Pecan Rice ©Conrad Rice Mill & Konriko Company Store
Feeding Animals at Leaning Oak Farm ©Leaning Oak Farm
Louis Armstrong Themed Red Beans Car in Red Bean Parade on Lundi Gras in New Orleans ©Instagrammer @FrenchQuarterLife
Go Stand Up Paddleboarding on the Tchefuncte River in the Northshore area of Louisiana. ©Bayou Paddle Co.
Ride bikes on the Tammany Trace. ©LouisianaNorthshore.com
Shrimp and Petroleum Festival ©Cajun Coast CVB
Cabins for rent at Poverty Point Reservoir State Park near Monroe, Louisiana
The amazing fields of sunflowers will brighten your day as you head into Gilliam for the Sunflower Trail and Festival in the spring.
Visit New Orleans City Park and the Botanical Gardens.
Explore the beauty of Louisiana's pine forests via horseback in the Kisatchie National Forest.
Dixie Center for the Arts ©Dixie Center for the Arts
The festival games are taken seriously at the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival.
Mitcham Farms Peaches ©Mitcham Farms
Louisiana Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser with members of the Tarpon Rodeo team at the 90th annual International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo in 2018 ©TarponRodeo.org
Audubon Insectarium ©Audubon Institute
The National WWII Museum's Freedom Pavilion at dusk, located in New Orleans. ©National WWII Museum
Hike the trails at Tunica Hills Wildlife Area just a short drive outside Baton Rouge.
Tap room at Parish Brewing Co.
New Iberia Christmas Festivities ©New Iberia Downtown
McGees Swamp Tour - Airboat through the swamp!
Get ready to dance at the Jolly Inn Cajun Dance Hall in Houma.
Kayak around Arnaudville and swing by the Little Big Cup for a treat in between adventures!
Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge
Joseph Jefferson House at Rip Van Winkle Gardens ©Rip Van Winkle Gardens
Students playing cornhole at Southeastern Louisiana University ©Southeastern Louisiana University
Explore the grounds of Whitney Plantation in Louisiana. ©Elsa Hahne
Christmas in Roseland ©Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau
Rockets Over The Red River Lighted Tree Bossier City ©Shannon Palmer/Shreveport-Bossier.org
Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival
Kayaking on Cane Bayou ©Leigh Wright
Visit the Alexandria Zoo to see Louisiana's native black bears.
Jungle Gardens ©Jungle Gardens
SudioBe in New Orleans ©SudioBe, Brandan Odums
Tour Landry Vineyards in Monroe to experience some of Louisiana's wine country.
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!
Jump aboard the Steamboat Natchez Paddlewheeler for incredible sights of city of New Orleans.
Red River Revel Festival in Shreveport
Visiting NOLA? Practice yoga in one of the most historic buildings in the city.
Your taste buds will sing at the Sweet Dough Pie Festival in Grand Coteau, Louisiana
Dancing at the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival.
Spectacular fishing in Cocodrie, Louisiana
Take in the beautiful fish and marine life at the Shreveport Aquarium in Shreveport, Louisiana ©Shreveport-Bossier CVB
Tour San Francisco Plantation along the River Road between New Orleans and Baton Rouge.
Head to the historic Grand Opera House of the South in Crowley, Louisiana
Visit Landry Vineyards for wine tasting and concerts in Monroe, Louisiana
Head our for a day of shopping in Ponchatoula, America's Antique City.
Creole Nature Trail in Lake Charles, Louisiana
Spend a day enjoying nature on Fontainbleau State Park Beach.
Photo ©Philip Gould