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LOUISIANA HOLIDAYS   >   USA  


Louisiana a Southern state of the United States of America.

Regions in Louisiana : Acadiana, Florida Parishes, Greater New Orleans, Northwest Louisiana and River Parishes.

Cities in Louisiana : Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Bossier City, Houma, Kenner, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Metairie, Monroe, New Iberia, New Orleans and Shreveport.

The state is bordered to the west by the state of Texas; to the north by Arkansas; to the east by the state of Mississippi; and to the south by the Gulf of Mexico.

Capital City of Louisiana : Baton Rouge


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Camping & Campgrounds

  Go Camping America
  Koa   -   Campgrounds of America
  National Park Service Campground and Tour Reservation Site
  Funroads   -   Get Outta Town!

Car Rental Louisiana

Car rental  

Car rental  Holiday Autos   -    
Holiday Autos offers the best fully inclusive car hire prices. Get cheap car hire quickly and securely online with holidayautos.co.uk, the experts in online car rental.

Car Rental USA  Sixt   -    

Holiday Homes Louisiana

  VRBO vacation rentals

  FindRentals.com
Louisiana holiday homes, condos, villas, cabins, cottages, chalets, and bed & breakfasts are presented by their owners or agents.

Hotels in Louisiana

  Booking.com   -   Hotel Guide Louisiana
Hotels in New Orleans, Kenner, Metairie, Baton Rouge, Saint Francisville.

Ebookers 
Centrally located hotels ranging from small family run budget accommodation to world-class five star hotels.

    -   Motel 6 and Red Roof

  Hotels.com   -    

National Parks / State Parks

  Louisiana Office of State Parks
Louisiana's State Parks, Historic Sites, and Preservation Area offer you and your family a uniquely rewarding experience of our state's natural beauty and historical riches. Come enjoy championship fishing, relive a Civil War battle, hear the best of Louisiana's country music, or pitch a tent under the stars. State Parks are open 365 days a year. State Historic Sites and our Preservation Area are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

  National Park Service   -   see Parks & Recreation

Travel Agents / Tour operators

 Kuoni    -   New Orleans
New Orleans is one of America's most unique cities, where the spirit of the Old South still lives on. Explore the French Quarter around Jackson Square, follow in Mark Twain's footsteps and take a river cruise up the Mississippi....

Thomas Cook

   -   Create your perfect trip to Louisiana
Flight, Hotel and Car.

  Roots of Rhythm Travel   -   tailor-made fly-drive music tours to the Deep South




Louisiana Travel Agents / Tour Operators :

  Beau Reve   -   River cruises   -   royal acadian yacht
Elegant river yacht for an exciting and unique way to see Southwest Louisiana. Come explore the unique Cajun and Creole cultures found in historic towns ans colorful communities along the banks of the beautiful Bayou Teche.
The Beau Reve departs from its home port of St. Martinville making ports of call in New Iberia, Jeanerette and Franklin. You can stay in the port of your choice and take in the flavor of that particular town, located within easy walking distance of the docks.
  Bike Louisiana
  Gulf Coast Travel Info   -   Official U.S. Gulf Coast Vacation & Tourism Guide
Plan and book your entire Gulf Coast vacation here. From the heart of French Louisiana to a relaxing Florida beach vacation, you'll find attractions, events, accommodations, activities and restaurants with this official Gulf Coast travel portal. Welcome to the Gulf Coast of the southern U.S.
  Steamboat Natchez Riverboat
The New Orleans Steamboat Company operates two riverboat cruises on the Mighty Mississippi River.
  Tap into Southern Treasures   -   Group Travel

