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With an interesting mixture of rural and city life; Monroe is a thriving area that pays homage to its more rustic roots. The city is an important business center for Louisiana, and boasts many busy and modern streets full of office blocks. It also has plenty of family-friendly attractions, and you'll find lots of outdoor spots such as pretty parks where you can enjoy the warm Louisiana sunshine.

Things to see

The modern and stylish Pecanland Mall has high glass ceilings and plenty of greenery and fountains to create a laid back environment. The land it stands on used to be a pecan farm, and is now home to several large department stores, big brand fashion stores, a cinema, and a large food court where you can refuel on a busy day of shopping. The Ike Hamilton Expo Center is also a popular spot for locals and curious tourists alike, and in this huge arena you'll find livestock shows, horse riding, celebrations, and even special religious services, with plenty of space for RV parking and big events. There are also lots of seasonal events at the Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo, or you can simply wander around and see hundreds of exotic animals up close, with trails running around the park so that you can see a little of everything.

Hotels in Monroe

If you're looking for cheap hotels in Monroe then you have plenty of accommodation options, and the city boasts a wide range of 2 and 3 star properties. For a low nightly rate you can enjoy clean and comfortable rooms, and can enjoy extra amenities such as air conditioning, private bathrooms with complimentary toiletries, cable or satellite television, WiFi access, and daily housekeeping services. The hotels also have plenty of facilities for you to enjoy, and these can include outdoor swimming pools, laundry facilities, 24 hour front desk services, and free tea or coffee in the lobby. Those traveling with children will also be pleased to find many family rooms available, and you can also request rollaway beds or cribs in some hotels.

Where to stay

Downtown Monroe sits on the banks of the Ouachita River, and you'll find many converted industrial buildings that have been gentrified and turned into hip bars and restaurants. It's also the site of the popular River Market where you'll find dozens of stalls selling handmade and artisanal items, as well as tempting food stalls serving hearty southern favorites. The smaller city of West Monroe is famous for its 'Antique Alley', a collection of vintage and antique stores that are piled high with interesting and unique items that make for great souvenirs.

How to get to Monroe

Monroe Regional Airport has regular flights to major airports in Texas and Georgia, allowing you to connect with flights from around the world. From here it's just a 10 minute drive or taxi ride into the center. There are also regular buses downtown during weekdays, with the transfer taking under 20 minutes. Shreveport Regional Airport is just 90 minutes drive away and has direct flights across the USA. From here there are lots of private shuttle services running, and you can book one in advance to ensure you have a spot.