Day trips in Louisiana

Louisiana day trips

Louisiana has some of the country’s most fascinating history and ecology. Why not take a day trip with your partner, get out there and explore some of the amazing sights our state has to offer. Here are our top three picks for day trips in Louisiana.

The Evangeline Oak

Immortalized by Longfellow, this massive, beautiful old tree lives in Saint Martinville, and is an amazing sight in and of itself. The history surrounding it and the town, and the power of its symbolism, are amazing.

Lake Charles

Recently named one of the best places to retire in Louisiana, this town features a superb casino, and a unique annual food and wine festival called Rouge et Blanc.

Swamp tours

Lafayette and the Atchafalaya basin are “ground zero” for some of the state’s best swamp tours, See our amazing waterways and wildlife, and you will never think of a swamp the same way again. 

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