Looking for some fun family day trips in Louisiana? Sometimes that can be tough, depending on the age range in the family and everyone’s interests. Hopefully, this list will help the next time you’re looking for someplace fun to spend the day.  In no particular order, here are some of the best day trips in Louisiana that both kids and adults can enjoy. Gas up the car and pack some snacks!

Have you visited any of these spots? Let us know in the comments below!

And once you tackle this list, you might be inspired to take the family for a fun hike along some of the most family-friendly hikes in Louisiana.

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Are there any animal encounters in Louisiana?

  • Barn Hill Preserve in Ethel is where you can get up close and personal with exotic animals including holding baby sloths, swimming with otters, and enjoying a picnic with a giraffe.
  • Gators & Friends in Greenwood is an exotic animal petting zoo with pony rides, opportunities to feed exotic animals, go-karts, and a zipline.
  • The Global Wildlife Center in Folsom is the largest free-roaming wildlife preserve of its kind and is home to more than 4,000 exotic and endangered animals.

Read on to learn about many other exciting animal encounters in Louisiana.

What are the most memorable hotels in Louisiana?

  • The Hotel Bentley in Alexandria was built in 1907 and is regarded as the most haunted hotel in Louisiana.
  • La Belle Esplanade is a quirky bed and breakfast inn situated in three houses built in 1883. It is known around the world for its vibrant colorful décor.
  • The Hotel Monteleone in the heart of the French Quarter has been a New Orleans landmark since it opened in 1886.

Read on to learn about some other memorable hotels in Louisiana.

What are the most popular attractions in Louisiana?

  • Airboat Adventures in Lafitte provides tours through approximately 20,000 acres of Louisiana cypress swamps.
  • The EPIC Family Entertainment Center in Scott is an outdoor recreation center encompassing archery, a gyroscope, zipline, and more.
  • Aquafly New Orleans (also called NOLA Flyboarding) offers above-the-water adventures on special water boards.

Read on to learn more about some other popular attractions in Louisiana.

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