Things To Do In Louisiana

Things To Do In Louisiana

The State of Louisiana has a unique history and it is well known for its vast wetlands and the diverse cultures. Not many people prefer to visit Louisiana during summer as the weather is unbearably hot and the humidity is very high. But still it is great to be here during the summer months as there are lots of things one can do.

Fun Things To Do In Louisiana

Bourbon Street

Borbon Street in New Orleans is considered as the hub of cultural activities in the state. It has seen the golden age of jazz and now there are many restaurants, shops, galleries and nightclubs. The street has some typical Louisiana architecture which is really stunning and I doubt whether you have seen better architectural work elsewhere in US.

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The street is also home to some of the famous venues in the state. There are many dining places on this street and you can just wine, dine and be merry here.

Mardis Gras

The world’s biggest party witnesses some of the weirdest things like throwing beads from the balconies, endless music and fun activities.

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The event takes place every year on a Saturday before Lent and everyone in Louisiana descends here for the greatest party. You should be here during the festival to take part in this unique celebration.

Old Ferry Landing in Port Allen

If you want a clear and unhindered view of the skyline then Old Ferry Landing in Port Allen is the best place.

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The port is located just across the river from the city of Baton Rouge and this part of the city is slowly becoming a very attractive venue with all the old benches and the old fashioned light fixtures.

French Quarter

The French Quarter in New Orleans is steeped in rich American history and elegance. This is easily one of the charming areas in the US and the site of the downtown area in New Orleans.

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You can spend an entire day here and gaze at the intricate works of architecture. And don’t forget to hop on a mule-drawn carriage tour to explore the old houses and the cobblestone streets of the French Quarter. The carriage tour starts daily from 8:30 in the morning till midnight.

New Orleans Museum of Art

The New Orleans Museum of Art is a very old Fine Arts Institution which opened in 1911 with only 9 works of art. It has made great progress and now boasts of an impressive collection of 40,000 pieces of art.

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It has great pieces of work from French and American Art, Japanese and African works. It also houses a Sculpture Garden where there are as many as 60 sculptures among pedestrian bridges, pines and live oaks.

Audubon Zoo

Audubon zoo is located in New Orleans and is rated as one of the best zoos in the United States. It covers more than 58 acres and is home to close to 2,000 animals.

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The most popular exhibits here are of gorillas and orangutans though the Louisiana swamp exhibit deserves a special mention. The zoo is open throughout the year except Christmas and Mardi Gras.

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