Louisiana has a rich and diverse history that stretches back centuries. The French established the first permanent settlement, Fort Maurepas, in 1699, and Louisiana became a French colony. In 1803, the United States acquired the territory through the Louisiana Purchase. Today, Louisiana offers a vibrant and diverse array of activities for visitors. The city of New Orleans is renowned for its lively music scene, vibrant festivals, and delicious cuisine.
Louisiana is also home to stunning natural beauty, including the bayous and swamps of the Atchafalaya Basin and the picturesque plantations along the Mississippi River. Outdoor enthusiasts can go fishing, boating, or birdwatching in the abundant wetlands. Additionally, the state boasts several museums and cultural landmarks that showcase its fascinating history, such as the National WWII Museum and the Louisiana State Capitol.
Explore all of our unique itineraries and lists of popular things to do while in Louisiana to help plan for your trip to The Bayou State.