• Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge

Louisiana Holidays

Whether you’re seeking outdoor adventure surrounded by stunning natural landscape or party time in vibrant cities, Louisiana holidays are full of fun and excitement.

If you’re after a wild and frenetic city full of culture, head to New Orleans during Mardi Gras for the ultimate street party, where you’re bound to have the time of your life. It isn’t just about nature and parties in Louisiana, though. There’s plenty of history to discover in the state too. History buffs will find a visit to one of Louisiana’s many ancient plantations, such as the Frogmore Cotton Plantation, fascinating. 

The mesmerising village museum of Vermilionville is another place we recommend you visit. You can learn about the history, culture and traditions of the Native Americans, Acadians and Creoles of the Attakapas area during the 1700s to 1800s.  

Discover wildlife on Louisiana holidays

Home to rugged wilderness, the long-snaking Mississippi River, and tons of Bayous swamps and rivers, Louisiana state holidays offer plenty of opportunities to discover the wildlife of the region.

If you dare to seek out American alligators and American crocodiles, head to one of Louisiana’s eerie and marshy swamplands on a boat tour. Yu cansearch for the beasts that hide among the gloomy waters. Or, drive along the scenic Creole Nature Trail, which is affectionately known as ‘Louisiana’s outback’. The region is home to wild and rugged terrain where you can keep an eye out for more roaming American alligators and over 400 species of birds. There are also plenty of green parks and gardens where can lounge and soak up the fresh air – without the worry of wandering alligators.

 

Destination Highlights
  • Celebrate the rich culture and excitement of the buzzy city of Lake Charles, once known as ‘no man’s land’
  • Cruise the Bayous swamps and waterways on a boat tour and keep your eyes peeled for coasting alligators and crocodiles
  • Travel the scenic Creole Nature Trail All American Road and spot wildlife including alligators and neotropical songbirds
  • Walk through the late 1700s to 1800s village museum of Vermilionville (Lafayette) and meet local Acadians and Creoles

Time Zone

GMT-5

Flight Time

Indirect flights are available from Ireland.

Currency

USD - US Dollar

Visa Information

Irish Passport holders require an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) to visit New Orleans. You can obtain an ESTA from www.cbp.gov/esta

Language

English

Health Information

No vaccinations are required for travel to Louisiana. All travellers should be up to date with routine immunisations. It is important to contact your GP to check for the latest recommendations.

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27ºC
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Events & Festivals

Festivals and events are wonderful to include during your Louisiana holiday, offering a glimpse into the country’s authentic culture and traditions.

 

  • Louisiana Pirate Festival

    Taking place around the end of April and beginning of May, experience music, carnival rides, Southern food and pirates at the Louisiana Pirate Festival. This family-friendly event offers plenty of fun and games for everyone, including cannon demonstrations, costume contests and arts and crafts.

     

  • The Original Downtown Lake Charles Crawfish Festival

    The Original Downtown Lake Charles Crawfish Festival is held at the end of March every year and celebrates all things crawfish. This themed festival promotes the significance of the crawfish season and how the seafood industry has benefited Louisiana. You'll be entertained with delicious seafood, local Cajun music, a vibrant parade and lots more fun.

     

Local Cuisine

Get a flavour of the local culture through your palate during your Louisiana holiday. Here are a few of our favourite dishes.

 

  • Po’ Boy Sandwich

    Louisiana is renowned for its hearty and meaty Cajun and Creole cuisine that’s steeped with historical influences. On your Louisiana holiday, tuck into a mouth=watering po’ boy sandwich. This consists of a hearty sub that is jam-packed with fried shrimp, crawfish, oysters or roast beef.

     

  • Jambalaya

    Another dish to try while in Louisiana is jambalaya. This is andouille sausage, shrimp or chicken served over a concoction of chillies, onions, garlic and Creole-spiced rice.

     

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