Top 40 things to do in Louisiana

For the majority of tourists, their reason to visit Louisiana is to go to New Orleans and party on the streets or see the famous Mardi Gras parade. This post is designed to show that there are many more things you can do in Louisiana:

  • Walk around News Orleans – French Quarter, Bourbon Street and Canal Street, Jackson Square, Artist stalls
  • Party in Bourbon Street, New Orleans
  • Watch a parade in New Orleans (Mardi Gras – February, Easter – Easter Sunday, St Patrick’s Day – March, Halloween – October, there’s a parade for pretty much every other major holiday in New Orleans)
  • Eat a king cake for Mardi Gras – February
  • Go to Jazz Fest New Orleans (two weekends at the end of April, start of May)
  • Visit the Anglo Prison Rodeo (one weekend in April and every weekend in October)
  • Go to a Tigers Football Game and tailgate
  • Have a drink at Tsunamis rooftop bar in Baton Rouge
  • Visit False river and spend an afternoon at Sandbar
  • Walk around Lafayette
  • Take a boat trip on Lake Pontchartrain
  • Visit Louisiana’s biggest mall, the Mall of Louisiana in Baton Rouge
  • Spend a few hours at one of Louisiana’s historic Plantations
  • Spend a day playing golf – Country Club of Louisiana, The Bluffs Golf Resort, Squire Creek Country Club and TPC Louisiana
  • Buy a Beingnet at Cafe De Monde New Orleans
  • Take a trip to the bayou and go alligator spotting
  • Get a take-away Daiquiri
  • Spend a night listening to live music in Downtown Baton Rouge
  • Go to Superior Grill on a Thursday night for live music and a Margarita
  • Walk around Baton Rouge
  • Spend St Patrick’s Day at Happy’s Baton Rouge
  • Go water skiing at Bennett’s Ski School Zachary
  • Visit the Outlet Malls at Gonzales
  • Spend a Thursday night listening to music outdoors
  • Spend a Friday night at Live after 5
  • Eat hibachi at Tokyo Live in Lafayette
  • Spend St Patrick’s day at Uncle Earl’s outdoor festival
  • Watch a concert or band at L’Auberge casino
  • Visit Pat O’Briens piano bar in New Orleans
  • Watch a sporting event at LSU (Football, Baseball, Gymnastics, Basketball etc)
  • Watch a sporting event at Walk-ons
  • Listen to Jazz music in the street in New Orleans
  • Drink a Hurricane on Bourbon Street
  • Visit the Rum house and the other side of New Orleans
  • Go deep sea fishing in Grand Isle
  • Spend a weekend in Lafayette at Festival International (April)
  • Eat Cajun food (different spices)
  • Go to a crawfish boil
  • Eat lunch or dinner at Canes
  • Watch a sporting event at the Staples Centre