Louisiana October 09, 2017
11 Ways Louisiana Has Quietly Become The Coolest State In America
If you’ve spent any amount of time in Louisiana, you know that we are the coolest state in America. The food, the people, the culture, the list goes on and on. There’s a million reasons we are the coolest state, but here are eleven of our favorites.
1. We have the coolest (and friendliest) people.
We practically invented the phrase "Southern Charm".
2. We have the best food.
Crawfish, jambalaya, gumbo, beignets, the list goes on an on. We have some of the best food in the country, and people travel from all over the place to try it.
3. We have endless outdoor activity options.
Fishing, camping, hiking, kayaking… Louisiana really is a nature lover’s paradise.
4. We have some amazing craft breweries.
Abita Brewery, Crying Eagle Brewing Company, Red River Brewing… From Shreveport to Lake Charles, Louisiana is home to some of the best breweries and if you haven’t taken the time to tour a few of them, you should clear your weekend and get started.
5. We are surrounded by natural beauty.
Our bayous, rivers, and lakes are mesmerizing.
6. Our small towns are absolutely charming.
Want to experience the best of Louisiana? Spend some time in a small town.
7. We really are a sportsman’s paradise.
With world class fishing and hunting, people travel from all over the country to compete in our tournaments (like the tarpon rodeo in Grand Isle).
8. Our music is the coolest.
Some of the most talented musicians got their start right here in Louisiana.
9. History is all around us.
From plantations to Poverty Point, Louisiana is full of fascinating historical landmarks
10. We’ve got some fascinating ghost stories.
With a state with as much history as ours, there’s bound to be a ghost story or two that float around.
11. Mardi Gras. Duh.
It’s definitely one of the main reasons we’re so cool.
What are some other reasons we’re the coolest state? Share your thoughts in the comments below!