You don’t have to stray far from the picturesque Red River to find something for everyone in Shreveport-Bossier, a Louisiana city that manages to maintain the perfect balance between cultural vibrancy and living history.
It’s easy to get lost in time on one of Shreveport-Bossier’s six riverboat casinos. Have a cocktail or three on the deck of an authentic 19th century riverboat and listen to music and voices mingle in the air above the Red River. Lights from Shreveport and Bossier City dance festively on the dark water. This casino is a popular choice on the Shreveport side of the river, boasting plenty of choices for shopping, dining, and gambling.
Let a knowledgeable guide show you Shreveport-Bossier from a different perspective. You’ll learn about the area’s native flora and fauna as well as the rich history of this stretch of the Red River. You may even get to watch a heron swoop gracefully over the water and snag a fish for lunch.
Shopping and Dining on the Shreveport-Bossier Riverfront
Take the neon-clad Texas Street Bridge to the Louisiana Boardwalk on the Bossier-City side of the river. Spend a couple of hours or an entire day hunting for bargains at Louisiana’s largest outlet mall, catch a movie at Regal Cinemas, or ride the trolley up and down the boardwalk with kids and kids-at-heart.
Though the river is the backbone of Shreveport-Bossier, there are plenty of museums, galleries, and historic landmarks to explore on dry land. If you don’t spend your whole trip luxuriating on the water, you may want to check out the R.W. Norton Art Gallery, take a scenic walk through the Walter B Jacobs Memorial Nature Park, or visit the historic Cathedral of St. John Berchmans.
Jewels of the Bayou (custom adventure for pre-formed groups) – Louisiana’s Heart & Soul. Step into the heart of the South and experience the best that Louisiana has to offer. Feel the beat of the bayou music under your feet and taste the region’s reknowned cuisine on this weeklong vacation through history of the south.