Louisiana received its name from Robert de LaSalle, an early French explorer who named the region for King Louis XIV of France. Since then, the state of Louisiana has become one of the world's renowned cultural destinations. From its subtropical climate to its unique blend of cultures, Louisiana holidays offer a warmth and variety second to none. Best known for its world famous port city of New Orleans, Louisiana provides visitors throughout the state its unique version of history, entertainment, food and fun. New Orleans is but a prelude to a state of enchantment.
Apart from the iconic city of New Orleans, Louisiana has four other distinctly different regions including :
The breathtaking scenery and rolling hills of Louisiana's Sportsman's Paradise make the region a prime location for a holiday of outdoor activities. If you enjoy spending your time fishing, golfing, hiking and canoeing, you'll be in your element on your holidays to Louisiana.
If you prefer big-city action on your holidays to Louisiana, the larger cities of Sportsman's Paradise are Shreveport/Bossier City, Ruston and Monroe/West Monroe are brimming with excitement.
Home to the oldest settlement in the Louisiana Purchase Territories, Crossroads is a region where the French and Spanish heritage of South Louisiana meets the English-speaking, pioneer culture of North Louisiana.
Louisiana's Cajuns know how to have a good time. Their food, music and joie de vivre are legendary. Their many festivals, celebrating everything from crawfish to zydeco music, brighten every month of the year. So there's bound to be some celebration during your holidays to Louisiana!
Cajun Country runs from west of New Orleans all the way to the Texas border. Its major cities include Lake Charles, Lafayette, New Iberia, Morgan City and Houma/Thibodaux.
Step back in time more than 150 years on your holidays to Louisiana to recall the grand days before the American Civil War. In the 1850's more than three quarters of America's millionaires were clustered in the region between Natchez and New Orleans, their wealth based on vast plantations of sugar cane and cotton.
Steamboats ferried these valuable crops down the mighty Mississippi River to the port city of New Orleans; they returned laden with crystal chandeliers, china, mahogany furnishings and carpets from far off lands. Plantation Country offers a rare opportunity to glimpse the lifestyle of America's antebellum past.
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