Featured Destination: Louisiana

Awaken Your Senses in the Bayou State

Louisiana is a destination to be seen, heard, smelled, tasted and experienced to its fullest. Folks here say, “Pick your passion.” But, why pick just one? With its eclectic mix of French, Spanish, African and Caribbean heritage, your choice of things to do in Louisiana is endless—from cuisine to culture and history to the great outdoors. Check out top attractions in cities like New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Monroe or Shreveport and book your hotel. Louisiana is waiting for you to get your party started.

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More Than Fizzy Soda

As the home of the first Coca-Cola—and surrounded by gator swamps—there’s plenty here to keep you on your toes.

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New Orleans:
An Unforgettable Party

Celebrate the soul, sounds and savoriness that make the Big Easy one of the best cities for your bucket list.

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Things to do in Louisiana

Colorful NOLA

New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz and the epicenter of annual Mardi Gras celebrations. Year-round, if music isn’t spilling out from doors and windows, the scent of gumbo, jambalaya, fried catfish and etoufee probably is. Enjoy the famous French Quarter and its 24/7 scene, but don’t miss all the other great neighborhoods and Louisiana attractions near your hotel—like the World War II Museum, stately mansions in the Garden District, or the Canal Street/Algiers ferry.

Cajun Paradise

To the west of “NOLA” are the swamps of bayou country and Acadiana, where French Canadian refugees emigrated more than 250 years ago. Intermarrying over time, the descendants became known as Cajun. They’ve long since developed their own style of music, cuisine and culture—unique and delicious enough to entice millions of visitors to Lafayette and Lake Charles each year.

Mighty Monroe

You can even head to Black Bayou Lake near Monroe—when you feel like catching your dinner. Catfish, largemouth bass and crappie are all local residents. So was Joseph Biederharn, the first businessman to bottle and sell Coca-Cola beyond the soda fountain. He also later founded Delta Air Lines—as a crop-dusting business.

Louisiana Hotels

Wherever your interests take you throughout Louisiana, hotels are easy to book and the locals are easy-going—and nearly always ready to eat, enjoy great music or cheer on their beloved university teams. Spend some time here and you’ll soon learn another favorite saying around these parts, “laissez les bon temps roulette”—“let the good times roll.”