Travel Guides Louisiana

Mobil Travel Guide South: Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee (Mobil Travel Guide: South) 
Paperback 458 pages (December 30, 2004);  Publisher: Mobil Travel Guide;  Language: English;  ISBN: 0762735899
Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee: The Most Comprehensive Guide on the Road (Road Guides) 
Useful as travel planners and reference tools whilst on the road, these guides are a suitable accompaniment to any trip within the USA. They cover history and culture as well as providing driving tips for the foreign driver and maps.
Paperback 653 pages (May 17, 2001);  Publisher: Fodor's Travel Publications Inc.,U.S.;  Language: English;  ISBN: 0679005056
Lonely Planet : Deep South  -   Kap Stann, Diane Marshall
Crawdads, mudbugs, poor man's lobsters, Founders of the Universe: the Deep South is teeming with mouthwatering crustaceans, and thanks to the folks at Lonely Planet, you'll never make the mistake of calling them crayfish. You'll also get the scoop on an innumerable host of southern specialities--biscuits and gravy, boysenberry pie and the best of the blues, to name just a few--plus learn where to sip prizewinning smoky mountain brown porter (at The Mill in Birmingham, Alabama), when to attend the Tennessee Williams Literary Festival (last weekend in March) or an Elvis Tribute (August 16), and exactly how it is one procures the true taste of Nashville (head south of Broadway for plates brimming with catfish, greens and cornbread).
A detailed introduction brings to life this history-steeped and (to outsiders) somewhat peculiar region. You'll learn about early native peoples, exploration and settlement, the rise of slavery, fighting for (and losing) the Confederacy, and the resultant reconstruction and civil rights movement. Nature buffs will get a peek at some of the many ecological and biological wonders they can expect to encounter: cypress swamps, piny woods, a petrified forest and their myriad inhabitants, including armadillos and the short-haired leopard dog. Having covered the basics, Deep South gets down to the nitty-gritty. State-by-state, city-by- city, blues-joint-by-blues -joint, it offers a veritable mountain of facts. Use it to find old- fashioned soda fountains, Booker T. Washington's greenhouse, the Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald Museum or simply to find an affordable place to sleep. Deep South "covers all the bases", even where to watch America's favourite pastime--southern style, of course. With copious photos, maps and an essential glossary of terms [ Amazon: Martha Silano ]
Paperback 608 pages (February 1998); 
Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications;  Language: English;  ISBN: 0864424868 

Transport / How do I get to Louisiana

  Baton Rouge Airport [ BTR ]   -   Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport
  New Orleans Airport [ MSY ]   -  Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

   

 
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KLM UK 
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  Airline Tickets Louisiana / Bargain Flights

  Port of Iberia
Port of Iberia is located in the heart of Cajun country


Links
 

  Louisiana [ LA ]   -   Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Find out about Louisiana's history and culture. Learn about Louisiana in the Civil War and the uniqueness of Louisiana's music. Travel Louisiana virtually and see pictures from Louisiana's travel regions.
Regional Information
Listings and information about Louisiana's five travel regions: Sportsman's Paradise, Crossroads, Cajun Country , Plantation Country and The Greater New Orleans Area. Learn a little about these five areas, and sample some of the sights, sounds and history of these unique regions.
Statewide Information
Learn about things to do in Louisiana and how to do them. You can find out about hunting, fishing, camping and other outdoor activities here, as well as information on Louisiana's various fairs and festivals and its unique history.

  Baton Rouge, Louisiana [ LA ]   -   City of Baton Rouge   -   Visit Baton Rouge - Tourism Baton Rouge
Situated on the Mississippi River, Baton Rouge represents the best of Louisiana's vibrant culture.
  West Baton Rouge
  Baton Rouge
  Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce

  Acadiana
  Florida Parishes
  Greater New Orleans   -   New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau
The most celebrated and historic core of the city – including the Faubourg Marigny, French Quarter, Central Business District, Warehouse and Arts District, Magazine Street, Garden District, Audubon Park and Zoo and St . Charles Avenue – not only remains intact, both physically and spiritually, but is thriving. The cultural riches, sensual indulgences and unparalleled service that define the New Orleans experience continue to flourish, as they have for centuries.
  Northwest Louisiana
  River Parishes

