Popular Accommodations in Louisiana
Highlights in Louisiana
- Ship trip on the Mississippi River
- Sightseeing in New Orleans
- The most varied cuisine in the USA
- Bathing fun in the Gulf of Mexico
Most popular in Louisiana
Holiday homes in Louisiana
The US state of Louisiana is characterized by breathtaking nature as well as by the colonial culture of the past centuries. So it's hardly surprising that when you're looking for a holiday home or apartment, you'll find it in the metropolis of New Orleans, where you can choose to settle right on the Mississippi or in the historic French Quarter. Lafayette in the picturesque Cajun Country, in the traditional Natchitoches, in Shreveport in the north and in the lively state capital Baton Rouge has a similarly large offer.
Vacation in Louisiana
Travelers and Activities
Louisiana's special flair results from its eventful cultural history, which is even more colourful than in the rest of the USA due to French, Spanish, English, Creole and African influences. So you have the choice of visiting the jazz metropolis of New Orleans, touring sophisticated plantations such as Oak Alley or immersing yourself in Native Creole history at Vermilion Living History & Folklife Park. For those who like it a little more adventurous, the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area with the largest river swamp area in the USA is the place to go, bathe in the Gulf of Mexico or visit the Louisiana State Museum.
Things to know
The optimal travel time for the state of Louisiana is generally between April and October. The south coast in particular offers ideal bathing conditions thanks to numerous hours of sunshine. If you want to escape the sultry heat of summer, you can book your holiday home in Louisiana for the months of November, February and March, especially as the thermometer often scratches the 18-degree mark even in the cooler months of the year.
English has only been the official language of Louisiana since 1916.
Top 3 travel tips
The different cultures have of course also left their culinary influences behind. The Cajun cuisine is particularly worth trying. Also friends of seafood get their money's worth thanks to fresh oysters, piquantly prepared lobster and numerous crayfish specialities.2. Explore historic New Orleans
When Louisiana is mentioned, most people rightly think of New Orleans. No wonder, as the city has a lot to offer with the French Quarter, the rustic trams, the St. Louis Cathedral and the National World War II Museum.3. Paddle-steamer trip on the Mississippi
Mark Twain already described the Mississippi as a stream of longing. So what could be more stylish on a holiday in Louisiana than a trip on an ancient wooden river steamer? So get on board and enjoy the ride with jazz music on the sun deck.