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CAJUN CULTURE EXPERIENCES

A crash course in Cajun culture and history
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Whether your Louisiana vacation is a three-day weekend, a weeklong leisure adventure or free time tacked to a business trip, enjoy this crash course in Cajun culture and history so you can revel in seeing, doing, hearing and tasting those things found only in Louisiana. MORE

THE LOUISIANA BREWERY TRAIL

Don't leave without sampling our craft beer.
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One would expect a state as passionate about cuisine as Louisiana to be equally passionate about how to wash it down. And like its world-acclaimed food, Louisiana is ready to share its homegrown beverage of choice—craft beer—with the world. MORE

LOUISIANA ESSENTIALS. THE FOOD

Like our music, good food is found everywhere in Louisiana.
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When I’m on the road with travel journalists from around the world, I field a sea of questions about Louisiana. From general questions about the state’s history and the culture to specific ones about our music, swamps, the Mississippi River, alligators, Cajuns, the French Quarter, the antebellum plantations, movies and reality shows filmed here—you name it, I’m asked it. One frequent question that always makes me chuckle is “How do you stay so lean living here?” I’ll admit, it’s not easy. MORE

PLANTATION COUNTRY

Three homes newly opened - others add exhibits and amenities
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One of the most popular activities for Louisiana travelers is visiting antebellum plantation homes. The grand structures amaze visitors with stunning architecture, elaborate furnishings and tales of life and livelihood in Louisiana prior to the Civil War. MORE

BY THE REGION

Ten Perfect Places to Paddle Louisiana
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Louisiana is about 52,000 square miles and about 15 percent is water—inland lakes and swamps, coastal marshlands, scenic small rivers, canals and bayous (slow moving streams). The best way to experience Louisiana’s waterways and the animals and plants that call them home is by canoe, kayak or paddleboard. Here are some ideal places to paddle your way throughout the state. MORE
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