Louisiana Travel Guide

Articles about Louisiana

By Amy McKeever

As far as roadtrips for food-lovers go, the American South is a must. The proof is in the pudding—not to mention the fried green tomatoes, gulf seafood, and Cajun Bloody Marys. 

By Erika Owen
There’s a whole new reason for Jazz fans to make the pilgrimage to New Orleans. Earlier this month the doors to The Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market (PHNOJM) swung open for the first time, with a show by The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (NOJO)...
By Katrina Brown Hunt

Affordable hotel rates, free museums, and plentiful barbecue and beer make these cities a bargain for travelers.

By Hadi Ktiri
With its many gorgeous shops, fabulous restaurants, luxe spas and unparalleled nightlife, New Orleans is frequently a top spot for groups of gals seeking a destination getaway. Here’s a great sample itinerary for a girls’ day out. Start the day wi...
By Hadi Ktiri
The advent of the Internet has brought about the slow death of the American bookstores.  No longer is it necessary to read books to get the information needed for success in life.  But in New Orleans, a city steeped with rich literary history, it’...
By Hadi Ktiri
Virginia might be for lovers, but NOLA is for romantics.  Everywhere you look in this city there are beautiful couples hand in hand. If you’re in town for a first date, there are tons of great lunch spots like the Latin powerhouse, Johnny Sanchez ...

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.