If you’re looking for fun and unique adventures on your vacation, you should check out the host of activities available in Louisiana. If you choose to stay in the state capital of Baton Rouge, you’ll be within easy distance of some of the most exciting tourist attractions in the US!
Let’s give you a rundown of a selection of the fun things there are to see and so in Louisiana:
If you like to have a good time, you’ll probably want to visit the partygoer’s heaven that is New Orleans where the fun never stops. You might not be so aware of the other attractions you’ll find there like the stunning lakes, botanical gardens, art galleries and some incredible historic buildings to appeal to all ages and tastes. Whatever your taste for entertainment, New Orleans satisfies them and on that subject, the food’s not at all bad either!
While you’re in New Orleans you can check out some pretty incredible architecture in Royal Street, which is also the city’s hub for local artisans. You can find all sorts of art in all manner of media from traditional paintings and sculptures through to incredible abstract pieces in the wide range of galleries located here. You can also scour the streets for bargain antiques in a large selection of boutique shops and you might find a luxurious 19th or 20th century piece from one of the local estates up for sale for a great price.
Rip Van Winkle Gardens
If you want to take in some breathtaking scenery and see a huge range of exotic and semi-tropical plants, the Rip Van Winkle Gardens is a must-see. Set in 20-acres of beautifully and organically landscaped land, the estate’s mansion is an incredible centerpiece, resplendent in late 19th century architecture and furnished with a rich collection of antique pieces. You can enjoy a meandering stroll around the horticultural masterpiece of the Rip Van Winkle Gardens, explore the rambling mansion and take a break in its bijou café for a truly unique and memorable trip.
The Laura Plantation
If you’re anywhere near the Mississippi River you simply have to visit one of the many plantations in picturesque locations along the river’s banks. The Laura Plantation is open to visitors and has an amazing 12 listed buildings on the land that is a sugarcane plantation. The most notable property on the plantation is a 19th century Creole mansion that has been recently restored to its former glory. You can book yourself on a tour of the Laura Plantation that will take you through a fascinating journey through an important part of American history.
There’s Plenty of Memories to be made in Louisiana
We’ve only covered a few of the many opportunities there are for fun and adventure in Louisiana but as you can see, there’s more on offer than you may have realized. There are also some great places to stay in Baton Rouge that cater to both families and couples without children including the Marriott SpringHill Suites Gonzales. Whatever you preferences for fun and relaxation, there’s something for everyone in Louisiana, making it a perennially popular destination for both international and American tourists.