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Festive holiday crowds gather to watch the grand fireworks display over Cane River during the Natchitoches Christmas Festival.
Head to the historic Grand Opera House of the South in Crowley, Louisiana
The beautiful Wingate House in the Historic District in Leesville.
Enjoy a freshly brewed Louisiana microbrew at the Flying Tiger Brewery in Monroe.
Tour San Francisco Plantation along the River Road between New Orleans and Baton Rouge.
Your taste buds will sing at the Sweet Dough Pie Festival in Grand Coteau, Louisiana
Spend a day enjoying nature on Fontainbleau State Park Beach.
Inmates participate in "convict poker" at the Angola Prison Rodeo.
The Strand Theatre in Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
Kids playing at Jackson Square in New Orleans.
Admire the amazing gardens in the Afton Villa Gardens in St. Francisville, LA
The Chimes restaurant's large decks overlooking the Bogue Falaya River offer a great spot for happy hour - in Covington Louisiana ©LouisianaNorthshore.com
Historic Front Street in Natchitoches
Experience a Cajun Jam session at the Joie De Vivre Cafe in Breaux Bridge.
River Road African American Museum
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.
A round of golf also means epic scenery at Black Bear Golf Club in Monroe, Louisiana
Get ready to dance at the Jolly Inn Cajun Dance Hall in Houma.
Visit the Abita Mystery House to see strange collections, inventions and odd memorabilia.
Take a break and wander through the trees at the Kisatchie National Forest outside Alexandria.
Kayak fishing on Cypress Black Bayou in Shreveport. ©Shreveport-Bossier CVB
Audubon Insectarium ©Audubon Institute
The National WWII Museum's Freedom Pavilion at dusk, located in New Orleans. ©National WWII Museum
A visitor takes in the sights at the Abita Mystery House.
Experience the Cajun version of Mardi Gras at a Courir De Mardi Gras.
Shrimp Boats at The Shrimp and Petroleum Festival ©Cajun Coast CVB
Experience Buck and Johnny's Zydeco Breakfast in Breaux Bridge.
Stroll through the gardens at Houmas House and enjoy the fountains.
View Mardi Gras floats at Mardi Gras World museum in New Orleans.
Go paddling on Lake Kincaid in Kisatchie National Forest.
Live music, delicious foods, competitions and more await festival goers at the International Rice Festival in Crowley.
So much fun and sweet tastes to be had at the Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival held each spring..
Acadian Cultural Center Exhibit
The amazing fields of sunflowers will brighten your day as you head into Gilliam for the Sunflower Trail and Festival in the spring.
Harrah's Louisiana Downs has many game options including slot machines.
Gardens at the R.W. Norton Art Gallery
West Monroe's Landry Vineyards hosts a spring and fall concert series.
Center for Traditional Louisiana Boat Building in Thibodaux showcases traditional Cajun boats.
Feeding Animals at Leaning Oak Farm ©Leaning Oak Farm
Commemorative red stick statue at Southern University 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
See the beauty of Delcambre's shrimp boats when you drive along the Cajun Corridor Byway in Louisiana.
Visit New Orleans City Park and the Botanical Gardens.
Jungle Gardens in Iberia Parish ©Jungle Gardens
Visit the Biedenharn Coke Museum in Monroe, Louisiana
Cajun music jam session at the Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center in Thibodaux.
Enjoy a Louisiana crafted beverage at the tasting room at Donner-Peltier Distillers in Thibodaux, Louisiana
Cajun Dance session at the Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center in Thibodaux.
Go tubing in Bogue Chitto State Park Louisiana
Biedenharn Home and Gardens
Bring your dancing shoes to the Original Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival in Opelousas.
Explore the Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum in Natchitoches.
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.
Take a ride on one of New Orleans streetcars.
Stop and smell the roses at the American Rose Center in Shreveport. ©Shreveport-Bossier CVB
Tour Landry Vineyards in Monroe to experience some of Louisiana's wine country.
San Francisco Plantation recently reopened after more than $1 million in renovations.
The festival games are taken seriously at the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival.
Take a safari tour to see zebras and other exotic animals at Global Wildlife Center in Folsom, Louisiana
Red River Revel Festival in Shreveport
Gorgeous sunsets can accompany your fishing trip on Poverty Point Reservoir State Park.
Experience the Cajun version of Mardi Gras at the Courir de Mardi Gras in Eunice, Louisiana.
Sip craft brews at Bayou Teche Brewing in Arnaudville, Louisiana
Watch a speeding Ferrari and other sports cars race at the NOLA Motorsports Park.
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!
The State Fair of Louisiana's carnival grounds in Shreveport.
Touch an alligator at the Gator & Friends Alligator Park and Exotic Zoo
Red River Balloon Rally in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Fishing in the marshes near Dulac, Louisiana
Head to DeRidder for the Beauregard Watermelon Festival.
Explore the beauty of Louisiana's pine forests via horseback in the Kisatchie National Forest.
SudioBe in New Orleans ©SudioBe, Brandan Odums
Explore the beautiful art at the Shreveport Multicultural Center of the South.
Watch horse racing at the Delta Downs Racetrack and Casino Hotel in Vinton.
Biedenharn Home & Gardens