Louisiana Travel Guide

Articles about Louisiana

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Sauce or no sauce? Burnt ends or whole pig? Travel + Leisure readers offered meaty results in the search for the nation’s best barbecue. 

By Beth Lipton

In case you want to go a little lighter in between the jambalaya, po’boys, bread pudding, and adult beverages.

By Brooke Porter Katz
You can’t talk about New Orleans’s restaurant scene without mentioning John Besh. The all-star chef runs nine restaurants via his Besh Group—including the new Shaya (with executive chef/partner and James Beard Award winner Alon Shaya) and the taqu...
By Mimi Swartz

A decade after Katrina, New Orleans hasn't just rebuilt and regrouped, it’s become a new kind of place altogether.

By Mimi Swartz
The Katrina crosses can still be found all over New Orleans. They first appeared as soon as rescue teams could make their way into the city, after the 2005 hurricane and ensuing flood caused by collapsing levees. Rescue teams spray-painted the X’s...
By Katrina Brown Hunt

Recycling bins are only the beginning: Travel + Leisure readers picked the best cities for earth-friendly perks like solar-powered hotels, bike-powered beer bars, and fabulous recycled fashions. 

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 restaurant, named for one of the region’s first European settlers, is known for traditional Cajun cuisine such as crispy alligator bites, oyster Po-boys, and fried frog legs.

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.