Louisiana July 21, 2018
Take A One-Day Road Trip To Any Of These 5 Fantastic Louisiana Destinations
Summer road trips are the best. There are tons of wonderful destinations in Louisiana that are perfect for a one-day road trip, just waiting for you to explore. So gather up your friends and family, gas up the car, and head out to one of these five fantastic destinations in Louisiana.
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. Avery Island
Louisiana’s most popular salt dome is a wonderful attraction the whole family will love. Home of that famous little red bottle, visitors can take a tour of the Tabasco plant, learning everything from growing the peppers to bottling the product.
After your tour, be sure to stroll the Jungle Gardens and Bird City for a truly unique experience. The Jungle Gardens is a stunning 170-acre garden filled with wildlife and semi-tropical plants set along the banks of Bayou Petite Anse, and Bird City is home to thousands of egrets and other birds. You’ll have the opportunity to see scores of wildlife, from alligators to deer and everything in between.
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2. Grand Isle
Head on down to the tip of the boot for a fun-filled day in the sun. Louisiana’s only inhabited barrier island offers tons of activities for those seeking to get outside and explore. From the beaches to the state park, you’ll never run out of things to do. For anglers, it’s a fisherman’s paradise. At the end of July, thousands of fishermen from near and far travel to Grand Isle to participate in the Tarpon Rodeo, America’s oldest fishing tournament.
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3. Poverty Point
This fascinating attraction over in northeastern Louisiana gives visitors a chance to learn more about Louisiana’s earliest inhabitants. Poverty Point is a collection of earthworks built between 1650-700 BC by a group of Native Americans from the Poverty Point culture. Although they didn’t leave any written word behind, archaeologists and historians are constantly piecing together their day-to-day-lives by uncovering artifacts left behind. In its heyday, it was a massive settlement, trading center, and possibly even used for religious ceremonies.
Visitors can explore the 910-acre site and learn more about the history of the area, including viewing several artifacts that have been uncovered throughout the years. Poverty Point was designated a World Heritage Site in 2014, joining historical landmarks like Stonehenge, the Pyramids, and the Great Wall of China.
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4. River Road Plantations
Take a drive down historic River Road and stop off at a few of the plantations that are scattered throughout for a truly memorable day. The stretch of River Road between Baton Rouge and New Orleans is peppered with historic plantations, scenic views of the Mississippi River and, of course, gorgeous ancient oaks along the way.
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5. Lake Martin
Located in St. Martin Parish, Lake Martin is part of the Cypress Island Preserve and one of the largest nesting colonies for water birds in Louisiana. For those seeking the chance to view wildlife, you can’t go wrong with Lake Martin. Home to hundreds of alligators, turtles, snakes, and more, it won’t take visitors long to find a gator in these waters.
There are trails nearby, and several tour companies that would love to take you out on the water for a one-of-a-kind swamp tour. If you can, stay until sunset and have your camera ready, because the views are simply phenomenal.
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Have you been to any of these attractions? Are there others that you love to visit? Let us know in the comments below!