Louisiana March 31, 2018
Here Are The 9 Best Places In Louisiana To Visit On A Long Weekend
Every now and then, it can be refreshing to go away for a long weekend. Just spending a couple of days away from your day-to-day life can be a nice refresher for the soul, and the change of scenery can be quite nice. You don’t have to travel far for a weekend getaway. In fact, some of the best places are just a short road trip away! Here are the nine best places in Louisiana that you should visit next time you have a long weekend.
The third largest city in Louisiana offers dozens of opportunities for a fun weekend getaway. The American Rose Center is the largest park dedicated to roses in the country, and you’ll absolutely love stopping to smell the roses at this 118-acre park. There are also dozens of museums, breweries, shopping, and outdoor adventures… there’s something for everyone over at Shreveport.
2. New Iberia
With so much to see and do in New Iberia, you’ll need the long weekend to see everything! From plantations to swamps, state parks to Tabasco, you’ll never run out of things to do in New Iberia.
The charm of the north shore will certainly enchant you. Fontainebleau State Park is perfect for families looking to spend some time outdoors, Old Mandeville has some lovely shops and boutiques, and the sunsets over the Mandeville Lakefront are not to be missed.
4. Breaux Bridge
Nestled in the middle of Cajun Country, Breaux Bridge is known as the "Crawfish Capital of the World," so it goes without saying that there are some amazing restaurants here. Not only will you find some of the finest Cajun cooking around, but it’s also the hub for Zydeco music, and nature lovers will love a swamp tour around Lake Martin.
5. Grand Isle
Head on down to Louisiana’s only inhabited barrier island for some epic weekend fun. If you really wanted to rough it, you can bring your tent and camp right on the beach at the Grand Isle State Park. Grand Isle is known for their amazing fishing, so bring your rod and reel and spend some time out on the pier enjoying the view.
6. Lake Charles
Known as the "Festival Capital of Louisiana," there’s always something fun to do in Lake Charles. With more than 75 fairs, festivals, and special events every year, you can bet you’ll have a good time in Lake Charles.
Houma is filled with adventure. Take a swamp tour through some of Louisiana’s most scenic landscape, or even drive down the Wetlands Cultural Byway for spectacular views of Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes.
8. Abita Springs
This peaceful little town is perfect for anyone looking for some R&R. The St. Tammany Trace runs through the town, and Abita Springs is also known for their brewery which is an absolute must-see. And, of course, there’s the Abita Mystery House, which must be seen to be believed.
9. Baton Rouge
You’ll never run out of things to do in our state capital. Downtown is filled with tons of amazing restaurants, historical buildings, a massive battleship, and lovely views of the Mississippi River. And a trip to Baton Rouge isn’t complete until you’ve seen Mike the Tiger over on LSU’s campus.
How many of these cities have you been to? Where else do you love to spend long weekends? Let us know in the comments below!