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Explore the 5 Regions of Louisiana


Louisiana is a place like no other. Learn more about the various regions of our state, so diversified you're sure to find one or more areas you'd like to visit. You will make fond memories of the time you spend here.

Cajun Country

Cajun Country is a region in South Central Louisiana home to the majority of the state’s Francophone population. Parts of it, around Lafayette, are also referred to as Acadiana. This vast and diverse region encompasses 22 parishes and stretches 100 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico.

For more information about this area, check out our Cajun Country blogs:

Exploring Cajun Country.

Regional Spotlight: Cajun Country

48 Hours in Lafayette, Louisiana

Festival Acadiens et Creole

Guide to Cajun Mardi Gras (Credit: LouisianaTravel.com)

Crossroads

Central Louisiana, also known as the Crossroads region, is a mecca for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Located in the geographic heart of the state, Crossroads boasts some of the most incredible natural beauty and wildlife in the South. 

To learn more about this area of the state, visit our blogs:

Regional Spotlight: Crossroads

Central Louisiana: A Nature Lover's Paradise

Greater New Orleans

New Orleans is a thriving and diverse city with a rich culture and spirit of resilience like nowhere else on the planet. You could spend weeks exploring the city’s unique neighborhoods and hidden treasures and only scratch the surface of what it has to offer. 

To learn more about the Greater New Orleans area, visit our blogs:

The Perfect 48 Hours in New Orleans

A Food Lover's Guide to New Orleans

Festival Spotlight: Satchmo Summerfest in New Orleans

10 Things You Might Not Know about Mardi Gras (Credit: LouisianaTravel.com)

Also included in the Greater New Orleans area is the Northshore (north of Lake Pontchartrain):

6 Northshore Events That are Too Good to Miss

Romantic Activities in Mandeville, Louisiana

Plantation Country

Louisiana’s Plantation Country is a timeless place of enchantment, mystery, and beauty. If you’ve ever dreamed of traveling back to the romance of the antebellum South, then traveling through Plantation Country might just be the next best thing.

The largest city in this area is Baton Rouge, with a revitalized downtown and a exciting melange of French, Spanish, Creole, and Cajun influences. While you’re there, you will hear good music, eat delicious food, and see historic sites.

For more information about what Plantation Country offers, visit our blogs:

Regional Spotlight: Plantation Country

Exploring Louisiana's Plantation Country

6 River Road Plantations to Tour

The Perfect 48 Hours in Baton Rouge

Sportsmen's Paradise

Located in Northern Louisiana, Sportsman’s Paradise is a mecca for outdoor lovers of all types. Whether you come to camp, fish, hike, or bird watch, you will find plenty to love about this lesser-known corner of the state.

To learn more about this area of the state, visit our blogs:

Regional Spotlight: Sportman's Paradise

Your Complete Guide to Exploring Monroe, Louisiana

The Ultimate Guide to Exploring Shreveport, Louisiana

The Best Fishing in Northern Louisiana

Launch of the Louisiana Bass Trail

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