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