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Intro to Louisiana hotels and accommodations

No place in the U.S.A. is better known for its music, food, and culture than Louisiana. With such rich history bringing influences from across the globe, the state has developed a strong and unique identity—and even its own language. With New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz; Lafayette, the heartland of Cajun and Creole; and the Bayou country in the west, Louisiana offers visitors a new destination in every direction they look.

Hotels in Louisiana

Hotels in New Orleans' French Quarter are some of the most highly rated places to stay in Louisiana, many in historic or quirky buildings, encapsulating the culture and heritage which visitors love. This is reflected in their price, but there are many small hotels and bed and breakfasts across the state which take advantage of their charming character to provide unique and boutique accommodation at reasonable cost. Resorts are available outside of the cities for private and relaxed getaways, with many offering golf and other outdoor activities. If budget is your top priority, the larger chains are available in towns and cities across the state for reliable, comfortable, and affordable hotels and motels in Louisiana.

Things to see in Louisiana

New Orleans is the most popular tourist destination in Louisiana, brimming with attractions ranging from the U.S.A.’s oldest cathedral, to the world’s only Jazz National Park! The French Quarter is at the hub of the city with round-the-clock food, drink, music, and more, all positioned within a beautiful and historic setting. The state’s fascinating history is kept alive through many historic sites, including former plantations such as the Laura in Vacherie, and the Rosedown in St. Francisville, offering poignant insights into the plantations’ past. The city of Lafayette, known as “The Heart of Acadiana,” proudly remembers its French Acadian settlers, from where today’s distinctive Louisiana Cajun culture and language emerged, with several museums and attractions. In such a diverse destination, there is no better way to immerse yourself in the cultural melting pot than through food. Louisiana Travel’s 8 culinary trails span the entire state, guiding you through a wealth of restaurants with inspiration from across the world; French, Caribbean, Spanish, African, Native American, and many more.

Where to stay in Louisiana

New Orleans is the top vacation destination in Louisiana, ideal for friends looking to experience a thriving nightlife, or for couples wanting to indulge in unique culture, food, and music on the banks of the Mississippi. If planning a family vacation, consider Lake Charles, known as the “festival capital of Louisiana.” It hosts an astonishing 75 festivals every year, including a family-friendly Mardi-Gras, the Louisiana Pirate Festival, and the Cajun Food and Music Festival. Louisiana also offers chances for peace and tranquility. Of its 22 state parks, 17 offer secluded cabins for overnight getaways, including the Bayou Segnette State Park near Westwego, Lake Fausse Pointe near Martinsville, and the North Toledo Bend Reservoir near Shreveport.

How to get to Louisiana

The largest airport in Louisiana is Louis Armstrong New Orleans International (MSY), with flights to all major airline hubs in the U.S.A. By car, Interstate 10 crosses Louisiana through New Orleans and Lafayette. One of the longest routes in the U.S., Interstate 10, goes west through Houston before continuing all the way to Los Angeles. To the east it follows the coast and continues to Jacksonville Florida. By train, Louisiana is on Amtrak’s well known Sunset Limited route, with trains from New Orleans, stopping in 4 other cities in Louisiana, before travelling on to Los Angeles, California.

Louisiana travel guides

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