Things to Do in Louisiana for First Time Visitors

Louisiana is one of those places that first-time visitors can go to without any specific plan and still end up having a blast. With tons of iconic landmarks sprinkled in every city, it’s difficult to head out there and not catch a glimpse of American history. 

Things to Do in Louisiana for First Time Visitors

With such a rich past, the culture of Louisiana has grown to create a unique atmosphere that can’t be found anywhere else. Every local knows that when a first-time visitor asks what they should do around here, the answer’s not going to be short. Here are some of the things you can’t miss out on in Louisiana.

6 Things to Do in Louisiana 

Walk Around New Orleans’ Royal Street

If you’re looking for an area to take memorable photos at,  then Royal Street is definitely the place for you. Exploring Louisiana’s architecture, culture, and cuisine is made extremely easy by walking through a street filled with the finest buildings, art, and restaurants around. Royal Street is almost like a concentrated dose of the Louisiana experience so visiting it when you don’t have much time to spare is strongly recommended.

Eat a Lot of Food

There’s a reason why restaurants all over the world title their food as  Louisiana Style before the names of their best dishes. That’s because of how superb the culinary experience is around here. Whether it’s soul food or the hot sauce on top of it, you know that if you’re in Louisiana, you’re going to be eating well throughout your stay. 

Visit the Capital City

While visiting New Orleans is highly recommended, visiting the capital city Baton Rouge is an absolute must, especially if you’re taking this trip along with your family. Whether it’s visiting museums or exploring the rich American history, you’ll find that most Baton Rouge activities are well suited for families. When you’ve had your fill of learning about history, you’ll want to have some fun at some of the zoos and waterparks that make Baton Rouge a popular place for families to visit.

Visit the National WWII Museum

Previously known as the D-Day Museum, the National WWII Museum gives its visitors a fully immersive experience of how it was like during the second world war. It’s one of the most iconic museums in the great city of New Orleans. It is most definitely worth taking a few hours to explore.

Visit the Tiger Stadium

With the NFL season right around the corner, what’s better for reviving your love of football other than visiting one of the most popular stadiums. The best part is that after you check the stadium out, you’ll find tons of sports bars and restaurants nearby, where you can share your love of the sport with some of the locals.

Explore the Nightlife

Visiting any new place for the first time means that you must check out the nightlife around the city. With Louisiana being one of the states known for its love for the blues, you have to try to catch a live performance at a local bar/restaurant.

One of the best things about the state of Louisiana is that there’s always something there to do for everyone. It’s great for families, couples, or just solo travelers. If you’re planning on visiting it for the first time, you might want to make it a lengthy trip, as there’s going to be a lot to see.

About Marina Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of TravelExperta.com, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 20+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

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