Travel Louisiana ... the Bayou State!
It's always festival time in Louisiana!
Explore Louisiana Destinations and take a virtual tour to experience the many interesting cities and travel attractions that Louisiana has to offer.
View our extensive list of Louisiana festivals for 2016 showcasing the Bayou State's music, food, history and culture.
Learn more about this fascinating state ... from Alligators and Gumbo, to Swamps and Zydeco!
Today's Louisiana Travel Highlights
It's now the summer of 2016, and the warm Louisiana days are ideal for a road trip or vacation to the Bayou State.
While traveling in South Louisiana, be sure to tour other popular area destinations including Breaux Bridge with its Crawfish Festival, St. Martinville, Lafayette, Morgan City, New Iberia along beautiful Bayou Teche, and Henderson.
Louisiana on Reality TV Shows
Louisiana is a popular setting and filming location for the movie industry, and several hit TV shows.
Welcome to the Swamp! It's the dawn of a new alligator season in Louisiana. As we watch "Swamp People" on the History Channel, we remember the good times we've spent in South Louisiana towns such as Pierre Part and Pecan Island bordering the bayous, the great Atchafalaya swamp, and the Gulf of Mexico.
A new season of Swamp People debuted on February 8, 2016. Season 7 opened with the episode entitled "High Water Hell" with the King of the Swamp, Troy Landry, finding himself going head-to-head with Mother Nature.
"Duck Dynasty" on the A&E Network is filmed near Monroe and stars Phil Robertson, Willie Robertson and the rest of their family, the owners of the highly successful Duck Commander duck call business. Season 10 of Duck Dynasty premiered on July 6, 2016 on A&E. It aired its 100th episode on February 17, 2016
On Tuesday, July 5, 2016, The History Channel debuted a new TV show called "Big Easy Motors", filmed in New Orleans. The first episode was entitled "Camaro Cash-In", followed by "Voodoo Demon". The new show airs Tuesdays at 10/9c on the History Channel.
YOUR Louisiana Trip!
We also have maps of popular towns included, as well as weather forecasts, and hotel and lodging information to help plan YOUR vacation trip and YOUR destinations in Louisiana.
Enjoy your road trip and vacation, and travel to Louisiana again soon!
Acadiana is a vast region emcompassing 22 parishes in French Louisiana in the southern part of the state. It stretches from the Gulf of Mexico to 100 miles inland, and covers 14,500 acres.
The residents in the area are descended from various native American and nationalities, but many are "Cajuns", descendants of 18th-century Acadian exiles from Canada's Maritime Provinces.
Explore cities and towns like Lafayette, St. Martinville, New Iberia and other exciting destinations in Acadiana.
Many of the state's amazing antebellum mansions remain intact, and are meticulously maintained and furnished with beautiful period pieces.
These classic homes and gardens are located all over the state, with large concentrations along the Great River Road, and across south and central Louisiana, and in "Plantation Country" near Baton Rouge.
Others are located around the state, e.g., West Feliciana Parish around the St. Francisville, Kent House in Alexandria, and Melrose Plantation near Natchitoches.
The lush growth in a Louisiana swamp is indescribable. You have to see it to believe it. The most impressive objects are the cypress trees which are very graceful in their structure with their reddish bark, exquisitely bent branches, and delicately fine leaves.
Bald cypress prefer wet, swampy soils on riverbanks, floodplains, or wet depressions, but are widely adaptable. Unlike most conifers (which are evergreens), the bald cypress is deciduous, and loses its needles in the fall, giving the tree a "bald" appearance).
Hotels & Lodging
Louisiana offers a variety of hotels, motels, extended-stay suites, upscale inns, and other lodging. Bed & Breakfasts around Louisiana offer exceptional amenities and services.
Vacation rentals are also an excellent option in many parts of Louisiana, particularly in the New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette metro areas.
For those planning trips to outdoor destinations, lakes and campgrounds, they will find numerous State Parks, camping facilities and RV parks in every part of Louisiana.
Some folks call 'em crayfish, crawdads, or mudbugs, but here in Louisiana they are simply CRAWFISH, whether they are basin crawfish, spillway crawfish, or pond crawfish.
With the advent of the Internet, and shippers such as FedEx, crawfish lovers outside of Louisiana can enjoy fresh, Louisiana crawfish delivered to their door at home, or their nearest airport!
The stories and adventures of alligator hunters in Louisiana are being told in the TV series "Swamp People" on the History Channel.
The show follows a group of alligator trappers during the 30-day Louisiana alligator season in various areas of South Louisiana, including the huge Atchafalaya Swamp in the Atchafalaya Basin in south central Louisiana.
The Duck Dynasty TV show features the family of Phil Robertson, a close-knit, church-going Louisiana bayou group living the American dream as they operate the thriving Duck Commander business, while maintaining their family values and lifestyle.
Duck Dynasty is filmed in the Monroe area of northeast Louisiana, and airs on the A&E Network which premiered the show in March of 2012.
The American Alligator is the largest reptile in North America.
Many in Louisiana and across the country have an interest in, and fascination with, the alligator. Swamp tours, alligator tours, alligator parks, and nature tours cater to tourists in Louisiana.
Alligators have been harvested for over 200 years for their skins made into boots, shoes, and belts. Their meat is also considered a delicacy.