  Beaches of South Walton
Offers numerous opportunities for adventure in secluded environments. Emerald green waters gently lap at the snow-white sand beaches, which are flanked by towering, sea- oat covered dunes.Incredibly clear spring-fed rivers and creeks meander slowly to the bay, inviting one to have a lazy day and escape the world's hectic pace. Exploring natural areas is popular along the Florida Panhandle - thanks to miles of undeveloped land.
  French Louisiana   -   see Iberia Parish
Avery Island | New Iberia | Jeanerette | Delcambre | Loreauville
  New Orleans Northshore  -  known for its incredible natural beauty
Historical towns as Covington, Mandeville & Slidell. Easy accessibility to the Big Easy, Baton Rouge and the Mississippi Gulf Coast make the New Orleans Northshore the perfect place to stay.

  Alexandria   -   City of Alexandriala   -   Alexandira-Pineville CVB
Alexandria and Pineville sit on opposite banks of the Red River in central Louisiana. This river brought people of many cultures to settle here.
Whether you want to stroll through the Riverpark, fish the oxbows or ski down to the sandbars, it all happens on the Red. The AP-CVB also boast the state's only National Forest - Kisatchie - filled with trails and streams as well as several scenic lakes, all providing a variety of outdoor activities in a setting only nature can provide.
  Bossier   -   Bossier City
  Bossier   -   Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Tourism Bureau
  Donaldsonville
Nestled deep in the heart of plantation country is Donaldsonville, a town rich in history and heritage. Once the state capital of Louisiana, where paddle wheelers still travel up and down the river. On late evenings, residents can sit on the porch and relax to music coming from the calliopes as the big boats move on the water. They can sit back and let their minds wander to the days when ladies in big dresses boarded the boats with their gentlemen for an evening of merriment and dancing on the river.
  Houma, Louisiana   -   Houma Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
South of Houma travel on four scenic bayou drives where you can meet today's bayou Cajuns and Native Americans at work and play. Visit the Nicholls Sculpture Garden, described as one of the nation's top three examples of folk art. Don't miss LUMCON's magnificant view which explains why we are The Heart of America's WETLAND®.
Houma and the surrounding communities are steeped in the traditions and culture of the Cajuns. The area is famous for its food, fishing, swamps, music, and hospitality. Houma is also known, although not as well as New Orleans, for its Mardi Gras festivities.
  Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce
  Iberia   -   Iberia Parish - Too hot to pass up!   -   Iberia Chamber of Commerce
Spice up your vacation plans with information on area restaurants, accommodations, tours and attractions.
  Kenner   -   Kenner
  Lafayette, Louisiana   -   Lafayette Consolidated Government
Cajun music is the product of creolization, like most other features of the Louisiana French culture in Lafayette. The Cajun sounds are a blend of German, Spanish, Scottish, Irish, Anglo-American, Afro-Caribbean and American Indian influences with a base of western French and French Acadian folk tradition. Cajun music is most noted for its up-beat tempos, cheerful lyrics and peculiar dance rhythms. Visit Lafayette, Louisiana and experience Cajun culture first-hand!
  Lafayette
  Lafayette Chamber of Commerce
  Lafayette Convention & Visitors Commission
  Lafayette Economic Development Authority
  Lake Charles, Louisiana   -   City of Lake Charles  -  Lake Charles Convention & Visitors Bureau
Overlooks a freshwater lake with the only white-sand inland beach along the Gulf Coast. Local legends say the pirate Jean Lafitte made Lake Charles his hideaway and left hidden treasure on the shores of the lake. This Lake Charles legend is celebrated each year with the state's second-longest festival, Contraband Days.
  Metairie   -   City of Metairie
  Monroe   -   Monroe
  Monroe Chamber of Commerce
  Monroe-West Monroe Convention & Visitors Bureau
  New Iberia  -  City of New Iberia  - the Queen City of the Bayou Teche
  New Orleans   -   City of New Orleans  
See also New Orleans' Tourism Web Site   -   New Orleans Online
Take a family holiday in a land that lies between fantasy and a dream-come-true for kids, teens and parents. Travel to New Orleans and discover glorious parades, brass bands, New Orleans haunted houses, historic Streetcars, paddlewheelers, a world-class zoo, a top-five aquarium. . . and the list goes on and on! Get your New Orleans, Louisiana attraction list today.
  New Orleans   -   Official Web Site
  New Orleans   -   New Orleans Regional Chamber of Commerce
  New Orleans   -   City Council
  New Orleans   -   Convention & Visitors Bureau
  Shreveport   -   City of Shreveport - third largest metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana
Shreveport is the commercial and cultural center of the Ark-La-Tex, the area where Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas meet.
  Shreveport Chamber of Commerce
  Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Tourism Bureau

