9 Destinations Way Up North In Louisiana That Are So Worth The Drive

Southern Louisiana tends to see the spotlight more than the north, and that’s a shame. While southern Louisiana has some beautiful bayous, world-class fishing and, of course, New Orleans, there are many attractions in northern Louisiana that are so worth the drive. Here are some amazing attractions in northern Louisiana to put on your bucket list.

How many of these attractions have you been to? Let us know in the comments below!

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Attractions in North Louisiana

May 16, 2023

What are some of the best restaurants in Northern Louisiana?

Some of the best restaurants in Northern Louisiana will quickly become your new favorite eateries. Here are some of the best restaurants in Northern Louisiana:

  • Herby-K’s: A historic restaurant in Shreveport known for its famous Shrimp Buster, a unique spin on the classic shrimp po’boy. 
  • Fertitta’s Delicatessen: One of the oldest restaurants in Shreveport, known for its signature spin on the muffuletta, called The Muffy.
  • Restaurant Cotton: A waterfront restaurant in Monroe that overlooks the Ouachita River with a menu full of elevated Southern and Cajun fare. 

Check out our previous article for more awesome restaurants in Louisiana.

What is northern Louisiana known for?

Northern Louisiana is known for its rolling hills, beautiful scenery, and epic outdoor activities. Louisiana is nicknamed “Sportsman’s Paradise” largely in part to Northern Louisiana’s endless lakes, rivers, and forests that provide the perfect setting for hunting and fishing. 

Major cities in northern Louisiana include Shreveport, Bossier City, Natchitoches, Monroe, and West Monroe, though there are plenty of beautiful small towns in Northern Louisiana that are perfect for day trips.