A trip to Louisiana promises far more than the average vacation. Visitors dive into experiences that are complex yet enticing; foreign yet familiar.

The state boasts more than 400 festivals each year. If it walks, crawls, swims or flies, Louisiana will honor it with a festival before tossing it in a gumbo pot. From shrimp and strawberries to frogs and po’boys, spectators are sure to be dazzled by the endless array of festival themes.

If your ideal sport includes a club in your hands, Louisiana’s greens are the place to be. Our Audubon Golf Trail is a collection of 12 world-class courses throughout the state, including courses designed by Hal Sutton, David Toms and Pete Dye. Dye’s creation, the TPC Louisiana, hosts the Zurich Classic in New Orleans which is Louisiana’s only PGA Tour event. For more information on golfing Louisiana style, visit www.AudubonGolf.com.

One of the best ways to explore Louisiana is by water. You’ll find beautiful rivers, bayous, lakes, reservoirs, ponds and marshes scattered throughout the state. Whether paddling a canoe, kayak or pirogue, these waterways afford excellent opportunities to explore our lush liquid landscapes. We invite you to discover the many pleasures of paddling through Louisiana. For more detailed information on the many routes available for exploration, visit www.LouisianaPaddle.com.

Discover Atchafalaya National Heritage Area, often referred to as “America’s foreign country.” It is an intricate system of bottom
land hardwood forests, cypress swamps, bayous, rivers, lakes and marshes. Home to more than 85 species of fish, 200 species of birds, alligators, black bears and other wildlife, Louisiana is a nature lover’s paradise. For more information on Atchafalaya National Heritage area, visit www.Atchafalaya.org.

It is important to note that here, music takes center stage. The state is home to a rich musical heritage that permeates every aspect of the culture. No matter where your trip takes you, expect it to come with a soundtrack. Fans of jazz, blues, zydeco, Cajun and country music all flock to the state to see what Louisiana does best. Some of the world’s most talented musicians can be found here from elegant concert halls to the local Cajun joint.

And in Louisiana, even our eating is an event…
A meal in Louisiana is not simply nourishment but an affectionate nod to history and family. For generations, Louisianians have blended ingredients of French, Spanish, Native American, African, Caribbean and Acadian cultures—seasoned with Italian, German, Irish, Asian, Hungarian and Middle Eastern influences—to create Cajun and Creole cuisine.

There are vacations and then there is discovery—discovery of new experiences and discovery of our selves.

Come pick your passion in Louisiana.
To start planning your trip to Louisiana visit www.LouisianaTravel.com.
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