A melting pot of European influences, Afro-Caribbean culture, and Cajun/Creole traditions, Louisiana offers visitors a taste of everything that makes the region spectacularly unique. Savor Cajun dishes like gumbo and crawfish étouffée, tour historic plantations along the Mississippi River, and lose yourself in the nonstop party that is New Orleans. From blues on Bourbon Street to Mardi Gras celebrations across the state, Louisiana embraces joie de vivre like nowhere else in the world.

Maglieaux's Riverfront Restaurant, Natchitoches, Louisiana

Grab Some Creole Cuisine at Maglieaux’s Riverfront Restaurant

Try some Crawfish Cornbread or maybe a slice of Pecan Praline Cheesecake! This restaurant is conveniently located right in downtown Natchitoches, Louisiana. Enjoy some delicious food while watching the peaceful Cane River flow on by. 
Badin-Roque House, Louisiana

See the 18th Century Badin-Roque House

Thought to be one of less than ten homes of its kind in the entire country, the Badin-Roque house has stood since about 1770 near the banks of the Cane River. The house is also the only one in the state of Louisiana to showcase post-in ground bousillage construction. 
Café du Monde, New Orleans, Louisiana

Grab a Beignet at Café du Monde

Café du Monde has been serving up beignets and Coffee Au Lait since 1862. In fact, the original restaurant still stands! Since the founding of the café, it is became a New Orleans tradition and spread to several locations around Louisiana!
Commander's Palace, New Orleans, Louisiana

Enjoy a Jazzy Brunch at this Garden District Favorite

One of the Garden Districts most popular restaurants, Commander’s Palace has been serving up Creole favorites since 1893. Dine immersed in New Orleans charm and enjoy a variety of dishes served with Southern hospitality.
The St. Charles Line Streetcar, New Orleans, Louisiana

Hop Aboard One of the New Orleans RTA Streetcars

With several lines sprawling throughout New Orleans, these RTA Streetcars will take you around some of the best places to explore in the city. Each line runs a different path and features different stops and attractions in the area. Plus, if you are staying for a few days, check out the Jazzy Pass!
Frenchman Art Bazaar, New Orleans, Louisiana

Browse this Outdoor Nighttime Street Bazaar Filled with Local Art

As the New Orleans sun sets below the colorful rooftops of the French Quarter, a vibrant street bazaar emerges along trendy Frenchmen Street. This bustling outdoor night market is known as the Frenchmen Art Bazaar, a beaming portal into local artistry only open in the evening hours.
St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans, Louisiana

Visit America’s Oldest Continuously Operated Cathedral

Nestled in the heart of Jackson Square in downtown New Orleans stands America’s oldest operating cathedral. The St. Louis Cathedral hosts a congregation that has been meeting since 1727. However the construction started on this building in 1789 and has been an iconic landmark in the city ever since.
Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, New Orleans, Louisiana

Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, New Orleans First Planned Burial Ground

Most notably known for its historic presence in the Garden District of New Orleans, Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 is the final resting place of over 7,000 people. The cemetery is preserved for its architectural and historical significance. It has also been made famous for its iconic novel and film debuts.
Oak Alley Plantation, Vacherie, Louisiana

Stroll Beneath the Famous Oaks at Historic Oak Alley

Oak Alley Plantation is one of the most photographed homes in America. Known for its famous “Alley of Oaks” it attracts thousands of visitors every year. Not only do the legendary 28 massive oaks that give path to this home create a unique atmosphere but the towering 28 Doric columns surrounding the house make this place enchantingly delightful.

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