When you think of traveling in Louisiana, or when you just think of Louisiana in general, a few things come to mind.
There is, of course, New Orleans and Mardis Gras, that fantastic city and celebration overrun with decadence, no-holds-barred fun and an experience like none other.
There’s the bayous—with all their spooky mystery and lush beauty (and maybe a ‘gator or two!). There’s the voodoo culture and the vampire lore (spawned in part by prolific author Anne Rice and her Interview with a Vampire). There’s the jazz culture—found on every street corner, with live performances all the time.
And, of course, the food! You can’t forget the fantastic food, from the jambalaya to the beignets. There’s a reason that Emeril got his start here.
Beyond New Orleans, you have the rural Louisiana charm, brought most recently to the public eye by HBO’s True Blood (though you won’t find the same supernatural thrills in real life…or at least, you should probably hope not).
So, where to stay to enjoy all of these amazing factors that the state has to offer? Well, you could get on just any cheap booking site and see what comes up…or, you can browse through the below, and find a truly luxurious resort that fits your tastes.
Here are the best resorts in Louisiana:
1. Nottoway Plantation Resort
If you thought plantation resorts only existed in South Carolina and Georgia, think again. Nottoway has it all—and it’s drop-dead gorgeous. The picturesque white plantation houses are what every Southern Belle dreams of.
Once an 1850s sugarcane estate, it’s been transformed into an AAA Four-Diamond property, but it still maintains status as a member of Historic Hotels of America and it just so happens to be the largest antebellum mansion still existing in the Southern United States, restored perfectly.
On the banks of the Mississippi, you’ll enjoy 31 acres of extravagance, all shaded by historic and towering Oaks. There are 40 guest rooms, two suites and a plethora of event venues.