Just because Louisiana has loads of incredible spots to visit, doesn't mean you don't want to get out of the Pelican State every once in a while. If you're looking for the perfect road trip, look no further than one to Mississippi. From New Orleans, a road trip to Mississippi is just two hours long if you plan on making a stop at one of the state's most incredible, and colorful canyons.
Red Bluff in Foxworth Mississippi is a place you'll never forget being able to see with your own eyes.
It's earned its nickname as the "Little Grand Canyon," for, some would say, obvious reasons.
Its size doesn't quite reach the grandeur of the actual Grand Canyon, however, its beauty is certainly up to par.
The soil of the canyon is a mix of red and orange, which is how it became the Red Bluff. Be careful when you're ready to take a seat because the color of the soil does stain.
However, once you've spent two hours sitting in a car driving from New Orleans, sitting again is probably going to be the least of your concerns.
Along your hike, you'll get the chance to take in incredible views, thanks to how high up parts of the canyon sit.
There are streams along the way that'll lead you to the Pearl River.
Just, don't expect there to be literal pearls, like there is literal red coloring at the bluff.
There's a forest, a railroad, and much more nearby if you're looking for a change of scenery in an already scenic location.
Start planning your trip to Red Bluff now if you're interested, who knows what other parts of Mississippi you'll want to explore!
Address: Foxworth, MS
Why You Need To Go: Taking a road trip to somewhere you've never been is well worth it when the result is seeing these gorgeous canyons.
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Visitors and locals normally pack the bars and roam the streets with boozy drinks in celebration of the holiday, but getting a drink will be even more difficult this year as all bars will be closed inside and outdoor citywide.
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Popular streets such as Bourbon, Frenchmen and Decatur will also seem very empty compared to years before, as no pedestrians or vehicles will be allowed on them between 7 p.m. and 3 a.m.
The annual New Orleans Mardi Gras Parade has also been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
But there is no need to worry if you decided to celebrate the holiday from home this year, as a virtual celebration, dubbed "Mardi Gras For All Y'all," will be held featuring famed music acts such as Jimmy Buffett, Emeril Lagasse and Archie Manning.
You can stream the three-day event on February 12, 13, and 14 on Youtube, Facebook Live and Nola.com.
If you're planning on making a trip to the Pelican State sometime soon, look no further than this Airbnb in the heart of New Orleans. The closer you are to the French Quarter, Bourbon Street, and more popular LA spots, the better. However, thanks to the stunning interior of this particular Airbnb in the Garden District of New Orleans, you may not ever want to leave your temporary home.
Parks-Bowman Mansion: The Library is the name given to an Airbnb listing by Adrienne, a Superhost on the site. The listing is in a great location and is shaded by many massive trees to make your stay feel secluded.
For just $120 a night before any additional fees, you and one other person can stay in the room of this estate named the "Library."
You and your companion will share a queen-sized antique bed, a private shower, a wide-screen TV, a mini-fridge, and more in the Library.
Plus, there's a porch with seating outside to peacefully read your favorite from their wide selection of books on.
Throughout the home, there's a music room, a lady's parlor, a decked out kitchen, and more to make yourself feel at home. Or in another century.
There are even gardens and a full-size lap pool outside to enjoy as well.
From 521 reviews, the listing remains at a 4.89 rating which is pretty stellar. In fact, 100% of recent guests have given it a 5-star rating.
Whether you're a tourist or a Louisiana native looking for a fun staycation, this is an awesome spot to check out.
Gorgeous Louisiana Mansion With A Library
Price Per Night: $120
Address Or Neighbourhood: Garden District, New Orleans, LA
Why You Need To Go: You'll feel like you've been transported to another era thanks to the incredible interior and exterior of this Louisiana home.