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