  America's Wetland
America's Wetland is one of the largest and most productive expanses of coastal wetlands in North America. This valuable landscape extending along Louisiana's coast is disappearing at a rate of 25 square miles per year.

  News   -   Daily Iberian
  News   -   Houma Today
  News   -   Shreveport Times
  Radio   -   Mississippi Public Broadcasting Online
  Rip van Winkle Gardens [ New Iberia ]  -  Semi-Tropical Paradise On Jefferson Island
Lose yourself in a wonderland of flora and fauna, a twenty five-acre semi tropical paradise that captures the senses and cleanses the soul. Discover a year-round explosion of color where irises, magnolias, hibiscus, camellias, azaleas, thousands of springtime bulbs and a breathtaking array of annuals paint a landscape across the Southern sky.
  TV   -   Mississippi Public Broadcasting Online
  University Louisiana   -   Loyola University New Orleans

Cuisine  -  Louisiana Recipes / Cooking

  Bruce Foods
Founded in 1928 in New Iberia, Louisiana, Bruce Foods had been manufacturing true Cajun and Tex Mex food products more than half a century before these spicy cuisines were introduced to the rest of the world.
  Cajunbrands.com   -   Cajun Food and Cajun Recipes at great prices
  Conrad Rice Mill   -   America's Oldest Working Rice Mill - see recipes
P.A. Conrad founded the Conrad Rice Mill and Planting Company in 1912. He would cut the rice by hand and let it sun-dry on the levees before putting the rice in the threshers. The rice was poured into 100-pound bags and taken to the mill.
  Tabasco Pepper Fest
Ever wonder what it would be like to visit the home of TABASCO brand Pepper Sauce? Well, Avery Island, Louisiana is a place where doin' things slowly ensures doing them right. From the unique feel of the South Louisiana marshes and bayous to the nature preserve inhabited by indigenous plants and animals, Avery Island is TABASCO® homegrown goodness at its finest.

History of Louisiana

  Shadows-on-the-Teche
The Shadows-on-the-Teche is an antebellum historic house museum property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. It's dedicated to telling the story of life on a nineteenth-century southern Louisiana plantation - and we the museum does so annually to over 25,000 people from around the world. It's located in the lush semi -tropical city of New Iberia, Louisiana, set among towering live oak trees, draped with Spanish moss swaying in the breeze off the Bayou Teche, bathed by the sunlight as it gently shines across the trees casting shadows on the house and the flowing muddy waters of the bayou.

Music, Art & Culture, Entertainment

  Lousiana Authors and Books
Louisiana authors range from those with a southern tradition to the French influences of New Orleans. Louisiana boosts some of the most critically acclaimed writers in American Literature. From authors born there, like Truman Capote, to those, such as William Faulkner, impacted by its rich character in a relatively short period of time. Tennessee Williams who grew up in Mississippi and Missouri, found a wealth of material to write about in New Orleans Once a successful playwright, Williams adopted the state and divided his time between New York and Louisiana.
  New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
  Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival
Mardi Grass
A time of revelry, fraternity, festivity and unabashed indulgence, Mardi Gras reflects New Orleanians' rich heritage, unleashes the joyous soul of the city and invites everyone to join in the fun. The festival embraces the city's social and cultural variety, from the Mardi Gras Indians to the Zulu parade to the Endymion ball, and brings everyone together in the spirit of revelry. See Mardi Grass Louisiana


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