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In Shreveport, visit the Huddie Ledbetter - he was the talented bluesman more popularly known as "Leadbelly."
Golden Potato Soup with Crispy Gulf Oysters Recipe. Photo: Louisiana Kitchen and Culture, Matthew Noel ©Louisiana Kitchen and Culture, Matthew Noel
Enjoy delicious Louisiana cuisine such as gumbo and fried shrimp at the Chimes in Baton Rouge.
Take a tour of Shreveport's Municipal Auditorium, former home of the Louisiana Hayride.
The New Orleans Wine & Food Experience is one of the world's best food festivals.
Strolling the Louisiana boardwalk in Shreveport, Louisiana
Sip craft brews at Bayou Teche Brewing in Arnaudville, Louisiana
Andouille Sausage from LaPlace, LA
Catfish with crawfish étouffée
Catch some throws at a family-friendly Mardi Gras parade in Shreveport.
French Onion Soup from Cafe Degas in New Orleans.
Pick your own blueberries at farms near Franklinton, Louisiana
Shrimp and Grits Pointe Coupee
Try a Louisiana brewery like Flying Tiger Brewery in Monroe, LA
Nightlife in Shreveport
Muffuletta recipe from Nor-Joe's in Metairie. ©David Gallent Louisiana Kitchen and Culture
Phil's Marina Cafe in Slidell serves up fish tacos fresh from the Gulf and served with a stellar view. ©LouisianaNorthshore.com
Sunset over downtown Shreveport, Louisiana.
Tour Landry Vineyards in Monroe to experience some of Louisiana's wine country.
Creole Stuffed Shrimp from Wine Country Bistro. Photo: Louisiana Kitchen and Culture Magazine, Joe Noetzel. ©Louisiana Kitchen and Culture Magazine, Joe Noetzel
Mirlitons are a tasty Louisiana vegetable used in many dishes.
Dig into tender and juicy smoked chicken from Smoke BBQ in Covington, Louisiana. ©LouisianaNorthshore.com
Pies at Lea's Lunchroom in Alexandria
Boudin links on the grill.
Shrimp Remoulade from Donald Link's Down South Cookbook. ©Chris Granger for Clarkson Potter New York
Pecan Pie made wtih Louisiana-grown pecans. ©Flickr/MuseintheCity
Try the Muscovy Duck Wraps at Restaurant Cotton in Monroe.
Enjoy this crab dip recipe from chef Chris Montero at Ralph Brennan's restaurants. ©Louisiana Kitchen and Culture Magazine
Crab Royale from Harlequin Steaks & Seafood ©Harlequin Steaks & Seafood
"Muffy" sandwich at Fertitta's in Shreveport.
Creole Filé Gumbo by Lil' Dizzy's Cafe in New Orleans ©Jeffery David Ehrenreich for Louisiana Kitchen and Culture
Southern Food and Beverage Museum in New Orleans.
Morton's Seafood Restaurant on the Tchefuncte River is known for it's delicious Seafood Boat dish. Located in Madisonville, Louisiana. ©LouisianaNorthshore.com
Tabasco hot sauce is made and bottled in Avery Island, Louisiana.
Enjoy a Louisiana crafted beverage at the tasting room at Donner-Peltier Distillers in Thibodaux, Louisiana
Fete Des Fromages Tasting Plates ©Fete Des Fromages
Azaleas in bloom at R.W. Norton Gardens in Shreveport.
King Cake Ice Cream Recipe
Fried frog legs is a common dish in Louisiana. ©Louisiana Kitchen and Culture, Susan Ford
Your taste buds will sing at the Sweet Dough Pie Festival in Grand Coteau, Louisiana
Try this delicious recipe for Hand Peach Pies by chef Corey Bahr ©David Gallent, Louisiana Kitchen and Culture
Drop by Herby K's restaurant in Shreveport, Louisiana for their famous food! ©Shreveport-Bossier CVB
Explore the beautiful art at the Shreveport Multicultural Center of the South.
Visit Crying Eagle Brewery in Lake Charles. ©Lake Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau
Gardens at the R.W. Norton Art Gallery
Try this sweet Louisiana treat — pralines.
Herby K's famous shrimp buster po'boy sandwich. ©Shreveport-Bossier CVB
Brigtsen's Oysters Bienville. Photo: Saveur Magazine ©Saveur Magazine
Try the many flavors of gumbo like this bowl of chicken and sausage gumbo. ©Jay D. Ducote
Crawfish Creola recipe from Creola Cafe in Grand Coteau. ©David Gallent Louisiana Kitchen and Culture Magazine
Bacon Gumbo with Louisiana Oysters recipe from Patois restaurant in New Orleans. ©Louisiana Kitchen and Culture Magazine
Abita Brew Pub in Abita Springs is perfect for beer tasting. It's one of Louisiana's oldest breweries. ©LouisianaNorthshore.com
Oysters Rockefeller Recipe by Galatoire's in New Orleans. Photo: Louisiana Kitchen & Culture Magazine ©Photo: Louisiana Kitchen & Culture Magazine
Muffuletta from Nor-Joe's in Metairie, La. ©David Gallent, Louisiana Kitchen and Culture Magazine
King Cake from cookbook author Holly Clegg.
The Chimes restaurant's large decks overlooking the Bogue Falaya River offer a great spot for happy hour - in Covington Louisiana ©LouisianaNorthshore.com
Meribo's chef Gavin Jobe is a Food Network Chopped Champion. Head to Covington for his outstanding pizza. ©LouisianaNorthshore.com
Enjoy a traditional sazerac cocktail at the Cypress Bar in the Southern Hotel in Covington, Louisiana
Red River Revel Festival in Shreveport
Mikes Seafood and Steakhouse Gumbo in Jennings, Louisiana
Tap room at Great Raft Brewing
Take in the beautiful fish and marine life at the Shreveport Aquarium in Shreveport, Louisiana ©Shreveport-Bossier CVB
Roasted Vegetable Bruschetta recipe from the Bourbon House in New Orleans.
Oysters Weemo from Waterfront Grill in Monroe. photo: Richard Lupo ©Richard Lupo
Strawn's Eat Shop ice box strawberry pies
Redfish with Sage Brown Butter from Cotton in Monroe, LA. ©Louisiana Kitchen and Culture Magazine
Shrimp and Grits recipe by chef Justin Devillier. Photo: Louisiana Kitchen and Culture, Matthew Noel. ©Louisiana Kitchen and Culture, Matthew Noel
Visit Landry Vineyards for wine tasting and concerts in Monroe, Louisiana
Head to the Mudbug Madness Festival in Shreveport for amazing music and all the crawfish you can eat!
Gulf Pig Underground Dinner Club offers contemporary-Southern cuisine. ©Gulf Pig Underground Dinner Club
Try Creole Crab Cakes ©Jay D. Ducote
The Strand Theatre in Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana
Thrill seekers enjoy rides at the Louisiana State Fair in Shreveport
Enjoy a bowl of Louisiana seafood gumbo.
Regulars order the Bluesiana Salad at Charlie G's in Lafayette.
Christmas in Roseland ©Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau