It's summer, which means we have a lot more free time to run around, and visit places that we might not get to at any other time of year. And let's be honest, Louisiana has a lot of fun things to do at any time of year! This list is by no means complete, and it's certainly subjective. We all have our favorite spots to visit, and these just happen to be the ones highlighted for this year. Wherever your favorite destinations are across the state, have fun exploring this summer!

I checked with the folks at Trip Advisor to see what their top picks are for 2018, and they have an awesome list for Louisiana. I want to go to all of these! They are listed in order below.

  1. The National WWII Museum, New Orleans.  Located in the Arts District at 945 Magazine Street. Well worth the money
  2. Frenchmen Street, New Orleans. Jazz, and really incredible boutiques, specialty shops, and flea markets make this a great destination, even if you aren't a tourist
  3. Jackson Square, New Orleans. Beautiful and historic. And on weekends, home to local artisans selling their wares around the park
  4. French Quarter, New Orleans. For most tourists this might be the only place in the city that they actually see. The history and architecture is amazing, and this is the oldest neighborhood in the state
  5. RTA Streetcars, New Orleans. The St Charles streetcar line is the oldest continually operating line in the United States, and is fun for locals and visitors alike to ride
  6. Whitney Plantation, Edgard. Former sugar plantation, and Louisiana’s only plantation dedicated to the history of slavery
  7. Alex Box Stadium / Skip Bertaman Field, Baton Rouge. A must see for all fans of the LSU Fightin' Tigers.
  8. The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, New Orleans. The New Orleans Museum of Art is amazing, and most of the priceless items were saved by a diligent staff during Hurricane Katrina at this City Park location
  9. Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge. Welcome to Death Valley, folks
  10.  Atchafalaya Basin, Acadiana. The largest river swamp in the United States is right in our own back yard!