Louisiana's history is steeped in hauntings, paranormal activity and things that make you think you might have seen a ghost. Louisiana's ghost hauntings are famous and New Orleans has been named one of the most haunted cities in the nation. It’s been said that Louisiana’s destructive early history has made perfect conditions for ghosts to haunt and linger. From haunted hotels to historic plantations, explore the spooky side of Louisiana with guided tours, cemetery visits and if you are brave, haunted accommodations. If you're visiting around Halloween, take in a fright night at the 13th Gate in Baton Rouge or The Mortuary in New Orleans.
No city in North America can compete with New Orleans when it comes to culture, food, historic architecture, joie de vivre and tourism options.
The Crescent City has suffered plagues, wars, imperial regime changes and devastating floods. Yet, it always wakes up with a smile on its face. This may be because its inhabitants step to an easy beat first laid down three centuries ago. Moving at this relaxed pace, visitors are delighted by the French Creole elegance of the Vieux Carre (French Quarter) or the opulence discovered in a streetcar ride through the Garden District and Uptown.
Anytime of year find live music, amazing Creole and Cajun cuisine, fresh seafood, farmers markets, shopping, nightlife and more. During Mardi Gras season, the city becomes the world’s center. Downtown transforms into an adult playground, while parades in residential areas provide children thrilling entertainment. Each spring, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival moves the focus to the charming Gentilly area and the Fair Grounds Race Course. But no matter the time of year, New Orleans' calendar overflows in celebration.