Let’s go to Louisiana!
What is there to see in Louisiana? We’ve compiled a list of some of the most exciting things to see and experience while you’re staying in this historic southern state. From the tomb of a voodoo queen to a historic bed-and-breakfast you can camp your RV at, there’s so much to explore and experience in this amazing state that you’ll be happy you decided to visit.
If you’ve never been to New Orleans, then you’re in for an unforgettable experience. It’s a city that has brought its history and mystery right into the 21st century with it. Walking down the streets is like stepping into the past, where ghosts walk beside you and memories come alive around you.
No matter what neighborhood you visit, you’ll be greeted with sights, sounds, and smells to tantalize your senses. Music will seem to hang in the air wherever you go, and eateries will crop up that you won’t want to miss – no matter how much you’ve already eaten. There are more than enough sports, cultural arts, family activities, and music to enjoy. If you’re taking a trip to Louisiana, do yourself a favor and visit New Orleans.
Acres upon acres of natural habitat in the city
While you’re in New Orleans, don’t miss the Audubon Nature Institute. The institute boasts a zoo with nearly 60 acres of land with themed exhibits that are home to more than 2,000 animals. While there are more than enough animals to see, visitors love flocking to the white alligator, with its blue eyes, or the Komodo dragon, which can kill its prey with the tiniest bite. While the animals sure are interesting, the institute also has an aquarium and an insectarium for the entire family to enjoy. There’s no way you can experience it all in a single day, so if you’re an animal lover, plan to stay for a while.
Not your typical hairdresser
We’re talking about Marie Laveau, who was a force to be reckoned with in her time. People of every color and social status would visit Marie for charms or her special form of voodoo. She was believed to be the most powerful voodoo priestess of her time – maybe ever – in New Orleans.
Whether you visit the St. Louis Cemetery to see the possible final resting place of Marie or you go there just to see the beauty of the cemetery, be sure not to write on her tomb in hopes she will grant your wishes, as many tourists do. Defacing the tomb is frowned upon and will warrant a hefty fine. But if you do stop by and wish hard, Marie may hear you from beyond the grave and grant your request.
An RV park to bet on
Red Shoes RV Park and Chalets at the Coushatta Casino Resort in Kinder has everything you could ever want in an RV park. There’s a huge casino to enjoy, child care so you can spend some adult time with your partner, venues for music, a dog park for your furry friend, restaurants galore, swimming pools to beat the heat, a golf course, a fitness center, massages, and a host of sports and recreational activities. If you’re looking for a resort RV park, you won’t find better than this one.
Camp at the historic Poche Plantation. There are acres of pristine grounds and gardens for you to revel in, cottages to sleep in if you want some timeout of your RV, campsites for all manner of RVs, restaurants so you don’t have to cook, venues for special events such as weddings, great dining on Wednesdays, and seafood and music on Thursdays. While you’re there, take some time to learn about the history of this unusual plantation and the families that called it home before it was transformed into a bed-and-breakfast and RV park. The location of the park is between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, so you’ll have the chance to check out some of the other items on this list while you stay!
Are you looking for more great places to stay and visit on your trip across the U.S.? We have amazing destinations for you to explore as well as great RVing tips for your benefit on our blog! Take a look, and decide where you’ll visit next.