As the holidays approach, are you looking for a fantastic way to spend a weekend in Louisiana? Look no further than these amazing 11 spots we’ve found. From art lovers to hunters to people who like both, there is something for everyone on this list. Take a look and plan a getaway today!
1. Avery Island
About three miles inland from Vermillion Bay, the headquarters and factory of Tabasco products, Avery Island, attracts visitors from across the state.
Enjoy a tour of the factory where the iconic hot sauce is made.
Then take a stroll in the beautiful and majestic Jungle Gardens—which is home to thousands of birds!
2. Grosse Savanne Waterfowl & Wildlife Lodge
The beautiful lodge allows for a luxurious and beautiful experience to all who stay here for the weekend.
Located in the southwest croner of Louisiana, this incredible resort is a paradise for Louisiana outdoorsmen and visiting sportsmen, with thousands of acres available for hunting and fishing.
3. Kisatchie National Forest
With miles of trails and tons of camping grounds throughout the expanse of the park, Kistachie is a great place for a weekend-long trip or more!
4. Rip Van Winkle Gardens
Near New Iberia, LA, this hidden away property and grounds offers a unique vacation spot for local visitors.
Beautiful cottages are available for rent.
The gorgeous and unique gardens and surrounding flora and fauna make this a favorite spot for destination weddings.
5. Toledo Bend State Park
The beautiful Toledo Bend Reservoir, which sits on the border of Texas and Louisiana, offers tons of recreational opportunities for families and sportsmen looking to soak up the best that Louisiana wildlife has to offer.
6. Honey Island Swamp Tour
Just outside of New Orleans, this legendary swamp tour offers visitors and locals alike a taste of the real swamp.
Seeing gators is a common occurrence on the boats of this tour!
7. Biedenharn Museum & Gardens and the Masur Museum of Art
If you’re looking for a terrific getaway, don’t forget to check out the cultural scene in Monroe, LA. The Biedenharn Museum & Gardens is a beautiful way to start your tour---the gardens truly can’t be missed!
Then take a stop at the Masur Museum of Art, the largest visual arts museum in Northeast Louisiana.
Visitors will discover all that this town has to offer after visiting during the upcoming Christmas Festival of Lights, beginning November 21st.
Don’t forget to visit the newly constructed Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame while you were there—where there's tons of great information and beautiful architecture.
9. Chicot State Park
Nestled on Chicot Lake, which is home to some beautiful Cypress and Tupelo swamps, Chicot State Park is the perfect choice for a weekend getaway.
10. Noel Acadien du Village
If you’re looking for a way to celebrate Christmas with the family this year, visiting the Noel Acadien du Village in Lafayette, LA is the right choice! They are open from Nov. 28th – December 23rd and feature more than 500,000 lights.
11. St. Francisville
A historic town with plenty of gorgeous antebellum homes and architecture that will send you straight to the past.
Grace Episcopal Church and cemetery is a favorite stop for tourists and locals alike.
Have you ever been to one of these spots? Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!