Shreveport, tucked away in the northwestern tip of the state, is home to some of Louisiana's most popular tourist destinations. You might not know it, but some of your favorite movies and television shows were probably shot in or near Shreveport, since tax incentives have made Louisiana the third largest film industry in the country — behind California and New York.
The city is easily accessible by car, as it is crossed by two freeways and is surrounded by an inner loop. There are also many casinos and bars throughout the city as well.
For food and drink, try some of Shreveport's best local breweries, such as the Red River Brewing Co. Try the buttocks-boy, which is lavished with chicken, lobster, shrimp, and other seafood, or the famous stuffed shrimp and fish dipped in the restaurant's legendary tartare sauce.
More popular local attractions include the Shreveport-Bossier City Chamber of Commerce Parade and other events. Residents have the opportunity to visit independent theaters, see jazz acts such as Rebirth Brass Band and visit local art galleries.
A popular restaurant with an excellent wine list is Colombia Cafe 60, located at Kings Hwy and Line Ave. It offers some of the best local wines in Shreveport as well as a wide selection of craft beers and wines. There are also a number of great restaurants and bars in the area, including Lil 'Lil' Coffee House, a popular bar and restaurant with a wide selection of local beers and wines
The Louisiana Boardwalk, located at the intersection of I-20 and I-49 in Shreveport, is just a few miles north of downtown. Along the waterfront, there are a number of restaurants, bars, and shops. You will find many great shopping, dining, and entertainment options for the whole family.
Shreveport has the largest public park system in the state of Louisiana with more than 2,000 acres of parkland and offers a variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, and fishing. The Shreveport-Bossier City Park System is made up of several parks, two water parks, and a number of hiking and cycling trails.
Eddie Jones Park is located 30 minutes southwest of Shreveport and offers a variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, horseback riding, picnicking, fishing, and more.
The Clyde Fant Parkway runs along the waterfront and connects the city center with the southeast portion of the city. Red River Bicycle Trail is a five-mile paved bike path that runs along the Red River from downtown Shreveport to Bossier City along the parkway.