Top 5 Places to Visit in Louisiana

Louisiana is a much visited state thanks to the world famous New Orleans. There are also many other places worth visiting on a trip to this great Southern state. Hopefully, this article will provide you with some inspiration!

The state capitol
The state capitol

1. New Orleans

So I couldn’t write a list of the top places to visit in Louisiana without this one. New Orleans is on many people’s bucket list and for good reason. This city is one of a kind! From getting lost in the French Quarter, taking in a jazz show to trying the unique and amazing food scene, you are sure to loooove New Orleans.

This city is also packed full of many lesser known attractions and with many kid friendly attractions like the zoo, children’s museum and insect farm!

2. Baton Rouge

The state capital is just a short hop away from New Orleans and worth adding to your itinerary. While lacking the glamour of New Orleans, there are some worthwhile museums and attractions here including the state capitol.

3. Abita Springs

Another short hop from New Orleans is this town about 30 miles north. If you are a beer lover, you will want to come here and visit the Abita Brewery. You can learn how beer is made and try out their craft beers over some excellent Creole food.

4. Breaux Bridge

For a completely different experience, visit this small town in the heart of Cajun Country. The town was settled by the French who traveled from Canada to set up home here. Today, nearly 30% of the town still speaks French.

5. Lafayette

Lafayette is the fourth largest city in Louisiana and is known as being the heart and soul of Cajun Country. There is plenty to do in Lafayette with old churches to visit, music to hear and popular swamp tours which are worth your time.

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What’s your top place to visit in Louisiana?

You may also be interested in reading our guide to Alabama.

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