Are you looking for something to do this summer? There are some amazing things to do in this state. We have some very special Louisiana summer activities that will make everyone in your family happy. Here are the things you need to put on your Louisiana summer bucket list:
1. Take a tour of the Louisiana State Museum.
When the summer is getting too hot, check out what the exhibits at the Louisiana State Museum that put a lot of perspective on our unique state history. 751 Chartres Street, New Orleans
2. Go see the mounds at the Poverty Point Unesco World Heritage Site.
These truly unique mounds offer a glimpse into the history of early Louisiana life, where complex societies were abundant in the area. 6859 Highway 577, Pioneer, LA
3. Take a tour of the Slavery Museum at Whitney Plantation.
Spend the day soaking up the incredible museum that the Whitney Plantation has put together to commemorate the legacy of slavery in Louisiana.
4. Bring all your kids and hang out at the Audubon Cool Zoo.
The newly built Audubon Cool Zoo has a ton of awesome water activities that will definitely help you beat the heat. 6500 Magazine St, New Orleans
5. See July 4th fireworks.
Every area in the state has some kind of fireworks display nearby, to find out where your local fireworks are, check out the information on LouisianaTravel.com
6. Visit Vermilionville.
Learn about the unique Acadian history of the greater Lafayette area through visiting this unique historical park, which offers craft and trade demonstrations and restored historic homes. 300 Fisher Road, Lafayette, LA
7. Take a river tubing trip on the Bogue Chitto River.
This beautiful river is an amazing place to bring a group of friends and simply float. You can visit the Bogue Chitto Tubing Center, 10237 S. Choctaw Rd.
8. Enjoy the gorgeous gardens at The Biedenharn Museum in Monroe.
The historic home is filled with interesting artifacts as well as formal English gardens that are simply beautiful. 2000 Riverside Dr., Monroe
9. Visit the incredible Sci-Port: Louisiana’s science center in Shreveport.
The Sci-Port is an amazing science museum that will entertain you and your kids for hours--all in the A/C! 820 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport, LA
10. Go canoeing on the Ouiska Chitto Creek.
There are lots of places to spend the day on a boat, but his creek really stands out. Visit here first: 11439 LA-26, Mittie, LA
11. Celebrate summer’s amazing fruit at the Beauregard Watermelon Festival.
Take a day with the family to enjoy delicious watermelon as well as many other foods, and of course great music and some incredible vendors. Beauregard Parish Fairgrounds,
12. Rent a flyboard on Lake Pontchartrain.
Take a day to enjoy all that Lake Pontchartrain has to offer by visiting NOLA Flyboarding, where you can rent Flyboard, party barges, and of course, jet skis! 7400 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans
13. Get a snowball from Hansen’s.
There’s a reason Hansen’s is the one snowball stand people will wait in line over an hour just for one snoball. Get yourself in that line and find out why! 4801 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans
14. Finally, see the waterfalls in Sicily Falls.
These gorgeous waterfalls will make you feel like you've visited an entirely new state. Sicily Island, LA
15. Relax on the beaches of Grand Isle.
Take a drive to the edges of Louisiana to the shores of Gulf of Mexico and soak up the sun’s rays.
How many of these Louisiana summer activities have you done? Which ones would you add to your Louisiana summer bucket list? Let us know your favorites! We love your feedback.