Louisiana Spring April 10, 2017
by Jackie Ann The 11 Places You Absolutely Must Visit In Louisiana This Spring
Spring is here and that means beautiful weather and lots of green. Before summer takes over we thought we’d create list of fun things you can do to take advantage of the beautiful spring weather. Let’s take a look…
1. Go on a boardwalk hike.
Boardwalk trails are a unique way to experience the swamps and bayous. There are several around the state; find the one closest to you
2. Global Wildlife Center
A perfect afternoon for the family! Take a wagon ride through the area and feed giraffes, camels, zebras, and more! Learn more about this awesome place
3. Kiroli Park
A beautiful little park that’s been open since 1979 and the flowers really pop in the springtime. Located at 820 Kiroli Road West Monroe, LA 71291.
4. Hodges Gardens State Park
Over 700 acres to explore! Perfect for a day trip or a weekend getaway. Their formal gardens are spectacular. Learn more
5. Alexandria Zoological Park
The Alexandria Zoo has been dedicated to promoting the understanding and conservation efforts of the natural world since 1926. Come visit over 500 animals at the largest year-round family attraction in Central Louisiana. Located at 3016 Masonic Drive Alexandria, LA 71301.
6. Take a swamp tour
Ride through the bayous with a knowledgeable tour guide who will tell you the history of the area while you soak in the beautiful views. Find one near you
7. Rent a Kayak
Rent a canoe or kayak and explore Louisiana’s bayous at your own pace. Your tour guide will lead you around the area taking you on adventures that the larger swamp boats and air boats just can’t get to.
8. St. Tammany Trace
31 miles of paved walkway that winds through five cities (Covington, Abita Springs, Mandeville, Slidell, Lacombe). Perfect for walking, biking, or rollerblading. There are also horse trails than run through parts of it.
9. Find a festival
With over 400 different festivals each year, there’s practically a festival every weekend. With the lovely spring weather, it’s the perfect time to attend a festival. Find out more about festivals
10. The New Orleans Botanical Gardens
Open seven days a week, the Botanical Gardens have been carefully cultivating their garden since the 1930s. Take a leisurely stroll through the twelve acres of beautiful gardens and sculptures. Learn more about the gardens
11. The R.W. Norton Gallery
Art lovers and nature seekers unite! Surrounding the art gallery is 40 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds and botanical gardens you’re sure to love. The museum was built in 1966 and houses both American and European art that will inspire you. Learn more
What’s your favorite springtime activity? Let us know in the comments below!
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