From outdoor adventures and culinary experiences to cultured cities and picturesque towns, there’s never a shortage of things to do in Louisiana. 


Central Louisiana is affectionately called Cenla!  There is much to explore, from outdoor adventures to family fun to local dining experiences!

The many communities and municipalities of central Louisiana prove there is an appealing aspect of the region for everyone. Families, retirees, and businesspeople all love to call this area home for its arts and culture, outdoor recreation, and much more.  Also recognizing the region’s appeal, Forbes magazine selected Alexandria—the parish seat of Rapides Parish—as one of the top three places to retire in America. Alexandria was highlighted for its low cost of living and low tax burden, with the city’s warm climate and excellent air quality also playing into the selection.


As the capital city of Louisiana, Baton Rouge is the heart and soul of the state’s eclectic culture.

With over 300 years of history, Baton Rouge has a colorful story to tell, which can be tasted through culinary offerings, seen through the picturesque views of the Mississippi River and historical landmarks, and experienced through the vibrant arts and culture scene.

In the “Red Stick,” every day is worth celebrating!


Cozy up to live music, seasonal cuisine, and a packed festival calendar. New Orleans is offbeat, unusual, loud and proud – all part of the gumbo that has simmered for 300 years. 

NOLA is the only large city in the USA founded by the French; that culture lives on.  The Big Easy is the birthplace of jazz and a catalyst for reviving the global French-speaking community.


Hammond offers an assortment of unique attractions, delicious cuisine, and southern hospitality.

Located in southeast Louisiana between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Tangipahoa Parish is home to the Strawberry Capital of the World and the premier destination for thriving annual festivals. Whether you’re looking to visit historical museums, grab a bite to eat at one of several excellent restaurants or attend an exciting local event, there’s always something to do in Tangipahoa Parish!


Welcome to a place with enough flavor, style, and soul for two cities – Shreveport-Bossier, Louisiana.

From mouthwatering cuisine to thrilling experiences and riverfront gaming and entertainment, Shreveport-Bossier has a cultural blend you won’t find anywhere else. A little bit this, a little bit that and you’ll find a whole lotta yourself.


Just 55 miles from New Orleans, Louisiana’s Bayou Country contains over 2500 sq. miles of mysterious swamps and vast wetlands.

Terrebonne Parish offers unique attractions and delicious dining that’s influenced by Cajun culture and hospitality. Experience all the exotic, mysterious, and flavorful excitement that’s found only in Louisiana’s Bayou Country.

Discover a colorful lifestyle, lively music, unique dialect, world-famous cooking, rich history, heritage and hospitality.


Lake Charles, Louisiana is a blend of contrasts that magically works together in total harmony.

A Cajun personality with a Texas flair. A love for big-city entertainment and a relished joy of nature. Bold and outspoken, yet equally laid-back and homey. Stylish and carefree — a little black dress paired with flip-flops.

Lake Charles is the best of Louisiana, infused into something irresistible.


Nestled on the banks of the Ouachita River and Bayou Desiard, Monroe-West Monroe has everything you need for an unforgettable North Louisiana lifestyle.

Browse the largest shopping mall in North Louisiana and treasure hunt in Antique Alley. Dine at more than 100 locally owned restaurants that serve everything from catfish and po’boys to enchiladas and sushi. Hike breathtaking nature trails, sip a pint of craft beer, and sample the wines of a local vineyard. There is no end to all the adventures you will have here.