Louisiana is one of the most unique places in the country, with legendary food, one-of-a-kind music and a famously fun and friendly spirit.
The birthplace of jazz; the home of Mardi Gras; the French Quarter — you know the things New Orleans is world-famous for. But if you come here as more than a tourist, you’ll find even more to love: The spontaneous second-lines, the unexpected bursts of music and a free-wheeling, eclectic spirit. One thing’s for sure: New Orleans is never boring.
The capital of Louisiana, Baton Rouge is center stage for Louisiana’s famously colorful political scene. It’s also home to LSU and Southern University, which boast some of the most spectacular college sports experiences you’ll find anywhere. And it’s a town full of top-notch restaurants and other cultural experiences.
Lafayette is at the heart of Louisiana’s Cajun Country, settled by Acadians who were expelled from Canada in the late 1700s. It’s a college town surrounded by the most authentic Cajun culture you’ll find, from traditional food to famous festivals to live music.
Shreveport – Bossier City
As the state’s third largest city, Shreveport serves as the commercial and cultural hub of a tri-state region that includes east Texas and southwest Arkansas, also known as the Ark-La-Tex. Founded in northwest Louisiana along the Red River in 1836 with its neighboring Bossier City – founded in 1907 – the Shreveport-Bossier City area is known for its unique blend of southern hospitality, flavorful cuisine, riverboat gaming, family-friendly fun and live entertainment.