RV Vacation – Living it Up in Louisiana

January is a great time to head to Louisiana! In addition to the five National Park Service properties, 1,346 National Register of Historic Places listings, 22 state parks, and the Kisatchie National Forest, Louisiana is also temperate in the winter months, making it a wonderful destination for those who are outdoor-minded. These numerous properties, as well as over 50 private Louisiana campgrounds, offer many opportunities for RV camping adventures. See our Louisiana RV Campgrounds for a complete list of possibilities.

And, this January, you can come to New Orleans for the BCS (Bowl Championship Series) National Championship in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. This event brings together the top two college football teams who have competed already in the five bowl game match-ups that involved ten of the top ranked teams in the NCAA Division/ Football Bowl Subdivision of American college football.

The two teams that stand to make it to this year’s auspicious event are among the top 4, which include LSU, Ohio State, Clemson and Oklahoma. In the semi-finals, LSU will face Oklahoma at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl in Atlanta, while Ohio State will challenge Clemson (both have 13-0 records this season) at the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Arizona. Both of these games take place on December 28th, and the winner of each will meet up in New Orleans on January 13th.

This year promises to be a great game as well as a tailgating party seemingly designed for people in their RV’s.

See other sights around New Orleans and Louisiana while you are there as this state offers abundant wildlife and amazing natural attractions. Take in at least a few of these while you are visiting the State.

  1. The Atchafalaya National Heritage Area, America’s Foreign Country

Our country’s landscape is rich and mysterious. It is filled with twisting bayous, rivers and America’s largest river swamp. We have fields of sugar cane and cotton, ancient live oaks and towering cypress. Alligators, raccoons, and even bears roam our lands while 270 species of birds take to our skies. From our waters come catfish, shrimp, oysters and the crawfish that make us so well known.

  1. Cane River National Heritage Area

More than 300-years of history are etched into the rural landscape of colonial forts, plantations, churches, cemeteries, and homes that comprise Cane River National Heritage Area. Historically, this region lay at the intersection of the French and Spanish Realms in the New World, with the town of Natchitoches originating as an important 18th century trade center.

  1. Cane River Creole National Historical Park

Get a glimpse of a culture within a culture here at the Cane River region; the Creoles. Generations of the same families of owners and workers, enslaved and tenant, lived on these lands for over 200 years. The park tells their stories and preserves the cultural landscape of Oakland and Magnolia Plantations, two of the most intact Creole cotton plantations in the United States.

  1. Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

In Jean Lafitte’s day, silver and gold filled a pirate’s treasure chest, but today’s treasures are people, places, and memories. Discover New Orleans’ rich cultural mix. Learn Cajun traditions from people who live them. Watch an alligator bask on a bayou’s bank. Walk in the footsteps of the men who fought at 1815’s Battle of New Orleans. Follow the link to discover the treasure of Jean Lafitte.

  1. New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park

Only in New Orleans could there be a National Park for jazz! Drop by the visitor center at 916 North Peters St. to inquire about musical events around town. If you are in the mood for a world class musical experience, you may be able to attend a jazz concert or ranger performance at the state of the New Orleans Jazz Museum.

 

Need to Rent an RV?

Do you need an RV? You can rent an RV for your Louisiana RV adventure from one of our many El Monte RV Rental Locations. Check out Where You Can Rent RV’s to see the nearest location to where you want to start your adventure. Our Dallas RV Rental location is probably the closest to Louisiana, but depending on where you are starting from, you may consider Orlando or even Louisville as your starting point.

Wherever you decide to go, be sure to take your camera to capture your exciting and fun RV adventure.

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