The Ultimate Louisiana Travel Guide
Louisiana: World famous for its Mardi Gras celebrations, Louisiana should be there in everyone’s bucket list! Captivating New Orleans city, jazz music, Cajun cuisine, boat rides, and so much more. Here is my Louisiana travel guide outlining major Louisiana attractions!
To make it easy for you to navigate the content, I have organized my Louisiana travel guide into two sections. (1) A brief introduction to Louisiana, a little history, some geography, commute, and weather. (2) Major Louisiana attractions, if you wish, you can skip the introduction and move on to the next section, Louisiana Attractions.
History: Louisiana was initially colonized by the French during the 18th century. It became U.S. territory as part of the historic Louisiana Purchase in 1803 and was finally admitted to the union in 1812. Louisiana got its name from the king of France, Louis XIV (1643 – 1715). The state got its nickname, the Pelican State, because of the abundance of Brown Pelicans found along the coast of Louisiana. The state is popular for its Mardi Gras celebration, a carnival event brought by the French, celebrated just before the beginning of Lent. It’s an extravagant festival, with parades, music, parties, food, street dances, and famous costumes and face-masks, drawing people from all over the world.
Geography: Arkansas borders Louisiana on the north, Mississippi on the east, and Texas on the west. Louisiana’s geographic landscape is quite diverse, with salt marshland along the Gulf of Mexico coastline, to the vast coastal plain along with few rolling hills.
Flight: Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) and Shreveport Airport (SHV) are the major airports in Louisiana, with MSY being the busiest and economical.
Drive: If you live in any of the neighboring states, you could drive to Louisiana.
Train: Amtrak offers two rail service (1) City of New Orleans connecting – Chicago, Memphis, and New Orleans (2) Crescent connecting – New York, Atlanta, and New Orleans.