I am flying to New Orleans next Monday and will fly back to Europe on Oct 27. This is my first time in US and I have been waiting for this since....
This means that I have 10 full days to visit. (minus 1 since I intend to stay in New Orleans on Tuesday to visit).
I read some travel books about Louisiana, Mississippi,... but nothing really replaces "actual" experience and hints.
That's why I post this.
What would you suggest me to do, to see, to go, not to miss... knowing I'd love to discover and see as much as possible within these 9 remaining days, and driving does not afraid me at all !
I thought about Laura Plantation, a Swamp tour, I read about the possibility to sleep on top of a tree... I really enjoy country music.
Last things, I will travel with my wife and my 4-year old boy. Both are used to travel a lot... and I am not limited to Louisiana but would find it sad not to see some other states as well...
In advance many thanks
If you can get to the Angola State Prison Rodeo, I would highly suggest it. It's unlike any other entertainment even I have ever been to.
It's a little bit out of the way (Louisiana State Penitentiary), but well worth the drive in my opinion. You'll have one chance to get there though because it's only on Sundays in October!
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Sorry, but I only saw this post today. Nevertheless, I thought I should list a few things besides prisons to see:
In New Orleans, the French Quarter is of course the most famous spot--with its Bourbon Street and multiple restaurants and French Market and Jackson Square that is most notable--but there are multiple architectural tours of areas nearby just west of here in the town. Also, right next to the French Quarter are a few cemetaries to visit during the daytime where famous voodoo "witchdoctors and goddesses" are buried.
I would also consider taking a tour of the many plantations along the river between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. One of the best is the Oak Alley in Napoleonville. The largest concentration of plantations which can be toured will be found in the city of Natchez, Louisiana. North of Baton Rouge along the river is the city of Vicksburg--site of a famous civil war battle--and a town built high up on a ridge overlooking the river.
It was the fall of Vicksburg to Grant's Western Army (he later took over the eastern army) and the simultaneous victory of the Northern troops over Lee's southern troops at the battle of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania (both of which happened on July 4, 1863--July 4th being the American Independence Day) that led ultimately to the victory of the Union forces in that war.