Things To Do in Louisiana

Pinch-Bowl Party for Up to Six, or BYOB Painting Party for Two or Four at Artistico Express (Up to 55% Off)

Artistico Express

Baton Rouge

$110 $49

Kids and adults paint tiles and pinch bowls with colorful paints, stamps, and sponges before pieces are sent to the kiln to be fired

Six Fitness Boot-Camp Classes, or One Month of Boot-Camp Classes at Lynnette's Impact Fitness (Up to 59% Off)

Lynnette's Impact Fitness

AC Steer Park

$70 $35

Groups train during boot-camp classes, whose exercises vary to burn fat and build muscle; all fitness levels are encouraged to participate

$18 for $40 Groupon — Art Monroe's Taekwondo Plus

Tiger Rock Of Old Metairie

Metairie

$40 $18

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$50 for Four Personal-Training Sessions at The Bar Milton Strength & Conditioning ($156 Value)

The Bar Milton Strength & Conditioning

4

$156 $50

Personal trainers call upon at least 15 years of experience as they customize fitness regimens to meet clients' needs

Five Fitness Classes at The Genesis Experience (76% Off)

The Genesis Experience

The Centre

$45 $11

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Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly at Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel Pavilion on June 26 at 8 p.m. (Up to 38% Off)

Maze featuring Frankie Beverly

Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel Pavilion

$40.37 $25

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R&B legends with 30 hit-singles, including "Back In Stride" and "I Can't Get Over You," play a set of slow jams with hints of funk

Sugar-Cane Plantation Tour for Two or Four at St. Joseph Plantation (Up to 33% Off)

St. Joseph Plantation

Vacherie

$30 $20

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Tours of sugar-cane plantation, birthplace of architect H.H. Richardson, explore original slave cabins and other historical structures

Vineyard Tour and Wine Tasting for Four or Six at Landry Vineyards (46% Off)

Landry Vineyards

West Monroe

$45 $25

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Guests sample all available wines after visiting the cellar and winery on a one-hour vineyard tour

3-Lap Ride-Along or 5- or 10-Lap Formula Car Driving Experience at The Formula Experience (Up to 51% Off)

The Formula Experience

Circuit Grand Bayou

$99 $49

Burn rubber in a Porsche Boxster on a race-rack ridealong with a professional driver, or take the wheel of a Formula car for 5 or 10 laps

18-Hole Round of Golf Including Cart Rental for Two or Four at Beauregard Country Club (Up to 46% Off)

Beauregard Country Club

3E

$70 $39

Golfers play 18 holes on the country club's challenging PGA course, and the BCC time program keeps playing times reasonable

All-Day Paintball Package for Up to 4, 6, or 12 & Equipment Rental from Paintball International (Up to 69% Off)

Paintball International

Splat Zone Paintball

$60 $19

Equipped with rental paintball markers and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

Swamp Boat Tour for One, Two, Four, or Six from Cajun Pride Tours (Up to 50% Off)

Cajun Pride Tours

5

$24 $12

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As their boat drifts through protected swampland, tourists catch glimpses of smiling gators and learn facts about wetlands and Cajun culture

Concealed Handgun Permit Course for One or Two at St. Bernard Indoor Shooting Center (Up to 47% Off)

St. Bernard Indoor Shooting Center

Arabi

$140 $75

NRA-certified instructors, including those with military and law-enforcement backgrounds; 13 50-foot lanes

5 or 10 55-Minute PiYo Classes at 504 FIT (Up to 70% Off)

504 FIT

West Riverside

$125 $49

Students increase strength and flexibility in PiYo classes, which combine yoga and Pilates, along with athletic conditioning techniques

$69 for a Ballroom-Dance Package for One or Two at TC Dance Club International ($360 Value)

TC Dance Club International

Mid City South

$360 $69

Certified teachers instruct single dancers or couples in classic dance styles, including the foxtrot, swing, latin, and country western

5- or 10-Week Golf-Instruction Clinic from Pete Lockwood Golf Instruction (Up to 58% Off)

Pete Lockwood Golf Instruction

Querbes Park Golf Course

$300 $149

Golf clinics help players lower scores without the distraction of trendy swing fads and theories

$29 for 10 Kickboxing Classes and a Pair of Gloves from My Dojo Kickboxing ($220 Value)

My Dojo Kickboxing

Belle Chasse

$220 $29

One-hour kickboxing classes combine cardio and resistance training; two locations hold sessions five days a week

Peter Frampton & The Doobie Brothers at Champions Square on July 20 at 7 p.m. (Up to 34% Off)

Peter Frampton & the Doobie Brothers

Champions Square

$68.70 $45

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Grammy-winners Peter Frampton and The Doobie Brothers share the stage for one electrifying night

10 Personal-Training Sessions from Wells Fitness BR (50% Off)

Wells Fitness Br

Baton Rouge

$200 $100

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Stray Boots is an interactive tour that sets friends and family members loose on an exhilarating, knowledge-fueled undertaking guided by clues, trivia, and riddles. They operate in cities across the country, dividing them into special themed tours that contain the historical sites, local areas of interest, or eccentric child mayors unique to each city. During the explorations, clues point the way to cultural hot spots, which Stray Boots communicates via their official mobile app. At least one player on the team will need an iPhone or Android phone to receive clues, and none of the self-guided tours require previous knowledge of the city. Adventurers play at their own pace—most tours take two to three hours to finish—which allows them to spend more time learning about the city and photographing vibrant fire hydrants for aquacentric scrapbooks.

