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TRIPS

The Capital Region is situated near a variety of destinations for a quick weekend getaway or a fun, relaxing day trip, excursion or family activity. Residents can travel to nearby cities for high-end shopping, live entertainment or scenic trips to the beach.

During the spring and summer months, residents frequent beach communities along the Alabama, Mississippi and Florida coasts, which serve as popular destinations for ocean views, affordable condominiums available for rent year-round and plenty of shopping and dining options.

Closer to home, Louisiana’s picturesque state parks offer visitors access to a number of quaint cabins and waterways ideal for canoeing, boating and recreational fishing. Outdoor enthusiasts can also take advantage of Louisiana’s numerous hiking and biking trails such as the Kisatchie National Forest in Central Louisiana and the 28-mile Tammany Trace stretching from Covington to Slidell.

For a quick trip filled with high-energy fun, many residents head southeast to New Orleans, a hub for arts, family activities and live music entertainment. Arts and cultural facilities like the National World War II Museum, the New Orleans Museum of Art and the Louisiana Children’s Museum allow families to experience educational and cultural exhibits.