New Orleans' bridge across Mississippi River
Jazzing it up in New Orleans
Mississippi river, Louisiana
Louisiana's Plantation House
Views of Louisiana
Beautiful Louisiana flora

Louisiana holidays - Musical, lively and cool

Famed as the home of New Orleans, the Bayou, incredible cuisine, intimate music clubs and a laid-back atmosphere like no other, holidays to Louisiana encompass a wealth of exciting culture and stunning jazz heritage that will knock your sax off.

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Enjoy vibrant evenings with live music and sensational cuisine

As the home of jazz, Cajun music and creole cooking Louisiana is famous for its intense passions and has a lot to be proud for. Dining in the state is nothing short of a culinary extravaganza of colour, music and spice. Most restaurants offer guests the chance to mix food and live music.

Explore Louisiana

New Orleans is a mosaic of cultures, a blend of European, Caribbean, and African cuisine. Louisiana holidays do not get much better than enjoying hot bowls of spicy gumbo, late night jazz clubs and strolls through the historic French quarter, Bourbon Street. The next Mardi Gras Parade is planned for 04 March 2015 (the following one is 17 February 2015). The parade needs little introduction and is regarded as one of the world’s most popular events. Costumes take months to create and come in all imagined variety.

When to go to Louisiana

Louisiana has a fairly constant subtropical climate. Temperatures in New Orleans average 20°C, ranging from 11°C in January to 28°C in July.

Visiting Louisiana

The capital Baton Rouge is located 80 miles west of New Orleans and offers fantastic plantation tours and annual festivals. The state hosts more than 400 annual events each year, celebrating everything from tomatoes and crops grown to cooking styles, jazz and Cajun music.

Holiday highlights

  • New Orleans; Magazine Street, French Quarter, Bourbon Street
  • Baton Rouge
  • Lafayette
  • Natchitoches
  • Venice, LA
  • Lake Charles
  • Rockefeller State Park
  • Alexandria
  • Kisatchie National Forest
  • Biloxi State Wildlife Park
  • Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge
  • Lake Pontchartrain

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