A Louisiana road trip provides you with so many opportunities to experience life like you will see it nowhere else in the world. Mardi Gras is absolutely spectacular and there are always festivals with great jazz music. Weather your shopping, partying, enjoying a ghost hunt, or exploring the swamps-Louisiana offers something for everybody.
Baton Rougeoffers lots of great activities such as cruising around the swamps on guided airboats searching for alligators, shopping, museums, casinos, and more. There are over 225 things to do in Baton Rouge and you can learn about them
New Orleansis most famous for their Mardi Gras celebration but it's a fabulous city to visit any time of the year. It's always bustling with jazz music and has a deep rooted belief in ghosts and the super natural. New Orleans is the perfect city to have a
ghost hunting adventure on your Louisiana road trip. There are numerous themed tours that you can take through the French Quarter and we highly recommend signing up for one of these in advance to get the most out of your road trip. There is an enormous amount of activities constantly going on in New Orleans so please
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If you are seeking out the ultimate party then a Louisiana road trip is exactly what you are looking for because Mardi Gras is your ultimate destination. The origin of the Mardi Gras dates back over 5,000 years and Fat Tuesday is final day of the Carnival celebration. Mardi Gras is your chance to completely let loose and party like you have never done before. There's plenty of beads, parades, jazz music, and outstanding Cajun food for you to easily plan your road trip. The dates for Mardi Gras are already planned until the year 2021 and it is never too early to start planning this adventure of a lifetime:
Delta Downs in Vinson offers a casino, race tracks, a fabulous hotel, fine dining, and lots of great entertainment. This is a perfect place for you to stop in during your Louisiana road trip.
Evangeline Downs in Layfayette offers live thoroughbred racing and lots of slot machines in their casino.
Louisiana Downs is located in Bossier City is a complete casino and race track experience. There is shopping in the mall and great nightlife at the Inside Rail Bar.
are a great way to spend the afternoon and sample a bottle of a home grown delicacy. Although Louisiana wine is not world famous they still do produce over 20,000 gallons per year. Due to their rich French heritage these people take their wine very seriously.
Outdoor Festivals are an absolute must if you plan on making your way to Louisiana or New Orleans. There are always Jazz musicians playing and lots of vibrant outdoor life for you to immerse yourself in this southern culture. Mardi Gras is the ultimate outdoor festival and you should make every attempt to be part of this festival at least once in your life.
Louisiana National Parks
are a great road trip stop and you should make sure you check out New Orleans Jazz which is located in the heart of the French Quarter in the city. There's almost always live music and it is almost impossible to have an absolute blast here. Best of all is that everything inside the park is free!
Louisiana has an old history and therefore has plenty of haunted locations. Please do not investigate any of these buildings without the proper permission but luckily there are several ghost tours that can take you into some of the best spots and give you an interesting history lesson.
The Bourbon Orleans Hotel located in the French Quarter (717 Orleans St., Phone: 504-523-2222). There are sightings of an apparition that resembles a Confederate soldier, voices are heard of a crying girl, and lots of other paranormal activities.
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Beauregard House (1113 Chartres, New Orleans)
Old Ursuline Convent located at 1100 Chartres St is the oldest building in the Mississippi Valley
Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop/Pub located at 941 Bourbon St.
O'Flaherty's Irish Pub located at 508 Toulouse St.
Madame John's Legacy located at 632 Dumaine St.
Musee's Conti Historical Wax Museum in the French Quarter
Congo Park on North Rampart St. in the French Quarter is home of slave auctions and several voodoo ceremonies took place.
City Park in New Orleans attracts over 14 million visitors each year. There's a carousel and mini-amusement park in addition to golf courses, museums, and botanical gardens. It is a perfect way for you to enjoy a lazy afternoon New Orleans style.
Dixie Landin' and Blue Bayou Water Park in Baton Rouge offers two great parks for the price of one. There are fantastic water slides, wave pools, and of course the Ragin Cajun roller coaster that is 14 stories tall and will deliver a tremendous 3.8 G's of force during your ride.