Most Louisiana hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.
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One of New Orleans’ oldest neighborhoods is popular for an ecclectic blend of romantic history, stunning architecture, jazz and black arts.
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This historic area was named to remember the plantation lands upon which the city was built.
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The abundant dining options and colorful gardens are top of the list for many visitors to Uptown Historic District. A stop by Magazine Street or Audubon Park might round out your trip.
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As a onetime French colony, Louisiana has intermixed its European influence with indigenous roots to create a unique culture, language and atmosphere.
You’ll hear locals calling New Orleans “Nahlins” in a long, slow drawl. Listening to the mixture of southern accents is part of the fun of the visit to Louisiana. Food follows the accent. Enjoy French beignets, deep-fried pastries dusted with sugar, Cajun blackened catfish and Creole jambalaya, made with meat, seafood, rice and enticing spices.
Walk around New Orleans to see the different quarters. Some parts of the city are below sea level, protected from flooding by levees. Notice remnants of the damage in 2005 as waters were swept from Lake Pontchartrain by Hurricane Katrina.
Plan your visit to participate in Mardi Gras in February. Grab some colorful beads and a few bits of costume clothing and join in as multiple krewes put on parades winding through the streets of the French Quarter.
You’re bound to hear a rousing rendition of the city’s favorite song, When the Saints Go Marching In. New Orleans is one of the jazz capitals of the world, the home of Louis Armstrong and Harry Connick, Jr. Attend the Jazz & Heritage Festival in April/May.
At the Superdome watch the NFL football New Orleans Saints, winners of the 2009 Super Bowl. Enjoy the game, the very warm weather and a po-boy sandwich at the stadium.
See historic architecture at the state capital of Baton Rouge along the Mississippi River or stroll across the campus of Louisiana State University to watch great college football.
Go to Shreveport, near the borders of Texas and Arkansas, to enjoy golf, boating, fishing and casino gambling. Visit the Water Works Museum, the 8th Air Force Museum and the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum.
Cajun Riviera, Grande Isle and the shores of Lake Charles offer beach activities. For a laid-back vacation, Louisiana offers both southern charm and seasonal excitement.
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History buffs will enjoy checking out Baton Rouge vacation packages to tour the Louisiana State Capitol and famous museums. Vacation packages in Bossier City are perfect for those who want to win big at casinos and also visit nearby Shreveport.
There are several Louisiana vacation spots full of fun activities and entertainment for the whole family. During a weekend in New Orleans, kids will love spotting wildlife on a swamp tour or taste-testing their way through beignets in the French Quarter. In Baton Rouge, don’t miss the Blue Bayou Water Park or the Botanical Gardens. No matter where you visit, Expedia has some of the best family hotels & resorts in Louisiana for every budget. Check out Expedia’s Louisiana family vacation packages for more inspiration. You’ll explore the best options for where to stay and which flights and car rentals in Louisiana to choose.
Louisiana’s bayous cover millions of acres, so exploring one (or a few) is a must for your Louisiana vacation. Just outside of Lafayette is the Cypress Island Preserve, which features swamps, forests, and walking trails. Choose from several swamp tours with your New Orleans vacation package. Our packages bundle hotel rooms with flights or car rentals for even more savings. Travel 40 minutes outside of the Big Easy to tour Honey Island Swamp, where visitors take boat tours or canoes under the Cypress trees in hopes of seeing a gator or two. Book a Louisiana bayou vacation package with Expedia to see the best of bayou country while saving money and getting rewards back.
With more than 3,000 miles of shoreline and numerous water bodies, it’s no wonder Louisiana’s nickname is “Sportsman’s Paradise.” Fish for bass in the Red River or at Caddo Lake, or catch catfish at Lake D’Arbonne. For saltwater fishing, book one of our deals on fishing hotels & resorts in Louisiana in areas closer to the Gulf, where you could catch snapper, mackerel, and swordfish. Just don’t forget to purchase a license before you go fishing in Louisiana. Bundle that with a car rental or flight, and you’ve got yourself the perfect Louisiana fishing vacation package for an excellent price.