Louisiana State Travel Guide

North America

According to abbreviationfinder, Louisiana is located in the southern United States, between Texas (west), Mississippi (east), Arkansas (north) and the Gulf of Mexico (south). The state is divided into five regions, namely Greater New Orleans, Plantation Country, Cajun Country, Crossroads, and Sportsman’s Paradise.

The state has a sub-tropical climate, with hot, oppressively humid summers and mild winters. The following applies: the further inland, the less precipitation falls. The summer months are characterized by temperatures of around 30 degrees Celsius, while the winters keep the mercury at an average of 10 degrees Celsius. Summer and fall are the seasons for hurricanes and tropical storms. Spring is ideally suited to travel to this beautiful state.

Flora in fauna

The Pelican State is mostly flat, with a densely forested territory that slopes down towards the sea. The state mainly has coniferous trees, in the south often overgrown with the characteristic rampant Spanish moss. Louisiana’s variety of wildlife is home to a diverse population of animals. With mammals such as red deer, squirrels, rabbits and bears, but also birds such as partridges, turkeys and various duck species. Many species of fish live on the coast and in the rivers; there are also five species of endangered turtles.

Main cities

According to countryaah, the state capital of Louisiana is Baton Rouge, but by far the largest and most famous city is New Orleans (PHOTO ABOVE). In addition, Shreveport and Lafayette also deserve a mention. Incidentally, as far as municipalities are concerned, ‘Counties’ are not mentioned, but ‘Parishes’.

New Orleans

In the US state of Louisiana, you can visit New Orleans. This city is also sometimes called Big Easy. The atmosphere is very relaxed and because of the music and the food it is always a party. New Orleans was once a French colony, which can still be seen in the French Quarter, which is now one of the most interesting parts of the city. Here you will find fantastic cafes, restaurants and entertainment venues with live music. Not only in the evening, but also during the day it is bustling. You will probably still see people partying even in the early morning.

It may sound strange, but the cemeteries are also a special place to go. There are some statues and architecture that are quite special. It was not possible to be buried underground because of the high sea level. You will absolutely enjoy the food in the city, because people live to cook. There are different cultures in the kitchens here and often spicy. Try Gumbo and Jambalaya during your visit as they are the basic dishes. Rent a car to enjoy the great nature in the area. For example, travel along the shores of Lake Pontchartrain to the Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge.

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

The city of New Orleans is located in the American state of Louisiana. Also called the Big Easy, because the atmosphere is very cozy and relaxed. The city gives off a constant vibe of a big party, mainly because of the food and music. The French Quarter still has a taste of the Mediterranean culture of the French. This is without a doubt one of the most amazing places in town. During the day there is more than enough to see, but at night the city really awakens.

Rent a car and visit a number of places of interest during your stay. Then don’t forget to admire the most famous street in the city, Bourbon Street. In addition to partying, the cemeteries are also a major attraction in New Orleans. People used to be buried above the ground, which is why there are beautiful sculptures and tombstones to be found. An important thing for the residents is that they can eat well. There are a number of dishes that you must try. Jambalaya and Gumbo are highly recommended.


Louisiana has no official National Parks, but has a unique coastline with many bayou’s, islands and swamps. The southeast of the state seems to float on the water in that regard.

Cane River Creole National Historical Park, Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, and Poverty Point National Monument, among others, feature a variety of historical material as well as stunning scenery. The Cajun Wetlands , west of New Orleans, are also more than worth a visit.


North of New Orleans are a number of beautiful plantations that hark back to the days when sugar and cotton reigned in the South. Among others, the Destrehan Plantation, known from ‘Interview With The Vampire’, the Laura Creole Plantation and Oak Alley Plantation (PHOTO BELOW) ask to be photographed.

Although only the slave quarters remain of the LaBranche Plantation, it boasts a lurid local attraction; Hitler’s horse ‘Nordlicht’ is buried here.