Louisiana Top 10 Attractions

Louisiana is more than just New Orleans, although that is a key attraction for any visitor. Whether you visit during Mardi Gras or any other time of the year, you can enjoy fishing, boating, canoeing, or kayaking on one of the many waterways or along the Gulf of Mexico. Bird-watching, camping, biking, and hiking are perfect for those who want to connect with nature, or you can play a relaxing round of golf. Head to New Orleans for traditional Cajun meals and a taste of history or take a water tour to see crocodiles and other wildlife. Enjoy the gorgeous weather while visiting the following top 10 attractions in Louisiana.

1: French Quarter

French Quarter
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This neighborhood is a melting pot of different influences such as European, Caribbean, African and American. Here you will experience the celebration of different cultures coming together in the form of lively music, dancing, shopping and exquisite dining adventures. Take the French Quarter Tours du Jour to learn more about its history and go on a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride through this neighborhood's charming streets.

Address: 600 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130

2: Mardi Gras World

Mardi Gras World

New Orleans is perhaps most widely known all over the world for the grandest parade called the Mardi Gras. At Mardi Gras World you will learn everything that you need to know about this enchanting parade in the most fun and entertaining way possible. You will learn about the history of this unique festival, you will get to see how the floats are made and you will discover how meticulously each aspect of the festival is prepared for the big celebration. Prepare to take tons and tons of photographs here as you will get to experience the Mardi Gras from a whole new perspective.

Address: 1380 Port of New Orleans Pl, New Orleans, LA 70130

3: Vermilionville


A living history museum and folklife park in Lafayette, Vermilionville has been providing a fascinating and educational experience for visitors since 1990. Covering 23 acres, this is a place where people of all ages can step back in time and enjoy an immersive and captivating historical experience with a range of great attractions. You can enjoy live historical demonstrations and even explore restored homes from the past as you explore all that this exciting attraction has to offer. This is an excellent way to enjoy a truly hands-on experience when it comes to exploring the history of this area.

Address: 300 Fisher Rd, Lafayette, LA 70508

4: Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
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The Jean Lafitte Park is where you are going to absorb and enjoy New Orleans rich cultural mix. You are going to learn all about Cajun traditions in their purest form from the people actually lived these traditions. You will also enjoy walking along the same trails where the bravest of men fought at the 1815 Battle of New Orleans. Prepare for a physically challenging yet spiritually and intellectually engaging day here at Jean Lafitte Park.

Address: 6588 Barataria Blvd, Marrero, LA 70072

5: Honey Island Swamp Tour

Honey Island Swamp Tour

If extreme adventure is your thing you will surely enjoy taking a thrilling journey into the swamplands of Louisiana. Honey Island Swamp is known as the least-altered river swamps in the country so you can just imagine the wilderness in this area. This boat ride will definitely be one of the best highlights of your trip. Be ready with your camera as different wild animals such as alligators, wolves and deer just might come into view.

Address: 41490 Crawford Landing Rd, Slidell, LA 70461

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