Tours in Louisiana

90-Minute Boat Tour of Jean Lafitte National Park for One or Two from Jean Lafitte Swamp Tours (Up to 46% Off)

Jean Lafitte Swamp Tours

Marrero

Local guide leads 90-minute boat tour through the swamplands of Jean Lafitte National Park, where gators, snakes, egrets, mink & nutria live

$25 $15

View Deal

$22 for a Swamp Tour via Boat for Two from Cajun Pride Tours (Up to $48 Value)

Cajun Pride Tours

LaPlace

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

$48 $22

View Deal

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

St. Joseph Plantation

Vacherie

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

$30 $20

View Deal

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

Landry Vineyards

B

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

$45 $25

View Deal

Guided Tour for Two or Four at Nottoway Plantation & Resort (Up to 51% Off)

Nottoway Plantation & Resort

White Castle

Knowledgeable guides lead visitors through painstakingly restored 64-room antebellum plantation with rich history

$40 $20

View Deal

Guided Walking Tour of Beauregard-Keyes House for Two or Four (Up to 50% Off)

Beauregard-Keyes House

French Quarter

Tour of former home of General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard & author Frances Parkinson Keyes highlights Victorian architecture & items

$20 $10

View Deal

Cemetery Tour Admission for One, Two, Four, or Six from The Voodoo Bone Lady Haunted Tours (Up to 51% Off)

The Voodoo Bone Lady Haunted Tours

French Quarter

Explore one of the city’s oldest above-ground cemeteries, visit the tomb of Voodoo Priestess Marie Laveau, and pass through Congo Square

$25 $15

View Deal

Swamp Tour for Two or Four from James & James Tours (Up to 44% Off)

James & James Tours

New Orleans

Swamp tours get up close and personal with bayou wildlife in a privately owned wildlife refuge

$98 $59

View Deal

Walking Historical or Ghost Tour Tour for Two, Four, or Six from Magic Tours, LLC (Up to 54% Off)

Magic Tours, LLC

Corner of Royal and St. Louis

Walk among the graves at St. Louis Cemetery, historic mansions in the Garden District or French Quarter, or markers of the city’s dark past

$50 $25

View Deal

Aphrodisiac Walking Tour for Two or Four from Witches Brew Tours (45% Off)

Witches Brew Tours

French Quarter

Guests sample historically sensuous foods and libations as they tour the city’s shops for more love-sparking fare

$120 $66

View Deal

4-in-1 Walking Ghost Tour for Two or Four from Witches Brew Tours (Up to 51% Off)

Witches Brew Tours

Multiple Locations

Walking tours travel through historic haunts where vampires, witches, and spirits are said to lurk

$50 $25

View Deal

Two-Hour Haunted Houses and Ghosts Walking Tour for Two or Four from Livery Tours (Up to 55% Off)

Livery Tours

Jackson Brewery Bistro Bar

Groups hear tales of the haunted past of the French Quarter during walking tours and enter a 200 year old haunted mansion

$50 $25

View Deal

Two-Hour Cemetery History Tour from Ernie's Tours (Up to 59% Off). Three Options Available.

Ernie's Tours

Johnny White's Corner Pub

Louisiana native and licensed tour guide leads groups from the French Quarter to the spooky and historic St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

$50 $25

View Deal

African American–History Walking Tour for One, Two, or Four from Ella Tours LLC (Up to 59% Off)

Ella Tours LLC

The Upper Quarter Bar

Guides teach tour groups about some of the city’s most interesting aspects of African American history during three-hour walking tours

$40 $17

View Deal

VIP Bourbon Street Pub Crawl for One, Two, or Four from Pub Crawl New Orleans (Up to 51% Off)

Pub Crawl New Orleans

New Orleans

Knowledgeable guides lead guests to local hot spots to enjoy VIP admission, party favors, and drink specials

$20 $11

View Deal

Walking Tour of Tremé Neighborhood for Two or Four from French Quarter Phantoms (Up to 50% Off)

French Quarter Phantoms

The Voodoo Lounge

In a neighborhood rich with African-American and jazz history, guides explore the sites of civil-rights events and musical inspiration

$44 $22

View Deal

Cemetery Walking Tour for Two or Four from French Quarter Phantoms (Up to 63% Off)

French Quarter Phantoms

The Voodoo Lounge

Visitors encounter more than 700 tombs and the grave of Marie Laveau while tip-toeing through a cemetery built in 1789

$40 $16

View Deal

Select Local Merchants

For the last 20 years, satanic cults, monsters, and the undead have been congregating at The House of Shock to perform unspeakable horrors in the name of Halloween. Envisioned by a crack team of fright experts, including Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo, this seasonal haunt has been featured in the Travel Channel's Halloween's Most Extreme, Rolling Stone, Maxim, and Top Haunts magazine's list of the Top 13 Haunts nationwide. The house's exhibits are so scary that they've caused some extreme reactions. Allegedly, one patron's heart stopped beating. After she was resuscitated and rushed to the hospital, it was determined she had technically been dead for a short period.

