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Louisiana Vacation Rentals: An Introduction
Located in the southern region of the US, Louisiana is famous for its unique history, music, diverse culture, seafood empires, vast wetlands and more. Today, it offers a wide range of activities and attractions including museums, shopping centers, romantic destinations, cruises, family-oriented attractions, outdoor recreational activities, sporting events and festivals that are sure to make visitors fall in love with the state.
Some of the cities in Louisiana where you can rent a vacation home would include Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Mandeville, Monroe, Natchitoches, New Orleans and Shreveport. You can also look into staying at a New Orleans vacation rental to be in the center of plenty of action. If you want to have a golf holiday, you can rent a Toledo Bend lake rental to be near some Toledo Bend lake resorts. Whatever you are planning for your holiday, you are sure to find a Louisiana vacation home from our listings.
Louisiana Vacation Rentals: Reasons to Visit the Pelican State
Louisiana has its share of interesting and unique tourist spots for visitors. You can start with Avery Island which is an eight-mile deep salt dome where the McIlhenny Tabasco Factory can be found. It also has a wildlife sanctuary and a massive subtropical jungle flora where you can find a large number of wildlife species. If you want to explore Avery Island, a good place to stay in would be a Louisiana vacation home rental nearby.
You can also visit Sicily Island Hills, which features dense forests, unusually steep hills and the tallest waterfall in the state, Rock Falls. Here, you can do some fishing and hunting, although you would need to secure the appropriate license first. If you are looking for outdoor recreation at its best in Louisiana, be sure to stay at Louisiana vacation home near the Mississippi River to be conveniently located nearby.
Another world-famous destination in the state would be New Orleans French Quarter, which attracts thousands of visitors especially during Mardi Gras. It features great restaurants, spectacular architecture and interesting people. If you are staying at one of the vacation homes in New Orleans, make sure to visit this destination.
Natchitoches, Louisiana's oldest town, is also a popular stop for travelers. If you are renting a vacation home in north central Louisiana, you may want to pass by to see architecture which is reminiscent of the French Quarter found in its Historic District right in front of Cane River Lake.
For wholesome family entertainment, you can head to the Wildlife Gardens in Gibson, which offers nature trails and shady paths where the whole family can see different animal species such as bobcats, ostriches, alligators and peacocks. There are plenty of vacation rentals nearby so be sure to consider them if you would be traveling with your family.
You can also go to the Audubon Nature Institute, which offers the ultimate experience with nature. It has a zoo, an insectarium, aquarium, several parks, an IMAX theater and a golf course so your whole family should find something that would keep them busy. You can plan a Louisiana family holiday by renting a New Orleans vacation rental and visiting this nature institute and some of the other family-friendly attractions in the city.
Some other highly recommended family attractions include the Alexandria Zoological Park, Holiday Light Safari, Folklife Cultural Center, Swamp Gardens and Wildlife Zoo and the Zachary Historic Village
Many restaurants in Louisiana are also known to serve world-class dishes from traditional poboys, etouffee and gumbo to gourmet fare from just about every continent. If you want to have an amazing gastronomical adventure, you could rent a New Orleans vacation home and eat at restaurants such as Bennachin African Restaurant, Two Sisters Kitchen, Lil Dizzy's Cafe, Olivier's Restaurant and Dooky Chase's Restaurant.
New Orleans is also home to the famous Essence Music Festival, which annually celebrates contemporary African American culture and music. This festival is usually attended by different celebrities so it is definitely a great way to spend your vacation in Louisiana. During the festival, plenty of New Orleans vacation homes offer Louisiana vacation deals and Louisiana vacation specials so make sure to take advantage of them by going through the listings we have here.
To add some knowledge-enriching activities into your trip itinerary to Louisiana, you might want to consider visiting some of the museums in the state. You can start with the LSU Museum of Art located in downtown Baton Rouge. It houses a total of 14 galleries, exhibitions and a collection of over 4,500 pieces which includes portraits from the 17th century to the present, Newcomb pottery and crafts, and contemporary Southern paintings and sculpture.
You can also visit the North Louisiana Military Museum, which features over 150 years of military history through a display of artifacts, weapons, vehicles, patches and flags. This is certainly a great museum that you can visit, especially if you are interested to learn more about the different wars and battles that happened in the past. Be sure to drop by if you are staying at a Ruston vacation rental nearby.
Louisiana Vacation Rentals: Top Activities to Enjoy
If you want to have outdoor fun such as fishing, hunting, hiking and boating, there are many destinations which offer facilities and areas for them. These include Chemin-a-Haut State Park, North Toledo Bend State Park, Cypremort Point State Park, Westwego Swamp Adventures, Kisatchie National Forest, Kalorama Nature Preserve, Hodges Gardens and the Global Wildlife Center.
Louisiana Vacation Rentals: Experience Southern Hospitality, Feast on Delicious Food and See Beautiful Attractions
To experience the warmth of Southern hospitality while visiting different types of attractions and enjoying recreational activities, head to any of the cities in Louisiana. Make sure to book a vacation rental that would be conveniently located near some of the attractions and tourist destinations that you want to visit. You can start your search for a Louisiana vacation home by browsing the listings we have.