1403 Washington Avenue
New Orleans,
LA
US

Though Wow Cafe & Wingery has now found a foothold in more than 60 locations throughout the U.S., the chain still offers the same tasty soul food and wings as it did when it was founded by a trio of Louisianan brothers in 2001. The friendly sports pub still broadcasts the day’s games on various televisions, allowing guests to follow multiple sports or Jenga tournaments as they lick one of 17 delectable sauces from their fingers. In addition to these finger-food staples, guests can devour fajitas, burgers resting between slices of texas toast, and classic New Orleans dishes such as gumbo, catfish, and red beans. Spice-covered tongues cool off with signature drinks such as an italian mango bellini or Louisiana's Abita beer.

509 Bertrand Dr
Lafayette,
LA
US

Property Location
When you stay at L'Auberge Casino Resort Lake Charles in Lake Charles, you'll be on the waterfront and convenient to Prien Lake Park and Lafleur Beach Interstate 210. This 4-star resort is within close proximity of Prien Lake Mall and Imperial Calcasieu Museum.

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 995 air-conditioned rooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Your pillowtop bed comes with cotton sheets. Relax and take in golf course and lake views from the privacy of your room. Cable programming provides entertainment, and wired and wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature makeup/shaving mirrors and complimentary toiletries.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. After practicing your swing on the golf course, you can dip into one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools. Additional features include wireless Internet access (surcharge), a concierge desk, and an arcade/game room.

Dining
Enjoy a meal at one of the resort's dining establishments, which include 6 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access 24-hour room service. Thirsty? Quench your thirst at a bar/lounge, a beach bar, or a poolside bar.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include high-speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge), a 24-hour business center, and business services. Event facilities at this resort consist of a conference center, conference/meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Free self parking is available onsite.

777 Ave Lauberge
Lake Charles,
LA
US

At TCBY, The Country's Best Yogurt, we offer a wholesome snack that's as delicious as it is nutritious. Our products are made with real dairy yogurt, which means it contains active cultures (or probiotics) so you can expect the benefits of an enhanced immune system, improved digestive health and stronger bones.

1407 N 18th St
Monroe,
LA
US

If you tilt your head and squint, the murky waters of the Honey Island Swamp almost look like a red carpet. Ok, that might not be entirely true, but thanks to the guides at the locally owned and operated Cajun Encounters, Hollywood stars and famous musicians have toured one of Louisiana's only remaining preserved wetlands. Their covered and uncovered swamp tour boats have welcomed the likes of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Usher, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Forest Whitaker.

Kelly Ripa even gave the tour a glowing review and a feature on Live! with Regis & Kelly, but celebrity status and a personal assistant who carries you over puddles are hardly required for getting up-close looks at alligators, wild boars, bald eagles, and other swamp animals.

As an eco-friendly tour company, Cajun Encounters extends its adventures beyond the wetlands. With 16 years of experience, its team members provide round-trip pick up service via mini busses decked out in the ultimate comforts. Guides lead guests on tours of the city, including the historic French Quarter and graves at local cemeteries. Or they might travel back in time, visiting two plantations straight out of the 1800s.

55345 Highway 90
Slidell,
LA
US

In West Monroe's countryside, 20 acres of grapevines sway among gently rolling hills and tall, old trees. This is Landry Vineyards, tended by Jeff and Libby Landry and their four sons. They began growing hybrid blanc du bois grapes?specially bred to withstand the South's climate?at their first vineyard in Folsom back in 1999. However, in 2005, Hurricane Katrina leveled their crops, inspiring them to move to higher ground.

Today, the Landrys ferment a full roster of wines from blanc du bois and other hardy Southern grapes. The crisp fruit flavors of semisweet blanc du bois white pair well with spicy Cajun and French-inspired fare, whereas the Envie Rouge?made with red Cynthiana-Norton and black spanish grapes?acquires its spice from oak-barrel aging. The Landrys also import and ferment many grapes that they can't grow, including hand-picked bunches of cabernet from Washington state and California. Though locals have been enjoying the fruits of the Landry family's labors for several years, the vineyard's appearance in a 2012 episode of Duck Dynasty introduced the Louisiana-made wines to a national audience, drawing in droves of customers from all over the country.

Besides sipping wines, customers can visit the picturesque vineyard for tastings and cellar and winery tours. And during regular concerts, they can sip wine among the sounds of blues, jazz, and grapes quietly gossiping about which grape pickers have the softest hands.

5699 New Natchitoches Rd
West Monroe,
LA
US