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Watch horse racing at the Delta Downs Racetrack and Casino Hotel in Vinton.
Explore the beauty of Louisiana's pine forests via horseback in the Kisatchie National Forest.
Enjoy a Louisiana crafted beverage at the tasting room at Donner-Peltier Distillers in Thibodaux, Louisiana
Go paddling on Lake Kincaid in Kisatchie National Forest.
Shrimp Boats at The Shrimp and Petroleum Festival ©Cajun Coast CVB
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!
Strolling the Louisiana boardwalk in Shreveport, Louisiana
Commemorative red stick statue at Southern University in Baton Rouge.
Spend a day enjoying nature on Fontainbleau State Park Beach.
Take a tour of Shreveport's Municipal Auditorium, former home of the Louisiana Hayride.
Strawn's Eat Shop ice box strawberry pies
Historic Front Street in Natchitoches
Gardens at the R.W. Norton Art Gallery
Center for Traditional Louisiana Boat Building in Thibodaux showcases traditional Cajun boats.
Cajun Dance session at the Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center in Thibodaux.
Sunset over downtown Shreveport, Louisiana.
Fishing in the marshes near Dulac, Louisiana
The festival games are taken seriously at the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival.
Experience the Cajun version of Mardi Gras at a Courir De Mardi Gras.
San Francisco Plantation recently reopened after more than $1 million in renovations.
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
Bring your dancing shoes to the Original Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival in Opelousas.
Visit the Biedenharn Coke Museum in Monroe, Louisiana
Harrah's Louisiana Downs has many game options including slot machines.
Drop by Herby K's restaurant in Shreveport, Louisiana for their famous food! ©Shreveport-Bossier CVB
See the beauty of Delcambre's shrimp boats when you drive along the Cajun Corridor Byway in Louisiana.
Festive holiday crowds gather to watch the grand fireworks display over Cane River during the Natchitoches Christmas Festival.
So much fun and sweet tastes to be had at the Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival held each spring..
View Mardi Gras floats at Mardi Gras World museum in New Orleans.
The Strand Theatre in Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana
Azaleas in bloom at R.W. Norton Gardens in Shreveport.
Stop and smell the roses at the American Rose Center in Shreveport. ©Shreveport-Bossier CVB
Tour San Francisco Plantation along the River Road between New Orleans and Baton Rouge.
Visit the Alexandria Zoo to have an afternoon of fun with the whole family.
Your taste buds will sing at the Sweet Dough Pie Festival in Grand Coteau, Louisiana
Creole Stuffed Shrimp from Wine Country Bistro. Photo: Louisiana Kitchen and Culture Magazine, Joe Noetzel. ©Louisiana Kitchen and Culture Magazine, Joe Noetzel
Cajun music jam session at the Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center in Thibodaux.
Touch an alligator at the Gator & Friends Alligator Park and Exotic Zoo
Admire the amazing gardens in the Afton Villa Gardens in St. Francisville, LA
Red River Balloon Rally in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Kids playing at Jackson Square in New Orleans.
The National WWII Museum's Freedom Pavilion at dusk, located in New Orleans. ©National WWII Museum
Explore the Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum in Natchitoches.
Acadian Cultural Center Exhibit
Tour Landry Vineyards in Monroe to experience some of Louisiana's wine country.
River Road African American Museum
Tap room at Great Raft Brewing
Jungle Gardens in Iberia Parish ©Jungle Gardens
Catch some throws at a family-friendly Mardi Gras parade in Shreveport.
Thrill seekers enjoy rides at the Louisiana State Fair in Shreveport
Experience a Cajun Jam session at the Joie De Vivre Cafe in Breaux Bridge.
Nightlife in Shreveport
Get ready to dance at the Jolly Inn Cajun Dance Hall in Houma.
Stroll through the gardens at Houmas House and enjoy the fountains.
Visit the Abita Mystery House to see strange collections, inventions and odd memorabilia.
Experience the Cajun version of Mardi Gras at the Courir de Mardi Gras in Eunice, Louisiana.
Take a safari tour to see zebras and other exotic animals at Global Wildlife Center in Folsom, Louisiana
Watch a speeding Ferrari and other sports cars race at the NOLA Motorsports Park.
Take in the beautiful fish and marine life at the Shreveport Aquarium in Shreveport, Louisiana ©Shreveport-Bossier CVB
Live music, delicious foods, competitions and more await festival goers at the International Rice Festival in Crowley.
The Steamboat Natchez in New Orleans has a variety of cruises such as history tours, and jazz brunches.
The grandeur of the stage in the Grand Opera House of the South was restored in the renovation. Located in Crowley, Louisiana.
Head to the historic Grand Opera House of the South in Crowley, Louisiana
Visit the Alexandria Zoo to see Louisiana's native black bears.
Red River Revel Festival in Shreveport
Experience Buck and Johnny's Zydeco Breakfast in Breaux Bridge.
The amazing fields of sunflowers will brighten your day as you head into Gilliam for the Sunflower Trail and Festival in the spring.
Go tubing in Bogue Chitto State Park Louisiana
The State Fair of Louisiana's carnival grounds in Shreveport.
Head to DeRidder for the Beauregard Watermelon Festival.
Herby K's famous shrimp buster po'boy sandwich. ©Shreveport-Bossier CVB
A visitor takes in the sights at the Abita Mystery House.
Take the family to experience the magic of the underwater worlds at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. ©Jeff Strout; Audubon Aquarium of Americas
Inmates participate in "convict poker" at the Angola Prison Rodeo.
SudioBe in New Orleans ©SudioBe, Brandan Odums
Sip craft brews at Bayou Teche Brewing in Arnaudville, Louisiana
Take a break and wander through the trees at the Kisatchie National Forest outside Alexandria.
In Shreveport, visit the Huddie Ledbetter - he was the talented bluesman more popularly known as "Leadbelly."
Feeding Animals at Leaning Oak Farm ©Leaning Oak Farm
Christmas in Roseland ©Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau
Audubon Insectarium ©Audubon Institute
Head to the Mudbug Madness Festival in Shreveport for amazing music and all the crawfish you can eat!
Visit New Orleans City Park and the Botanical Gardens.
"Muffy" sandwich at Fertitta's in Shreveport.
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.
The Chimes restaurant's large decks overlooking the Bogue Falaya River offer a great spot for happy hour - in Covington Louisiana ©LouisianaNorthshore.com
Take a ride on one of New Orleans streetcars.
The beautiful Wingate House in the Historic District in Leesville.
Gulf Pig Underground Dinner Club offers contemporary-Southern cuisine. ©Gulf Pig Underground Dinner Club
Explore the beautiful art at the Shreveport Multicultural Center of the South.
Kayak fishing on Cypress Black Bayou in Shreveport. ©Shreveport-Bossier CVB