Souvenirs from Louisiana
Whether you prefer fun family holidays which will sweep your children's off their feet or would like an ultimate grown-up entertainment break with exciting casinos and a busy nightlife, Louisiana offers a wide range of options for all budgets, tastes and time frames. Don't forget there are plenty of unconventional festivals to choose from in the state's vibrant cities. Louisiana's Mardi Gras for example offers unforgettable days of amazing street parades and parties you will definitely want to capture on camera and remember. For those who are forever young at heart, Louisiana is rightfully called the 'Festival Capital of United States' and there are officially over 400 festivals every year across the state. Indulge in Ponchatoula's Strawberry Festival, the Contraband Days Pirate Festival in Lake Charles and even unconventional theme festivals such as the Tomato Festival and Catfish Festival in Chalmette and Washington. And don't forget to keep Louisiana's spirit alive with lovely fridge magnets, keychains, souvenir plates and T-shirt, available now online.
Louisiana, the Total Outdoor Adventure
Adventurous hiking, brave boating, amazing fishing and bird-watching or good old biking: whatever your pick, there is plenty of space in Louisiana's huge state parks of breathtaking beauty. It is a natural paradise which never ceases to amaze and a perfect spot for exploring the rivers and lakes in their utter splendour. About 20 percent of the entire area of the state is covered by waters, from the stunning marshy parts in the Southern part of the New Orleans to the Atchafalaya Basin. Even riding a boat in Louisiana is a real adventure. Sailing on the endless Lake Pontchartrain and Amite River near Baton Rouge or water-skiing on lakes which have been specially re-shaped for water sports in more than 20 Louisiana parks is as adventurous as it can get. Moreover, Toledo Bend Reservoir is ideal for tourists due to its unbeatable rental options.
The Memories of the Civil War
For a glimpse into the fascinating history of Louisiana, try the Confederate Memorial Hall Museum also the oldest museum in the state and the second biggest source of Civil War records across the USA. Featuring from vintage guns to military uniforms dating back to the days of the Confederation, the collections also include items which once belonged to iconic President Jefferson Davis and military leaders from the Southern states. With more than 10 historical houses and one of the largest gardens in Louisiana, the Rosedown Plantation from St. Francisville in Southern Louisiana was created in the 19th century as a private estate and soon became a splendid garden. Apart from being visually outstanding, all of Louisiana's landmarks are brilliantly accompanied by gorgeous local dishes and amazing tunes and rhythms which will simply take you heart away.
Louisiana Coastline, a Friendly Holiday Destination
Hidden gulf beaches, breathtaking landscapes and marshy sceneries are all popular among local fishermen and Louisiana's Outback is a natural heaven which spreads along the Mexico Gulf. Nevertheless the state's coastline is in itself an amazing journey through swampy lands, marshy-looking horizons and unforgettable historical venues which manage to keep the old Louisiana spirit intact. More than 20 wildlife refuges and friendly state parks offer a unique combination of exploring the local history, engaging into outdoor challenges and letting yourself entertained by local music during starry nights and days of challenges. Paddle along clear waters, swim in the False River towards curvy bays, patiently bird watch and even be brave enough to stand still and spot some alligators: Louisiana's waters are full of adventures.