There’s just nothing like Louisiana. From the cuisine to the bayous, we are blessed to live in such a unique state. If you’ve just relocated here, or maybe you’re planning to move down, there are a few things you’ll quickly learn once you get here. We’ve compiled a list that we think will help you acclimate to your new Louisiana lifestyle.
1. Get used to fried foods.
If you can fry it, we have and it’s probably on the menu.
2. Things can be tricky to pronounce.
Natchitoches, Pontchartrain, Opelousas… They can be a bit tricky to for outsiders.
3. There’s a festival for everything.
Everything from hot air balloons to hot tamales…If you’re into something, we have a festival for it.
4. Football is taken very seriously.
SEC rivalries run deep y’all.
5. You’ll need to learn the lingo.
Fixin’ to.. Making groceries, and most importantly the use of "y’all"… and don’t forget to order your po’boy dressed!
6. The summers are HOT.
There’s just nothing that can prepare you.
7. And HUMID.
You’ll never have a good hair day in the summer.
8. People are so nice!
Holding doors open, waving to you on the street and asking "how’s ya mama and dem?" is all part of the package
9. The music is awesome.
With such a deep history of music in our state, there’s never a shortage of good local music to listen to.
10. Everything has a history to it.
From the oak trees to the plantations to the street cars… Everything has a story.
11. Po’boys are dressed.
Lettuce, mayo, and tomato please!
12. The food can be a little spicy.
Tony’s and Tabasco on everything!
13. The seasons are a bit different.
We don’t really have much of a winter, and there will be days you use the heater and the A/C in the same day.
14. Take it to geaux.
Yep, if you’re not finished your beer you can ask for a to-go cup.
15. There’s more to Louisiana than just New Orleans.
Northern Louisiana gets overshadowed by New Orleans, but Shreveport is an amazing city full of culture, beautiful architecture, delicious food, and so much more!
16. It really is a Sportsman’s Paradise.
Louisiana is known as the Sportsman’s Paradise for good reason. We offer some of the best hunting and fishing that the region has to offer.
17. It's absolutely beautiful.
With hundreds of trails, swamps, bayous, and lakes to explore, you'll never get bored.
Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments below.