Summer is almost here, and that means a lot of us are already making plans to travel. Sometimes we forget that we have so much to offer right here in our own backyards! If you've got out of town/state friends who are always asking where they should go on their trip to the Bayou State, then show them this handy list from Planet Ware about the top tourist destinations in Louisiana. And if your favorites aren't on here, then feel free to give us some suggestions! I've added a few of my favorites in as well.

  • Oak Alley Plantation - Vacherie
  • The Garden District - New Orleans
  • Myrtles Plantation - St Francisville
  • Atchafalaya Basin
  • DeQuincy Railroad Museum - DeQuincy
  • St Martin de Tours Catholic Church - St Martinville
  • Rosedown Plantation and Garden - St Francisville
  • USS Kidd and Veterans Memorial - Baton Rouge
  • Sci-Port Discovery Center - Shreveport
  • Vermilionville - Lafayette
  • Laura Plantation - Vacherie
  • Old State Capitol - Baton Rouge
  • RW Norton Art Gallery - Shreveport / Bossier City
  • Melrose Plantation - Natchitoches
  • French Quarter - New Orleans