Sauce or no sauce? Burnt ends or whole pig? Travel + Leisure readers offered meaty results in the search for the nation’s best barbecue.
Louisiana Travel Guide
Articles about Louisiana
In case you want to go a little lighter in between the jambalaya, po’boys, bread pudding, and adult beverages.
A decade after Katrina, New Orleans hasn't just rebuilt and regrouped, it’s become a new kind of place altogether.
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Hotels in Louisiana
Bed down in one of five cheerful guest rooms—all with private baths, period furnishings and complimentary WiFi—at this historic home (it was the city’s first boarding house) in downtown Lake Charles.
Restaurants in Louisiana
This modest restaurant—interiors have wood paneled walls, checkered floors and cushion-topped stools—is locally loved for its fried shrimp and hot crab gumbo. Don’t miss the crawfish when they’re in season (March to May).
Things to do in Louisiana
Pick up a Creole-country souvenir—seasonings and sauces are full of heat; alligator busts make a statement—at this shop dedicated to all things local to the Bayou State.