Louisiana April 05, 2019
This Charming Town With A 33-Block Historic District Is The Perfect Spring Adventure
Natchitoches may be known for its extravagant Christmas light display, but this charming town is beautiful year-round, and it’s definitely worthy of a spring adventure. From ample shopping opportunities to historic landmarks, the 33-block historic district offers something for everyone. Let’s check it out.
There are few towns as picturesque and unique as Natchitoches.
This historic city was established in 1714, making it the oldest permanent settlement in the Louisiana Purchase.
Nestled along the scenic Cane River, Natchitoches is one of those charming towns that’s perfect for a spring adventure.
Perfectly walkable and filled with shopping opportunities, Natchitoches will delight just about everyone.
At the heart of Natchitoches, the National Historic Landmark District is an absolute must-see.
This 33-block area is peppered with boutiques, art galleries, historic houses, local restaurants, and much more.
The map of the historic district shown above can be found
You can take a guided tour through the district or just wander around at your own pace.
Do some window shopping and sit for a spell at one of the many pocket parks throughout the area.
Natchitoches is also a bed and breakfast lover’s dream.
With over 35 bed and breakfasts, you’ll have a tough time deciding on where to stay. Make a weekend getaway out of it stay in one of the many options peppered throughout the city. Pictured above is the Steel Magnolia House, a beautiful building that was built in the 1830s and is best known for being the on-site filming location for the classic film "Steel Magnolias."
As you’re exploring, be sure to pop into Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile.
Established in 1863, it’s the oldest general store in Louisiana and worth your while to check it out. From kitchen supplies to antique toys, this place has it all. To learn more about Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile, check out our previous article
While you’re in Natchitoches, you have to swing by Lasyone’s for one of their world-famous meat pies.
Lasyone’s has been a Natchitoches landmark for over 50 years.
People come from all over just to try one of these delicacies - and you should too.
Whether you get a traditional meat pie or spice it up with one of the crawfish pies, you’re sure to fall in love at first bite. The menu also features an assortment is Cajun and Creole classics, as well as American fare, so you can feast on everything from gumbo to a cheeseburger. Learn more about Lasyone’s in our previous article
For more information about Natchitoches and all of the amazing attractions and activities offered, check out the city’s official website
here and follow along on the Natchitoches Tourism Facebook page here.
Have you ever visited Natchitoches? Let us know in the comments below!