As a live metal band strikes its first ominous chords, the fright fest kicks off with a nightly horror show of pyrotechnics, death metal, live stunts, and masochists. Adrenaline levels soar as courageous guests tiptoe through the coffins, ornate gravestones, and crumbling mausoleums of an ancient graveyard. The house's professional actors don't just slink by waving chainsaws and body parts—they tear apart bodies and scare the dickens out of guests who brave the interactive horrors of a funeral parlor, a morgue, and a butcher shop's dreadfully rotten cuts of beef. The adventure reaches terrifying new heights in a controversial satanic church, where flickering candles and hellfire cast eerie shadows on demonic worshipers and their torture victims. The onsite Hell's Kitchen churns out thematic eats and adult beverages to help frightened guests regain their senses before they revert to a mental world where the only conflict is over which Teletubby wore it best.

319 Butterworth St
New Orleans,
LA
US

Now in its second year, the Baton Rouge Halloween Parade benefits Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital, the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, and the Big Buddy Program—whose children receive costumes collected during the 10/31 Consortium club's costume drive. These costumed children march in the parade each year, in keeping with the organization's efforts to preserve the practice of trick-or-treating.

The parade follows a surprise theme each year, and community individuals and Krewes, who drive and march along a downtown route, contribute and construct colorful floats. The 10/31 Consortium organizes this annual parade in an effort to nurture community creativity and inspire local youth.

P.O. Box 77583
Baton Rouge,
Louisiana
US

Diamond Bowl, a refreshing fusion of bowling alley and robust restaurant, serves as a hangout for pin-battering rollers hungry for lane-thundering action and thirsty for food. Games ($5) on Diamond’s eight lanes keep hook-happy fingers limber, and shoes ($3) safeguard feet from toe-stomping sore losers. Follow up your fourth turkey with tangible foodstuffs from Diamond's full menu, such as the blackened-salmon sandwich on a kaiser roll ($7.99), the well-rounded bowling burger ($7.49), or the crispy chicken-tender salad ($8.99). Serious contenders can take a break from finger calisthenics to enroll in one of Diamond Bowl's leagues, and casual players can pair their match play with drinks from Diamond’s fully stocked bar, or they can watch a less phalange-intensive sport on one of nine crystalline HD TVs. Hourly games are also available.

401 Market St
Shreveport,
LA
US

World Coffee keeps caffeine-consumers running smoothly with a saccharine selection of coffee, tea, espresso, latte, cappuccino, and cider drinks. Avant garde guests can break free of stereotypical brews, adding up to two shots of syrup to concoct such heady mixes as the chocolate-covered-cherries latte, seasoned with Ghiradelli chocolate and cherry flavorings. Earthy options include the trail-mix latte—infused with shots of almond, hazelnut, and chocolate— and the sugar-free zebra steamer pays homage to the world's most confusing-looking equine by muddling sugar-free white and milk-chocolate syrups in warm, frothy milk. The shop's free WiFi allows gulpers to send unlimited apology emails to former gym teachers until closing time.

3221 North Causeway Boulevard
Metairie,
LA
US

With two near-death experiences, several haunted residences, and an adolescence spent guiding informal ghost tours under her belt, Haunted Houston Tours? founder Kasey Clark is a self-professed ghost magnet. After a lackluster ghost-tour experience sparked an eerie ambition in Kasey?s heart, she dedicated her life to chasing ghosts. She refused to construct tours that relied on theatrical fabrications of most ghost tours. Instead, she founded Haunted Houston to explore the rich history of spooky, well-documented hauntings.

Kasey and her team of engaging guides?who boast more than 200 years of combined experience and study of the paranormal?lead well-researched tours and immersive ghost hunts based on historical facts that engage even the most devout skeptics. They shuffle off to Old Town Spring almost every night, creeping through haunted streets and graveyard paths while investigating stories of death, murder, disease, war, and cookie theft.

847 Saint John Street
Lafayette,
LA
US

The guides at Cajun Tours and Cruises lead small groups on expansive adventures through the history and architecture of New Orleans. Experts meet groups at their hotels, houses, or couch forts at 9 a.m. to venture out on citywide jaunts. Eyes explore prime examples of Southern architecture, including Creole townhouses with asymmetrical arched openings and stucco exteriors, and shotgun houses with covered front porches and lacey Victorian ornamentation. Camera wielders click photos, freezing moments in the French Quarter, Jackson Square, and St. Louis Cathedral before wandering past the site where the levees broke during Hurricane Katrina. In City Park, guides dole out refreshments at the Pavilion, recounting how the sculpture garden was donated and how it once came to life on a full moon. After picnics, visitors hop rides on streetcars and cruise down St. Charles Avenue to take in more beautiful New Orleans structures, returning to their home bases at 4 p.m.

709 May St
Houma,
LA
US