This week’s Travel Destination Guide shares Amazing Travel Adventures – Louisiana. 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 is as long as their food is tasty!
The list of things to see and do in Louisiana is too much to cover in one blog post, so I am sharing a few of my favorite things. Read on to explore swamp tours, lighthouses, jazz music, haunted cemeteries and more. There is so much more to Louisiana above and beyond Mardi Gras, but they do have Mardi Gras. Let the good times roll!
Cajun Pride SWAMP TOURS
Cajun Pride Swamp Tours begins its amazing travel adventures in LaPlace, Louisiana. It sits less than 30 miles from the city of New Orleans. If entering a whole other world is on your must do list, this needs to be at the top. Cajun Pride Swamp Tours offers a unique and exciting adventure exploring Louisiana’s back country. Bayous, and swamps, and gators, oh my! The Tour showcases the historical Manchac Swamp and all that it has to offer. Visit their website here for tour dates, costs, and the company’s history.
Mississippi River Trail
The Mississippi River Trail, or as the locals call it, the Levee Path, is a designated pedestrian and bicycle (bicycle Route 45) trail full of breathtaking views and adventures. The path travels along the shores of the Mississippi River, the entire Mississippi River, extending from Minnesota to Louisiana. That’s 3000 miles! The distance covered is up to you but, I recommend seeing the Levee Path for yourself from any of the states it crosses through. Being born in Minnesota I grew spending summers in the Mississippi River. The southern end is just as enjoyable and a must see on anyone’s adventure list. A map of the Louisiana part of the trail can be found here.
New Canal Lighthouse
The New Canal Lighthouse was first established in 1838. The lighthouse helped guide sailors, merchants and travelers of all kinds through the New Basin Canal which ran from Lake Pontchartrain to the Uptown section of the New Orleans Central Business District. The Lighthouse is open daily for guided tours and is available to host your wedding, birthday party or day at the museum adventure. For more information click here then select New Canal Lighthouse.
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 and people watching. 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 click here and discover the latest and greatest amazing travel adventures.
Musical Legends Park
Musical Legends Park located in New Orleans. It is small park on Bourbon Street that features life-size bronze statues of New Orleans musicians. Come hang out with Antoine “Fats” Domino, Al “Jumbo” Hirt and Pete Fountain. Admission is free and with purchase necessary. Musical Legends Park is open Sunday through Thursday from 8 am to 10 pm. Fridays and Saturdays from 8 am to midnight. Featuring live local jazz, tasty food and an amazing vibe, this Park is a must see and feel. To learn about the legends and more click here.
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 click here. A day on the water is always a great day!
Mardi Gras World
Mardi Gras World is a tourist attraction located in New Orleans that features, you guessed it, floats from Mardi Gras. It is over 300,000 square foot of amazing travel adventures. Mardi Gras World is a warehouse where many of the floats seen in the Marci Gras parade are created each year. The World opened its doors to the public in 1984. This amazing travel adventure is open 0900 – 1730 every day of the week minus holidays, including Mardi Gras. The warehouse tour is self guided and takes about one hour to complete the behind the scenes experience. To learn more and see their photo gallery click here.
New Orleans Voodoo and Cemetery tours show you what New Orleans is really made of! Did you know the culture of New Orleans helped shape Voodoo and spark the start of Jazz music. Thank you New Orleans! Are you ready to tour haunted locations in America’s most haunted city? And did I mention there are pirates! I highly recommend clicking here to start planning your next amazing travel adventure, haunted style! http://www.nolaghosts.com
Amazing Travel Adventures – Louisiana
Thank you for traveling with me through Amazing Travel Adventures – Louisiana. Louisiana is host to so many events and has so much history. There is something here for everyone! Did your favorite Louisiana must visit make my list? If not, please share in the comments. I love discovering new treasures.
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Until Next Time,
Erin at WonderLesch
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