Hot Summer Destinations in Louisiana
You’ve worked hard, saved up those vacation days and you’re ready to plan out your summer vacation. Maybe the beach? Nah, you’ve been too many times. The mountains? Too far. Trying to stay in-state? We’ve got you covered with some of our favorite summer destinations here in Louisiana!
Kisatchie National Forest
Fun fact: Kisatchie National Forest is the only National Forest in Louisiana. With such a large burden on its shoulders, Kisatchie holds up surprisingly well. Explore 40 recreational areas or over 100 miles of trails, all ready for biking, running and hiking. Perfect for a day trip or for a week-long camping vacation, Kisatchie has something for everyone in the whole family!
Love hot sauce? Need more spice in your life? Avery Island is home to McIlhenney Company’s Tabasco production and is the perfect stop along your road trip for the adventurous hot sauce lover. Take a tour of the factory and Tabasco museum or dine at the delicious, Cajun-themed Tabasco Restaurant while you’re there! Tabasco’s Jungle Garden is also open to the public and will allow you to soak up the natural beauty of Louisiana’s bayous.
Shreveport-Bossier Film Trail
Shreveport-Bossier is a hotly contested location for film shoots and it’s right in your backyard! Ranked #4 by Movie-Maker Magazine in 2009, Shreveport-Bossier been the stage for recreations of cities such as New York, Portland and Miami. Thanks to the city of Shreveport-Bossier, you can take part in the self-guided Film Trail and see the real-life locations used for film and television shoots. To learn more about the trail, head to the city’s website.
Poverty Point Heritage Site
Louisiana bears ownership of Poverty Point, a large collection of earthen mounds dating back centuries. The site was constructed by Native Americans and consists of two million cubic yards of soil, formed into earthen mounds. Poverty Point was at one time the largest trading hub in North America and has allowed archeologists to discover millions of artifacts and remains from this ancient era. Explore Louisiana’s deep history over a day-trip or add it to your list of summer must-see spots!
The Cabildo Museum
The Cabildo Museum on Jackson Square in New Orleans is home to some of Louisiana’s oldest history. The Louisiana Purchase was signed and transferred at the Cabildo back in 1803. Countless artifacts, documents and images from New Orleans’ storied history are showcased at the Cabildo. The site was the location of New Orleans’ government and later the Louisiana State Supreme Court. If you’re looking for a destination in New Orleans to add to your summer must-see list, it’s hard to beat the Cabildo!
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