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New Orleans is a prime location for tourists to enjoy because of its open-container laws — of course, drink responsibly — and Mardi Gras-themed fun. If you heard of the city, you probably heard of Bourbon Street.

If you've been to the city before, you probably know that, although it's loads of fun, it's a massive tourist trap, and there are better ways and more unique routes to explore the French Quarter and the surrounding districts.

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It's not common for people to think of New Orleans and picture anything other than its live jazz bands, beads, and Mardi Gras. Yet, there's more to the city besides the touristy French Quarter, and it starts with the New Orleans City Park.

The miles of greenery and botanical gardens cover up a hidden amusement park within its 1,300 acres of land.

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Louisiana is home to some of the most beautiful sights in the country, with incredible historic landmarks and stretches of beaches to mystical swamps and national forests. However, sometimes taking a road trip out of your state is exactly what you need to have a refreshing weekend adventure. Heading over to Mississippi is never a bad idea, and the perfect place to visit is this black water river a short road trip from New Orleans.

The incredible Black Creek Wilderness is a 5,052-acre natural area in The Magnolia State. The wilderness area is a stunning spot to explore any time of the year but it's even better when it's warm enough to navigate its waters.

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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.

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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.

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