Things to do around New Orleans: New Orleans Plantation Country

Things to do around New Orleans: New Orleans Plantation Country

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So, you’ve booked a trip to New Orleans and you’re excited to experience adventure in the Crescent City – now what? New Orleans Plantation Country is full of the area’s unique history, rich cuisine and great attractions just a short trip from the city. Situated in Louisiana’s River Parishes, New Orleans Plantation Country is a great place for a New Orleans day trip. Visit any of the plantations, enjoy delicious andouille and kayak amidst beautiful Spanish moss and live oaks. Out here, history meets the outdoors and the adventure is endless.

Go ahead and book a tour out here to New Orleans Plantation Country before you arrive and save money over waiting to book in-person. Most tour packages include transportation to and from the attraction to ensure a stress-free visit. Below are a few highlights of things to do around New Orleans in Plantation Country.

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Each of the historic plantations embodies a unique story that is part of a larger history. Stroll landscapes shaded by live oaks before surrounding yourself in the spectacular architecture. Listen to perspectives of the adversity and triumph to gain an understanding of what life was like for those who lived and worked there.


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Explore Nature on a Swamp Tour Near New Orleans


Swamps are a cornerstone of the River Parishes’ culture. Spend a day among sunbathing alligators and egrets with a guided swamp tour for a fully immersive and eco-educational experience. For a thrilling swamp adventure, book a tour on an airboat to see the natural beauty of the region. If you’re looking for an opportunity for plenty of photos, drift through the Manchac Swamps on one of the pontoon boat tours. Or, get an up-close view by paddling under the Spanish moss on a guided kayak tour.


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Learn About Our Unique Cajun and Creole Culture

The culture in our area is rich and diverse; as Native American, Spanish, German, African, French, and Creole influences can be seen throughout our region. Visit our YouTube River Reel Video Series that showcases the many cultures of the River Parishes through different characters and attractions you can see for yourself on a tour. From the history of sugarcane and andouille, to traditional Christmas Eve Bonfires, a day trip to New Orleans Plantation Country will give you a taste of #OutHere.

New Orleans Plantation Country is full of rich history and beautiful landscapes outside of the hustle and bustle of the city. Experience our rich south Louisiana culture with a quick visit or stay a few nights at one of our many lodging options – you can even book a stay at Oak Alley Plantation or one of our many hotels to be fully immersed into the region’s history.

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New Orleans PLANTATIONS Country

Explore the 10 historic estates in the River Parishes of Louisiana and discover the stories rooted in their past.

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New Orleans SWAMP Country

Create memories learning the folklore of our swamps and viewing gators in their natural habitat.

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Andouille was created here, so get out and try the local smokehouses that each have their own version of the "best".

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The region out here is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts to explore and find adventure.

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Lac Des Allmands

Famous for catfish, Lac Des Allemands is a haven for outdoor sportsmen.

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Enjoyed around the world, Perique can only be grown and processed out here.

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Cajun and Creole cuisine are as necessary to our culture as the people who make it.

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Tour buses, shuttles and local airports are all transportation options for the River Parishes.

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Louisiana's River Parishes offers a wide range of lodging options from rustic and quaint to upscale and luxurious.

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