Louisiana is one of the southern United States, sitting on the Gulf coast between Texas and Mississippi. You could head for self-catering accommodation in Louisiana to visit some of the country’s most important tourist destinations, not least the city of New Orleans, which has a character and style all of its own.
One of the most popular destinations for vacation accommodation in Louisiana is New Orleans. Among the many different memorable experiences on offer here are riverboat trips along the Mississippi River – you’ll be able to choose between longer or shorter trips, and on the longer ones you’ll be able enjoy jazz bands and classic cuisine from New Orleans. On the streets of the city you’ll be able to experience the unique atmosphere of this distinctive city – Uptown, Faubourg and the French Quarter are particularly recommended. There are specially organised walking or bicycle trips, providing deeper insight about the city and its history.
West of New Orleans is the region of Acadiana. If you’d like to get to grips with the state’s famous Cajun culture then this would be an ideal spot for vacation rentals in Louisiana. This is where most of the state’s French-speakers live, and the region is known for its unique culture and food, which can be enjoyed at places like Lafayette and Opelousas.
If you’d like to take in some beautiful natural scenery during your holiday at Louisiana vacation accommodation then a great place to go would be the town of Lake Charles, towards the southwest corner of the state. Here you’ll be able to see the swamps and wetlands for which this region of the United States is known, home to a wide variety of species – perhaps most famously, alligators.
Further north in the state is another fantastic destination for self-catering accommodation in Louisiana. Sicily Island is home to some of the most spectacular natural scenery in the area, with tall hills covered with thick woodland and home to a wealth of wildlife and impressive natural features such as the waterfall Rock Falls.
Visiting Louisiana self-catering vacation accommodation you’ll encounter a humid subtropical climate, which brings mild or warm weather throughout the year. Temperatures reach the mid-20s as early as April, and the warm conditions last until early-November.
There are a number of major airports in the state around vacation rentals in Louisiana – if you’re heading to the state from the UK then you could fly with Delta Air Lines or British Airways from London Heathrow (LHR) to Atlanta (ATL) and connect to New Orleans (MSY), Lafayette (LFT), Alexandria (AEX) or Baton Rouge (BTR) with Delta.