Posted by: Mae Mayeux
Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser recently unveiled a new tourism initiative called “Destination Louisiana” designed to promote in-state travel by Louisianians. So, if you want a short vacation or a stay-cation, this travel itinerary is perfect for you. There are numerous places to visit and things to do in Louisiana, and these areas are accessible on only a tank or two of gas.
If your destination is Baton Rouge, here are suggestions for tours: • Swamp Tours • City Tours • Culinary Tours For information on these tours, click here.
If your destination is New Orleans (and even if you live there), here are 3 itineraries to choose from, provided by LouisianaTravel.com: • New Orleans Tour Ideas for Romantics • New Orleans Tour Ideas for Culture Vultures • New Orleans Itineraries for College Students For more information on these itineraries click here. Shop – Eat – Discover Monroe! Monroe-West Monroe is situated on the banks of the Ouachita River and Bayou Desiard. Treasure hunt in Antique Alley, dine at more than 100 restaurants, hike nature trails, sip a pint of craft beer or sample wines in a local winery. For suggestions, click here. In Lafayette, • Take a Cajun Food Tour aboard a cozy 14-passenger bus to experience “bites and sites” around Acadiana. • Or, click here for a list of one-day “must sees” in the Lafayette area.
If you decide to stay overnight, please consider one of our bed and breakfasts which can be found on the Louisiana Bed and Breakfast Association website, for a truly “Louisiana experience”. They are located around the state and each one is unique. So, pack a small suitcase, take to the road and discover Louisiana.