FIND YOUR FLAVOR ON A CULINARY TRAIL IN LOUISIANA

Louisiana’s unique culinary traditions developed throughout generations, resulting in a broad array of dishes representing global culinary influences as well as the only-in-Louisiana preparations that combine them into a single cuisine. French, Caribbean, African, German and Spanish settlers contributed to Louisiana’s cuisine as they assimilated into the state’s cultural melting pot. The unique flavors and dishes that compose Louisiana’s culinary landscape can make finding a way to try them all daunting.   MORE

FOOD, FIRE AND FESTIVITIES

Holidays in Louisiana
Louisiana is a state full of traditions, from our cuisine to our celebrations and these traditions are in abundant supply during the holidays. We’ll start with a subject close to our hearts: food! Get energized for your merrymaking with a warm bowl of gumbo, Louisiana’s unofficial holiday meal. Whether it’s a traditional chicken and sausage or a special-occasion seafood, gumbo brings sweet sentiments and warm memories to Louisianans and visitors, reminding them of happy celebrations and time with loved ones.   MORE

CELEBRATE MARDI GRAS

Mark Twain wrote that a traveler "has not seen the United States until he has seen Mardi Gras in New Orleans." Of the hundreds of Louisiana festivals, none tops Mardi Gras. It is spectacular parades and unbelievable costumes. It is dancers in the streets donning purple, green and gold—Mardi Gras' official colors. It is great music, food and drink at every turn. You just have to choose a Louisiana city to indulge and enjoy. MORE

LOUISIANA TRAVELERS FIND AN ABUNDANCE OF MUSIC

If rich history and world-acclaimed cuisine are the head and heart of Louisiana, music is its collective soul. Signature Louisiana sounds can be found in both urban centers and rural countrysides, from grand concert halls to obscure roadside honky-tonks. Offerings vary, from the state’s indigenous jazz, Cajun and zydeco music to its musicians’ notable contributions to the history and evolution of American blues, country and rock ‘n’ roll. MORE

LOUISIANA’S OTHER WORLD

Tour some of the country’s most fascinating landscapes, whatever your speed
Perceived as beautiful and menacing, south Louisiana’s ancient swamps have long captivated writers, historians and travelers. Modern-day explorers still have an intense curiosity about the beauty found in Louisiana swamps—the untouched nature and groves of gnarled cypress trees dripping with lush Spanish moss. Voyagers encounter indigenous critters such as alligators peering just above the waters and hundreds of species of birds, and hear colorful lore about pirates and other inhabitants of the vast, winding waterways. One of the best ways to experience the intricate network of Louisiana’s scenic swamps is by hopping on a guided tour. MORE
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