The New Orleans Area

The New Orleans Area Travel Guide

Articles about The New Orleans Area

By Amy Farley
For spacious skies, for amber waves of grain, and for plenty of other reasons—many of them man-made, thank you very much—the fantasy of a coast-to-coast road trip endures. Want to make it a reality? From West to East (With Apologies to the Midw...
By Malia Boyd
Once a weekend retreat for wealthy New Orleanians, the area known as St. Tammany Parish today is a year-round haven for artists and young professionals fleeing urban life for Victorian mansions and water views. The 24-mile-long causeway over Lake ...
By Carol Berglie
If you want great food, go to the source: food festivals. These gatherings celebrate local fare at its freshest and purest, straight from the field to the table, prepared by grandmas in towns with names like Irmo, Indio, and LaBelle. We've eaten o...

Hotels in The New Orleans Area

This 75-acre farm has a bed and breakfast that’s ideal for families thanks to its petting zoo, horseback-riding trails, and canoeing and tubing trips down the nearby Bogue Chitto River. Choose between three standard rooms or an eight-bed bunkhouse.

Things to do in The New Orleans Area

There are over 4,000 exotic, threatened, or endangered animals at the one-of-a-kind center on 900 acres. Take the half-hour guided Safari Wagon Tour to spot giraffes, camels, and kangaroos.