Louisiana is an exotic mix of nations and cultures and has one of the most colourful histories of any US state. World-class music and fabulous food - a mix of French, African, Spanish and Acadian combine to create a sensory overload.
With more than 600 fairs and festivals a year there's always something to do and for those that love the great outdoors, there's the coastal marshes, bayous and rolling to discover.
Top itineraries in Louisiana
When it comes to American music, all roads lead to the Deep South. This fly-drive celebrates the very best of the region's musical heritage, from soulful blues and brassy jazz to riverboat calliopes and gospel choirs.
Discover a rich and innovative culture, history and heritage on this 15-day self-drive tour of the Deep South states of Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.
This nine-day self-drive begins with three days in lively New Orleans - the birthplace of jazz - before heading west along the Great River Road to Baton Rouge, Natchez and Cajun Country where you'll find grand plantation houses and delicious Southern food.
Top places to stay in Louisiana
It’s been said that the French Quarter begins in the lobby of this venerable old New Orleans Hotel while the hotel’s revolving carousel sums up the city’s fun-loving spirit.
Celebrating everything that New Orleans stands for with nationally acclaimed food, stylised interiors and its very own jazz bar, this hotel is an excellent choice in a central location.
This grand antebellum mansion provides bed and breakfast accommodation in individual cottages that line an alley of ancient oak trees.
Where to go in Louisiana
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