Louisiana is a southern state in the United States of America. The capital city of this state is Baton Rouge. However, the most popular city and the largest city of this state is New Orleans. New Orleans has been in the news since 2005, for the flooding that occurred due to the Hurricane Katrina. Louisiana offers it’s visitors many interesting options. It offers something or the other for all kinds of people and in all seasons.
Some of the most popular family hot spots in the summer and a few in the winter, in Louisiana include the following:
The Chemin-A-Haut State Park: It is towards the north of Bastrop, just about 10 miles away. It is a large 503-acre site that was first used by Native Americans way back in the past during their migrations with the seasons. It’s great for picnics and days outdoors now.
Cypremort Point State Park: It is towards the south of Jeanerette. There are many varied options here, including sailing, hikeing, swimming on the beach and even fishing.
Grand Isle State Park: It is towards the east of Grand Isle and newar the Admiral Craik Drive. Here you can experience various water activities and land activities, including swimming, camping, birding, or fishing.
Indian Creek Reservoir Lake: It is towards the central part of Louisiana State and is towards the south of Woodworth, by just about three miles. Again, it is good for outdoor activities like camping, fishing, swimming, etc.
Lake Bistineau: It is towards the north-western part of Louisiana and is to the north-west of Ringgold. It is good for boating and fishing and other water activities.
Sam Houston Jones State Park: This is considered to be a woody paradise by many and offers land and water activities like camping and fishing, there are also opportunities to view many varieties of wildlife.
Fairview-Riverside State Park: This park offers a woody experience and the activities that you can participate in, include canoeing ad fishing.
Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve: This is a large park that is spread across six different sites, and offers a lot of educational fun in the history of the region and of America.
Louisiana Art & Science Museum: The museum building itself is of great interest and is on the banks of the River Mississippi. It is both entertaining and educational and is suited for family outings as it has something to offer to everyone.
Louisiana Nature Center Planetarium: This is a popular planetarium near the Joe W. Brown Memorial Park. Here you can see owls, alligators and at the same time explore the world outside our earth as well. You can experience nature and also learn a lot while having lots of fun. This center also offers special packages for school groups, or with families with lots of children.
Dixie Landin' Theme Park: This park embodies the very spirit of Louisiana. It is inspired by the state itself and the theme is that of the small towns of the state. There are the regular roller coasters, then there are steel looping roller coasters, car rides, antique cart rides, etc.