Louisiana is a cross section of Americana, past and present. Take a step back into the early 1800’s as you travel through the Southeastern portion of the state. In this region historical preservation is paramount and the grand and majestic plantations that dominated the region 200 years ago are shown by the few remaining structures. Over towards the Gulf of Mexico is the region known as Cajun Country. The first settlers in Louisiana settled here in the bayou. In this area, eating is an art. From gumbo and jambalaya to crawfish and shrimp cocktail, your tastes will take flight.
New Orleans has a long way to go to recapture its former glory after Hurricane Katrina, but many areas have shown an incredible resurgence. The French Quarter and Bourbon Street make up the heart of the "Big Easy" and the heart is beating as strong as ever. To experience New Orleans without listening to some great jazz music is a crime. The city has many options to listen to the bands and to let you tap your toe.