When you search online, you will find New Orleans to be the number one destination in Louisiana. But, if you want to experience the coolest things, you need to get out of the city and explore other parts of Louisiana.
Dominated by wetlands, swamps, excellent spots of boating, and fishing, Louisiana often known as the ‘Sportsman’s Paradise,’ ‘Bayou State,’ Sugar State,’ ‘Pelican State,’ ‘Child of the Mississippi’ and ‘The Boot.’ Home to the most spectacular sights to visit and shopping in the best Louisiana malls, exploring Louisiana is an essential experience you can’t afford to miss.
Here, we’ll tell you seven things you should add to your priority list when you are visiting there-
Explore The Garden District
Garden District is the epitome of southern charm. Take a walk around its lush green avenues; you will find yourself into a beautiful southern oasis covered by magnolia trees. You can find New Orleans’s some of the best shopping options along Magazine Street.
Satiate Your Shopping Desire At Louisiana’s Shopping Malls
No vacation is complete without shopping. Mall of Louisiana is a great shopping mall in Louisiana. Here, you can find large departmental stores, including Sears, Macy’s, JCPenny, and Dillards. Louisiana Broadwalk features several shops where you can shop for clothing, jewelry, dining venues, candy store, etc. Besides, Fremaux Town Center, Canal Place, Pecanland Mall, etc. are the other great places to shop at.
Head To The Jackson Square
Home to the St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square is a colourful city plaza. It is a national historic landmark that attracts visitors to enjoy the street performances, browse the shops, and imbibe chicory coffee at Cafe du Monde. Or, you can just sit under a tree and relax while watching life in the French Quarter moving around you.
Enjoy The Historic Charm Of The Old State Capitol
The Old State Capitol of Gothic-revival-style impresses the passers-by and visitors. The building resembles an old castle and sits on a hill overlooking the Mississippi River. This historical landmark has two huge towers at the entrance and houses a political museum that features documents, artifacts, or other exhibits, all speaking about the state’s history.
Try A Drink At The Infamous Bourbon Street
The Bourbon Street presents endless drinks of all shapes and sizes, bachelorette party, strips club, and Mardi Gras. Apart from the Mardi Gras season, visitors often flock to Bourbon Street for the drinking establishments, such as Johnny White’s Bar, Old Absinthe House, and Pat O’Brien’s, which is home to cocktail and piano bar.
The Old Ursuline Convent
Do you want to get a taste of antiquity in New Orleans? If yes, add the old Ursuline Convent to your list. It is the oldest building in the river valley of Mississippi. It is a treasure of religious antiquity and features the famous Archdiocese archives.
The place also houses some of the best examples of southern decor. If you enter through the Chartres Street entrance, you will be amazed by some of the most beautifully manicured gardens of New Orleans. As you enter the mansion, you will find a handcrafted cypress staircase and fascinating oil paintings with motifs.
St. Martins de Tours Catholic Church
It is another place you must visit when you are in Louisiana. The present church structure has a replica of the Grotto of Lourdes. There is a grave of Emmeline Labiche in the left-wing of the church, who was believed to be the heroine of the poem Evangeline. Also, there is a statue of Evangeline in the churchyard.
While there is much more to explore in Louisiana, the tourist attractions mentioned above are the most famous ones that keep the visitors returning to the place again and again. If you are planning to visit there, add these places to your list and enjoy it to the fullest.