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Travel To Louisiana

Travel to Louisiana

No matter where you come from or what your soul seeks, beautiful Louisiana offers it all. Travel to Louisiana and experience everything from the northern Sportsman Paradise region where the back woods and bayous are teaming with life (and not just the four legged variety) to the festivals and nightlife of the greater New Orleans area. Louisianna offers it all! Trips to Louisiana should always include listening to live jazz in New Orleans. Sample spicy boiled crawfish in Lafayette. Fish Toledo Bend. Go bird watching in Kisatchie. Hit blackjack in Shreveport. See, hear, taste, smell and feel Louisiana for yourself.

Louisiana is bordered to the west by the state of Texas; to the north by Arkansas; to the east by the state of Mississippi; and to the south by the Gulf of Mexico. Louisiana's capital is Baton Rouge and largest city is New Orleans. Louisiana is the only state divided into parishes, which are local governments equivalent to counties. Some Louisiana urban environments have a multicultural, multilingual heritage, so strongly influenced by a mixture of 18th century French, Spanish and African cultures that they have been considered somewhat exceptional in the U.S. The surface of the state may properly be divided into two parts, the uplands and the alluvial. The alluvial region includes low swamp lands, coastal marshlands and beaches, and barrier islands that cover about 52,000 km². This area lies principally along the Gulf of Mexico and the Mississippi River, which traverses the state from north to south for a distance of about 1,000 km and empties into the Gulf of Mexico; the Red River; the Ouachita River and its branches; and other minor streams (some of which are called bayous). The breadth of the alluvial region along the Mississippi is from 10 to 60 miles (15 to 100 km), and along the other rivers the alluvial region averages about 15 km across. The Mississippi River flows along a ridge formed by its own deposits (known as a levee), from which the lands decline toward the low swamps beyond at an average fall of 3 m/km.

Trips to Louisiana are normally met with a humid subtropical climate with long, hot, humid summers and short, mild winters. Precipitation is frequent throughout the year, although the summer is slightly wetter than the rest of the year. Southern Louisiana receives more rainfall during the winter months. Summers in Louisiana are hot and humid, with high temperatures from mid-June to mid-September averaging 32°C or more and overnight lows averaging above 22°C. In the summer, the extreme maximum temperature is much warmer in the north than in the south, with temperatures near the Gulf of Mexico occasionally reaching 38°C, although temperatures above 35°C are commonplace. In northern Louisiana, the temperatures reach above 41 °C in the summer. Louisiana is often affected by tropical cyclones and is very vulnerable to strikes by major hurricanes, particularly the lowlands around and in the New Orleans area. The unique geography of the region with the many bayous, marshes and inlets can make major hurricanes especially destructive. The area is also prone to frequent thunderstorms, especially in the summer. Travel to Louisiana today!