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Louisiana Road Trip Destinations
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Louisiana Road Trip Destinations

PC: junglegardens.org Looking for some summer fun? Louisiana offers plenty of exciting, family-friendly road trip destinations. Here’s a look at a few of our favorites. Tabasco Factory Tour Spice up your summer with a trip to the Tabasco sauce factory on Avery Island. At this engaging tour, you can see how this Louisiana classic is crafted, from where the peppers are grown to the barrels where the sauce is brewed to perfection. You can even grab a meal at the official Tabasco restaurant, which features famously spicy fare and even a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar. Jungle Gardens Also located on Avery Island, Jungle Gardens features a stunning array of subtropical flora and abundant wildlife. This 170-acre refuge hosts a bamboo grove, stunning azaleas, and a variety of nativ...
Best Places to See Holiday Lights in Louisiana
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Best Places to See Holiday Lights in Louisiana

It’s the most wonderful time of the year in Opelousas, Louisiana, which means it’s time to soak up the bright, sparkling holiday lights with your family. If you’re hoping to enjoy the lights this year, the holly-jolly specialists at Happytown USA have put together a few road trip ideas sure to generate some mega-watt smiles. The Louisiana Trail of Lights: If you’re looking to take on a major road trip with your family to see holiday lights this year, the Louisiana Trail of Lights is the biggest and brightest star of them all. The Trail is an organized group of attractions that span from Shreveport to Pineville. If you want to make a day – or a weekend – of sightseeing, simply follow the Trail of Lights. Natchitoches Festival of Lights: Louisiana’s biggest and brightest holiday l...
Check Out these Fun Spring Festivals Around Opelousas
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Check Out these Fun Spring Festivals Around Opelousas

Spring is a great time of year here in Louisiana. The weather is warm, but the scorching heat of summer hasn’t arrived yet, making it a great time to get out and explorer. Here are some of our favorite spring festivals around Opelousas. Bayou Bird Fest Held in nearby Washington on March 28, the Bayou Bird Fest is a way to get to know some of the over 200 species of birds that live in the area. The day begins with breakfast at St. John’s Episcopal Church and leads into a breathtaking bird tour. Tickets for all the day’s events cost $45 per person. Etouffee Festival Each spring, Arnaudville celebrates one of Louisiana’s most famous dishes, etouffee. This year’s festival will be held April 23-26. In addition to the delicious food, your family can enjoy carnival games, live mu...