Louisiana May 09, 2017
The 13 Very Best Day Trips You Can Possibly Take In Louisiana
There’s so much to do in Louisiana, it can get a bit overwhelming! Don’t worry, that’s what we’re here for. We’ve listed the best day trips you can possibly take in Louisiana. Make sure you click the links to find out more about these wonderful day trips!
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Poverty Point
Built between 1650 B.C and 1100 B.C., Poverty Point is still a bit of a mystery, but new clues are constantly being discovered. Spend a day learning about the history of these ancient ruins and learn about the people that built them. Learn more
2. The Creole Nature Trail
The Creole Nature Trail is one of only 43 designated scenic byways in the United States, and well worth your time. Come experience the beauty of nature (and have some delicious Cajun food) in this 180 mile stretch known as the "Louisiana Outback". Check it out
3. Global Wildlife Center
If you grew up in the St. Tammany Parish area, chances are you spent at least one school field trip here. Get up close and personal with zebras, alpacas, giraffes and more in this epic exotic adventure. Learn more about Global Wildlife
4. Spend A Day In The Sky
You’ll see Louisiana like never before as you take a helicopter or seaplane tour. Truly an unforgettable experience! Find out more
5. Tour A Winery
Spend an afternoon touring one of our wineries! Landry Vineyards offers tours Monday through Saturday, and they also have outdoor concerts throughout the month. Learn more
6. Hit The Road
Take a drive down one of Louisiana’s loneliest roads and you’ll come away with a new respect for Louisiana. The road is only 17 miles long, so you can knock it out pretty easy, but you’ll want to stop off several times to take in the magical views. Learn more
7. Stroll Down Main Street
Louisiana has some absolutely charming main streets. You can fill your afternoon by strolling down the street checking out unique locally owned boutiques, thrift stores, and then end your day with a meal at an amazing restaurant. Find the best main streets
8. River Road Plantations
Take a drive down one of Louisiana’s roads for an unforgettable experience. Several historic plantations line River Road, making for the perfect day trip! Check it out
9. Visit A State Park
Louisiana has some beautiful state parks, and you should check them out! Spend. day exploring new trails, or just laying out by the water. Whatever you do, you’re sure to love it! Check out some of our favorite state parks
10. Take A Swamp Boat Tour
The weather is perfect so spend it outdoors! These swamp boat tours will take you on an epic journey through our state’s swamps and bayous. The captains have spent years on these waters and they’d love to share their stories with you.
are a few of our favorite places to take a swamp tour.
11. Go Thrifting
Who doesn’t love a good bargain? You could find your next DIY project or finally find that one elusive piece to complete your collection. Check out our thrift stores piece
12. Hit The Trails
There’s so many to list, but
are a few underrated trails you’re sure to love.
13. Zip line over alligators
Gators and Friends is an exotic petting zoo and alligator park, but they’ve also got a thrilling seven-part zip line that will take you soaring over the park. The last 720 feet you’ll be flying over the alligator pond! Learn more about this epic zip line
What’s your favorite day trip? Share it in the comments below!