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Visiting Louisiana

To borrow a word from New Orleans’ most celebrated chef: Bam! In Louisiana, your senses run smack into the jazzy sounds and sweet smells of the bayou. If you can tear yourself away from the tables—piled with gumbo, crawfish, and beignets—you’ll discover a remarkably resilient place and people. Be sure to spend plenty of time in New Orleans - the Big Easy is loaded with things to do, from the storied streets and squares of the French Quarter to the bars of Bourbon Street to family-friendly places like the Audubon Zoo. Outside of the city you’ll find a state packed with fascinating history in places like the Laura Plantation, and natural, other-worldly landscapes like the Honey Island Swamp.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and ... Read More
To borrow a word from New Orleans’ most celebrated chef: Bam! In Louisiana, your senses run smack into the jazzy sounds and sweet smells of the bayou. If you can tear yourself away from the tables—piled with gumbo, crawfish, and beignets—you’ll discover a remarkably resilient place and people. Be sure to spend plenty of time in New Orleans - the Big Easy is loaded with things to do, from the storied streets and squares of the French Quarter to the bars of Bourbon Street to family-friendly places like the Audubon Zoo. Outside of the city you’ll find a state packed with fascinating history in places like the Laura Plantation, and natural, other-worldly landscapes like the Honey Island Swamp.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do, browse amazing photos ; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

Stories and Tips Louisiana

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Where to Eat and Shop during the Literary Festival

Written by Amber Autumn on 20 Mar, 2011

Participating restaurants and businesses have special discounts to audiences of the Jane Austen Literary Festival in March, especially if you happen to be in Regency period style clothing. Ladies, gather your plain gowns with lace accents and sheer shawl. Men, don't forget…Read More


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Carnival Time in Slidell

Written by Amber Autumn on 02 Mar, 2011

Being so close to New Orleans, Slidell was caught by the Mardi Gras fever. Slidell, surprisingly, has five of its own unique krewes: Perseus, Mona Lisa and Moon Pie, Titans, Dionysus, and Selene. Besides these major parades, there was the Krewe of…Read More


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My Top 18 Things to See and Do

Written by Amber Autumn on 02 Mar, 2011

There's so many things to see and do in New Orleans. So, what to do first? I created my own list of things to help make any trip to New Orleans the most memorable. 1. Take a tour of the cemteries,…Read More


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The French Quarter - Plenty To See & Do

Written by MilwVon on 14 Feb, 2011

Whether your time in New Orleans' French Quarter is during the daytime or after nightfall, there is plenty to see and do. During our weekend getaway, we enjoyed spending time out and about taking in the vibe of the city.Our timeshare resort was on…Read More


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My favorite things, y'all.

Written by callen60 on 09 Jan, 2011

I love New Orleans. On this latest visit, I realized that, outside of Washington, DC, I’ve visited NOLA more than any other American city (outside of those I’ve lived in). Five years after Katrina, my affection and admiration for this city’s (and this region’s) residents…Read More


October in New Orleans

Written by Amber Autumn on 13 Oct, 2010

If you decide to visit New Orleans in October, you'll find that there's a lot to do, and in so little of time. Throughout the month of October, I recommend going to the French Market along Decatur Street and South Peters.…Read More


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Three Parishes in Two Hours

Written by Amber Autumn on 27 Sep, 2010

Most of the casino-goers had all attended the last casino trip (about six months ago) to Cypress Bayou Casino/ Shorty's, and were busy sharing their experiences and memories as we left Chalmette on our rented Star Coach motorcoach. I had been unable to…Read More


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Who Dat Nation

Written by Amber Autumn on 30 Aug, 2010

"Who Dat". It's the two words since 2009 that united and inspired everyone within the city of New Orleans and those on the Gulf Coast to believe in the Saints Football Team. The Saints are the Champions of Super Bowl XLIV…Read More


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Getting to the Mountains from Southeast Louisiana

Written by Chris & Carinne on 23 Jul, 2010

I have been on a quest to find the perfect mountain hiking area for extended weekends ever since I moved to Baton Rouge about a year ago. Trips to quality mountains used to take days to make from my former home in Philadelphia, but now,…Read More


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Shreveport's Mardi Gras Celebrations

Written by Melody Schubert, USA Travel Magazine on 15 Feb, 2010

Shreveport's Mardi Gras celebration is a fun event for families. Starting in January there are numerous festivals and parades to join, and plenty of beads to catch along the way!Since this was our first visit to Mardi Gras, we were not sure what to expect.…Read More


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