Top 5 Things to Do in Louisiana

While on assignment in the “Bayou State,” make your stay unforgettable!

  1. Take a walk on the wild side at Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo. Located in the city of Monroe, the Louisiana Purchase Gardens & Zoo provides a world of excitement, entertainment, family fun and educational programs for people of all ages. There are more than 80 acres of scenic beauty to enjoy.
  2. Soak up the history in Rivertown Museums. Located in the shores of the Mississippi River, Rivertown is a 16-block historic district, providing family entertainment and an educational experience for everyone. It includes eight museums, a fine arts gallery, a Repertory Theater and LaSalle's Landing, as well as many restaurants and gift shops.
  3. When in Louisiana, a Cajun Critters swamp tour is a must.  The tours let you discover the hidden beauty of the bayou on a two-hour narrated trip. You will see alligators and plenty of other wildlife.
  4. Visit the French Quarter in New Orleans. Home of the Creoles, the French Quarter is alive with the spirit of  the original French and Spanish settlers. Their legacy can be seen and felt throughout the city. Stroll through Jackson Square, with its manicured lawns and the majestic St. Louis Cathedral. Pop over to Café du Monde for beignets and café au lait. Then pay a visit to the adjacent French Market, a community farmer's market which was the first outdoor produce market in the U.S.
  5. Visit Grand Isle Island. Grand Isle is about seven miles long and one and a half miles wide.  It is a unique ecosystem and home to giant oak groves with 200-year-old houses amongst them. Also, dolphins and many types of bird life flourish in the area.