Hello, and welcome to the next edition of My Travel Destination Guide. This week we are traveling to Louisiana.
A STANDS FOR AMAZING TRAVEL ADVENTURES
Louisiana is in the southeastern region of the United States on the Gulf of Mexico. Its history as a melting pot of French, African, American and French-Canadian cultures are reflected to this day in its Creole and Cajun cultures.
The list of things to see and do in Louisiana is too much to cover in 1 blog post so I am sharing a few of my favorite things.
SWAMP TOURS, RIVER RUNS & LIGHTHOUSES
- Cajun Pride Swamp Tour is located in LaPlace, Louisiana. It sits less than 30 miles from the city of New Orleans. It is truly entering another world and another time. Looking for a unique and exciting adventure exploring Louisiana’s back country. Bayous, swamps and gators, oh my! Cajun Pride Swamp Tours showcase the historical Manchac Swamp and all that it has to offer. Visit their website at http://www.cajunprideswamptours.com for tour date, costs and the best times to visit and take a tour.
- The Mississippi River Trail, or as the locals call it, the Levee Path, is a designated bicycle (bicycle Route 45) and pedestrian trail. The path travels along the shores of the Mississippi River. The Levee Path is a paved, 22 mile route, atop the Mississippi River levee. The Mississippi River trail extends from the Lake Itasca, Minnesota to the mouth of the river in Venice, Louisiana. The distance covered is up to you but, I recommend seeing the Levee Path for yourself. Photos do not do it justice.
- The New Canal Lighthouse was first established in 1838. The New Basin Canal ran from Lake Pontchartrain to the Uptown section of the New Orleans Central Business District. The Lighthouse is open daily for guided tours. For more information and updates for all things New Orleans visit their website http://www.neworleans.com.
BOURBON STREET, MUSIC LEGENDS & STEAMBOAT BRUNCH
- Bourbon Street is the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter. Extending thirteen blocks from Canal Street to Esplanade Avenue, Bourbon Street is famous for its many bars and restaurants. It is a cocktail lover and foodie lover’s dream come true! The food, the drink, the history and the architecture are all waiting to be discovered as you wander Bourbon Street. For more information on what Bourbon Street has to offer visit their website at http://www.neworleans.com
- Musical Legends Park located in New Orleans. It is small park on Bourbon Street that features life-size bronze statues of New Orleans musicians. At the time of this post the park was still featuring live local jazz music daily 10:00 am to closing. So much history. So much music. For more information and updates visit their website http://www.neworleansmusicallegends.com
- Keeping with the food and music theme I present to you the Steamboat Natchez Jazz Brunch or Dinner. The steamboat Natchez is an old-fashioned steamboat offering cruises with buffet dining, for brunch or dinner, plus live local jazz music. Sounds like an amazing combination. For more information and updates visit their website http://www.steamboatnatchez.com.
ODDITIES AND CURIOSITIES
1. Mardi Gras World is a tourist attraction located in New Orleans. It is a 300,000 square foot working warehouse where many of the floats seen in the Marci Gras parade are created.For more information and updates visit http://www.mardigrasworld.com.
2. New Orleans Voodoo and Cemetery tour shows how the culture of New Orleans helped shape VooDoo and spark the start of Jazz. There are three St Louis Cemeteries in New Orleans, each one has its own unique history and stories to share. For more information and updates visit their website http://www.neworleansghostadventurestour.com
3. The Tabasco Museum and Factory offers self guided tours of their museum, their factory, their bottling line and barrel aging warehouse. For more information and updates visit their website http://www.tabasco.com
Thank you for joining my Amazing Travel Adventures in Louisiana. Louisiana is host to so many events and has so much history. There is something here for everyone! Did your favorite place to visit make my list? Please share your favorite Louisiana event, food, drink or ghost story. I love learning and adventuring so do share.
My next blog post will showcase the Best Food and Drinks that Louisiana has to offer. Any state that offers a Mardi Gras Festival and Jazz Festival is at the top of my must see, must eat and must drink list!
Until Next Time,