COVID-19: Stay up to date with our coverage on the coronavirus pandemic. Read more >






What to see in Louisiana


Most tourists visiting Louisiana arrange their itineraries around New Orleans. But although this exciting and unique city is well worth the trip, the state boasts many other attractions. Beyond the Big Easy, Louisiana maintains the joyful, hedonistic spirit that made New Orleans such a global favourite. The city's good music and good food are found across the state.

Baton Rouge, the capital, is a worthy sightseeing destination, with a number of acclaimed museums and historic buildings. The old plantation mansions in the surrounding area are evocative reminders of Louisiana's history and many examples are well preserved and maintained as living museums.

The alligator-filled bayous still have a strong pull on foreigners, ideal for a boat ride. Those looking for a road trip through the state should drive the Great River Road, winding along the Mississippi River. The river itself passes through New Orleans and Baton Rouge, as well as many of the most impressive antebellum plantation homes in Louisiana.

Mardi Gras World

If you're not able to visit New Orleans during its famous annual celebrations, don't worry. Mardi Gras World offers the festival experience all year long. The museum is actually the working studio…

read more

French Quarter

Regarded as the heart and soul of New Orleans, the French Quarter is the historic part of town covering about 90 square blocks radiating out from Chartres Street and Jackson Square. Established in…

read more

San Francisco Plantation

Louisiana's most authentic restored 'great house' is the San Francisco Plantation house, situated on the east bank of the Mississippi under centuries-old live oaks, about 40 minutes from downtown Baton…

read more

Preservation Hall

Historic Preservation Hall is New Orleans' most popular jazz venue, where Preservation Hall jazz bands serve up first-rate Dixieland Jazz every night in the French Quarter building, originally built…

read more

Mississippi River Boat Rides

The Mississippi River is really the primary reason New Orleans exists. It is the trade and transport artery which made the situation of the city such an asset over the centuries. New Orleans is therefore…

read more


Become our Louisiana Travel Expert

We are looking for contributors for our Louisiana travel guide. If you are a local, a regular traveller to Louisiana or a travel professional with time to contribute and answer occasional forum questions, please contact us.