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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!
Nightlife in Shreveport
Jungle Gardens ©Jungle Gardens
Gardens at the R.W. Norton Art Gallery
Houseboating with Miss Sandi Houseboat Rentals. Photo: Miss Sandi Houseboat Rentals ©Miss Sandi Houseboat Rentals
The festival games are taken seriously at the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival.
Live Cajun Music in Breaux Bridge Louisiana
The amazing fields of sunflowers will brighten your day as you head into Gilliam for the Sunflower Trail and Festival in the spring.
Hike the trails at Tunica Hills Wildlife Area just a short drive outside Baton Rouge.
Your taste buds will sing at the Sweet Dough Pie Festival in Grand Coteau, Louisiana
Festival International de Louisiane in Lafayette, Louisiana ©Festival International de Louisiane
Take a tour of Shreveport's Municipal Auditorium, former home of the Louisiana Hayride.
Holly Beach near Lake Charles, Louisiana
San Francisco Plantation recently reopened after more than $1 million in renovations.
Strolling the Louisiana boardwalk in Shreveport, Louisiana
Fishing dock at the Poverty Point Reservoir State Park in Delhi, Louisiana
Get ready to dance at the Jolly Inn Cajun Dance Hall in Houma.
Bayou Adventure Kayaking
Visit the USS Kidd Veterans Museum in Baton Rouge.
Dine in the Pines event in downtown Ruston.
Admire the amazing gardens in the Afton Villa Gardens in St. Francisville, LA
McGees Swamp Tour - Airboat through the swamp
Gorgeous sunsets can accompany your fishing trip on Poverty Point Reservoir State Park.
Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival
Strawn's Eat Shop ice box strawberry pies
Head to the historic Grand Opera House of the South in Crowley, Louisiana
Jump aboard the Steamboat Natchez Paddlewheeler for incredible sights of city of New Orleans.
Visit Mike the Tiger at the Louisiana State University Campus in Baton Rouge.
Sunset over downtown Shreveport, Louisiana.
Barataria Preserve ©LouisianaTravel.com
Finishers of The Louisiana Marathon in Baton Rouge.
BREC's Bluebonnet Swamp in Baton Rouge
Tap room at Parish Brewing Co.
Tour Landry Vineyards in Monroe to experience some of Louisiana's wine country.
Dancing at the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival.
Head our for a day of shopping in Ponchatoula, America's Antique City.
Head to the Mudbug Madness Festival in Shreveport for amazing music and all the crawfish you can eat!
There are plenty of inshore and offshore Louisiana fishing opportunities.
The State Fair of Louisiana's carnival grounds in Shreveport.
Shrimp Boats at The Shrimp and Petroleum Festival ©Cajun Coast CVB
Visiting NOLA? Practice yoga in one of the most historic buildings in the city.
Rent canoes and paddle Lake Fausse Pointe State Park
Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge
Shadows on the Teche Museum ©Shadows on the Teche
Mitcham Farms Peaches ©Mitcham Farms
Creole Queen Paddlewheeler New Orleans
July 4th Fireworks at L'Auberge Casino in Baton Rouge
Bring your dancing shoes to the Original Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival in Opelousas.
Drop by Herby K's restaurant in Shreveport, Louisiana for their famous food! ©Shreveport-Bossier CVB
Catch some throws at a family-friendly Mardi Gras parade in Shreveport.
Kayaking on Cane Bayou ©Leigh Wright
In Shreveport, visit the Huddie Ledbetter - he was the talented bluesman more popularly known as "Leadbelly."
Explore the beautiful art at the Shreveport Multicultural Center of the South.
Spectacular fishing in Cocodrie, Louisiana
Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival
The National WWII Museum's Freedom Pavilion at dusk, located in New Orleans. ©National WWII Museum
Bayou Segnette State Park ©LouisianaTravel.com
Experience Buck and Johnny's Zydeco Breakfast in Breaux Bridge.
Experience the Cajun version of Mardi Gras at the Courir de Mardi Gras in Eunice, Louisiana.
Joseph Jefferson House at Rip Van Winkle Gardens ©Rip Van Winkle Gardens
Conrad Rice Mill Pecan Rice ©Conrad Rice Mill & Konriko Company Store
The Strand Theatre in Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana
Shrimp and Petroleum Festival ©Cajun Coast CVB
Enjoy Festival Acadiens et Creoles in Lafayette every October.
Tour San Francisco Plantation along the River Road between New Orleans and Baton Rouge.
Gulf Pig Underground Dinner Club offers contemporary-Southern cuisine. ©Gulf Pig Underground Dinner Club
Christmas bonfires on the Mississippi River levee
Go Stand Up Paddleboarding on the Tchefuncte River in the Northshore area of Louisiana. ©Bayou Paddle Co.
Dixie Center for the Arts ©Dixie Center for the Arts
Azaleas in bloom at R.W. Norton Gardens in Shreveport.
Take the family to experience the magic of the underwater worlds at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. ©Jeff Strout; Audubon Aquarium of Americas
Fishing for the big Redfish in the brackish waters in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana.
Enjoy lakeside camping at Lake Bistineau State Park. Don't forget your kayak!
Herby K's famous shrimp buster po'boy sandwich. ©Shreveport-Bossier CVB
SudioBe in New Orleans ©SudioBe, Brandan Odums
Photo ©Philip Gould
Landry Vineyards Concert Series
Ride bikes on the Tammany Trace. ©LouisianaNorthshore.com
Feeding Animals at Leaning Oak Farm ©Leaning Oak Farm
View amazing numbers of birds like the Egret on the Grand Isle Loop of the America's Wetland Birding Trail.
Grosse Savanne Eco-tour ©www.parkerbrandcreative.com
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!
Tap room at Great Raft Brewing
Take in the beautiful fish and marine life at the Shreveport Aquarium in Shreveport, Louisiana ©Shreveport-Bossier CVB
Kayak around Arnaudville and swing by the Little Big Cup for a treat in between adventures!
Explore the beauty of Louisiana's pine forests via horseback in the Kisatchie National Forest.
Take a swamp tour to see some of Louisiana's alligators. ©LouisianaNorthshore.com
Red River Revel Festival in Shreveport
Audubon Insectarium ©Audubon Institute
Head to DeRidder for the Beauregard Watermelon Festival.
Creole Stuffed Shrimp from Wine Country Bistro. Photo: Louisiana Kitchen and Culture Magazine, Joe Noetzel. ©Louisiana Kitchen and Culture Magazine, Joe Noetzel
Uncle Sam Jam - Jefferson Parish ©Uncle Same Jam - Facebook
Explore the grounds of Whitney Plantation in Louisiana. ©Elsa Hahne
Visit Landry Vineyards for wine tasting and concerts in Monroe, Louisiana
Thrill seekers enjoy rides at the Louisiana State Fair in Shreveport
Cabins for rent at Poverty Point Reservoir State Park near Monroe, Louisiana
Explore the Shreveport Aquarium
Landry Vineyards Behind the Scenes
"Muffy" sandwich at Fertitta's in Shreveport.