So that’s how it’s going to be!
Started the day with silky smooth straight hair, but that short 10 minute walk from the car to the museum turned the smooth hair into a frizzy mess. It only took a few minutes of being outside in Louisiana to help make you realize that things down south are a little different.
The heat for one thing.
The humidity for another.
Rather than worry about the weather, though, you simply decided to let yourself sleep in an extra 30 minutes every morning and skip the styling. That extra 30 minutes of rest, though, was a blessing. With activities packed from sunup until way after sun down every day, this family vacation was full of adventures that benefitted from that extra rest. From swamp tours to crawfish boils, being down south was a great get away decision. The two teenage kids had a blast, and you and your husband loved everything about the two days you spent in New Orleans. There are plenty of other vacation destinations that your family has, but all four of you are thinking that another trip to this southern state will be a must.
Kayak Swamp Tours Allow Vacationers to Exercise While They See Interesting WildLife
Even if you have never thought of yourself as a jazz enthusiast or a swamp tour fan, you will still find something that catches your fancy when you head down south. Consider some of the things that your family can chose to do if you take a trip to the state of Louisiana:
- Water flooded fields or rice, which at some point can also be used to raise crawfish are an interesting ecological study.
- A vacation that makes kids happy is considered a success by many parents. in fact, 37% of families say that vacations make them happy, making it the activity that makes families most happy. If you live up north, a trip to a southern state like Louisiana provides an opportunity to experience a different culture.
- Year totals from 2015 indicate that A total of 28.9 million people visited Louisiana that year. The predictions for 2019, however, are that as many as 31.5 million will visit that year.
- Day time or night time swamp tours are a popular attraction. With a variety of wildlife and plant life to see, kayak swamp tours are the perfect pace to see it all.
- One way to really experience Louisiana is to visit the Bayou Bartholomew, the longest bayou in the world. This 375 mile long body of water stretches across both Arkansas and Louisiana and contains more than 100 different kinds of fish.
- Whitney Plantation, a plantation that tells the story of live in and around the Big House from the slaves’ point of view, is an easy 70 minute drive from the city of New Orleans.
- New Orleans, a city that was founded in 1718, saw 9.78 million visitors in the year 2015.
- Southern cooking is a destination in itself. From Cajun dishes to the seasonal crawfish boils, and from the famous beignets to chicory coffee, the Louisiana cuisine provides plenty of taste, and plenty of variety.
- One section of Louisiana can be very different from another section. The northern part of the state where towns like Shreveport are, for instance, has an entirely different culture from the the southern Cajun regions.
- Until you have visited and traveled through the various waterways of the state, you might not realize that Louisiana has the most wetlands of any of the other states in the nation. In fact, it boasts nearly 11,000 square miles of floodplains and 7,800 square miles of coastal swamps, marshes, and estuaries.
- The average temperature in Louisiana is 69.5 degrees Fahrenheit, so while it may be extremely hot and humid in the summer, the winter months can be a real treat for vacationers who are trying to escape the snow and the ice of colder, Northern states.
- Having vacation plans that are full of kid friendly activities can help you enjoy your trip. A study done by the Institute of Education at Plymouth University, for instance, revealed 95% of parents agreed their kids appeared happier while on kid friendly vacations, such as camping, kayaking, and other outdoor activities.
Have you considered heading WAY DOWN SOUTH for your next family vacation?