Best Louisiana Weekend Getaways and Day Trips

Top Louisiana Weekend Getaways and Day Trips
This list represents the most popular Louisiana Weekend Getaways and Day Trips. Use this list to plan your next Louisiana vacation. Select a state and/or an activity from the pull-down lists below to find even more top getaway ideas.
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1. Hattiesburg, Mississippi Weekend Getaway
Time was when people might have snickered had you’d told them you were going to Hattiesburg, unless, of course, it was to the University ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Hattiesburg, MS - Day Trips from New Orleans

2. Biloxi, Mississippi Weekend Getaway
No fewer than eight flags have flown over this belle-of-the-ball resort town since its founding in 1699 by French explorer Iberville. ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Biloxi, MS - Day Trips from New Orleans

3. Baton Rouge Weekend Getaway
In 1699 French explorer Iberville named the area Baton Rouge or “red stick’’ for the pole tainted with fish blood that served as the ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Baton Rouge, LA - Day Trips from New Orleans

4. Pass Christian, Long Beach, and Gulfport, Mississippi Weekend Getaway
From breeze-swept white-sand beaches and antebellum Greek Revival and West Indies–style mansions to glitzy casinos, river kayaking ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Gulfport, MS - Day Trips from New Orleans

5. Louisiana Travel Information by Rough Guides Weekend Getaway
Swathed in the romance of pirates, voodoo and Mardi Gras, Louisiana is undeniably special. Its history is barely on nodding terms ...
Published by Rough Guides New Orleans, LA - The Rough Guide to USA

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For many native New Orleanians, Ponchatoula is still one of the most charming small towns anywhere in Louisiana. Unlike some other ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Hammond, LA - Day Trips from New Orleans

7. Raceland, Lockport, Larose, Galliano, Golden Meadow, and Grand Isle Weekend Getaway
Grand Isle, oft-dubbed the “Cajun Bahamas,’’ is a one-time resort enclave and still the most popular barrier island off the coastal ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Grand Isle, LA - Day Trips from New Orleans

8. New Roads Weekend Getaway
“Oh, it’s so pretty here, I can hardly stand it,’’ New Orleanian Judy Appel said while driving down Main Street on her first-ever ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press New Roads, LA - Day Trips from New Orleans

9. Bourbon Street to Birmingham: New Orleans, Mobile, Birmingham Baseball Trip Family Vacation
In the deep South, politics and baseball are serious subjects. Both are played to win. A visit to New Orleans, Mobile, and Birmingham ...
Published by Fodor's Travel Publications New Orleans, LA - Fodor's Baseball Vacations

10. Louisiana Travel Guide by Fodor's Weekend Getaway
This travel guide is a chapter on Louisiana excerpted from the book "Fodor's USA." It covers the entire state of Louisiana region ...
Published by Fodor's Travel Publications Baton Rouge, LA - Fodor's USA

11. Lafayette Weekend Getaway
From swamp tours and lively zydeco music to recreations of Cajun villages, Lafayette offers visitors an unparalleled glimpse into ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Lafayette, LA - Day Trips from New Orleans

12. New Orleans, Louisiana Weekend Getaway
For most visitors, New Orleans means Mardi Gras, the French Quarter, electrifying jazz, and great food. New Orleans is both an old-fashioned ...
Published by Fodor's Travel Publications New Orleans, LA - Fodor's Great American Vacations

13. Donaldson and White Castle Weekend Getaway
In 1806 an enterprising Englishman named William Donaldson bought a tract of land fronting the Mississippi River for $12,000. Soon ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press White Castle, LA - Day Trips from New Orleans

14. Lutcher, Convent, and Burnside Weekend Getaway
Long before Louisiana was even a glint in the eye of France, Native Americans referred to St. James Parish as “the sleeping place ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Convent, LA - Day Trips from New Orleans

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Arrgh, matey! Welcome to Barataria. Even the name of this place, a French word for fraudulence, illegality or “dishonesty at sea,’’ ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Barataria, LA - Day Trips from New Orleans

16. New Iberia and Saint Martinville Weekend Getaway
Straddling Bayou Teche like a whisper, neighboring New Iberia and St. Martinville are two heads of the same cultural coin. Both were ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press New Iberia, LA - Day Trips from New Orleans

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This may be the closest day trip you can take from the Big Easy. While technically within the city limits, eastern New Orleans—or ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press New Orleans, LA - Day Trips from New Orleans

18. National Parks of Louisiana Weekend Getaway
This chapter is an excerpt from the book "Guide to the National Park Areas: Western States" and contains National Parks, National ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Monroe, LA - Guide to the National Park Areas: Western States

19. Destrehan and Garyville Weekend Getaway
At some point every New Orleanian or visitor to the city pays a visit to Plantation Country—a rural corridor of sugarcane fields, ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Garyville, LA - Day Trips from New Orleans

20. The Amusement Parks of Louisiana Weekend Getaway
This chapter describes these Louisiana Amuement Parks: Carousel Gardens in New Orleans, Dixie Landin' Blue Bayou Waterpark in Baton ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press New Orleans, LA - The Amusement Park Guide

 
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