There is never a dull moment in Louisiana because there is always something to do or somewhere to go. If you are bored and tired of staying in the house, get up, get out, and do something!  We pulled together some cool and family-friendly ideas to keep you and your family busy this summer!

Explore places in Louisiana you've never been, and learn something about the state you didn't know! Below are great ideas for you to start a new journey with friends and family. Make this summer interesting. Pick a couple of places to visit or things to do each week.

Educate yourself, learn things you didn't know, get cultured, emerge yourself in nature, and food and everything else Louisiana has to offer. Travel to a few things, and create a new summer experience and great memories.

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1. Celebrate Independence Day Louisiana style or watch the Fourth of July fireworks in Calcasieu Parish.

2. Go boating, take a walk, cool off at the splash pads, or picnic at a gorgeous City Park in Lake Charles. Take a swim or workout at Ward 3 Recreation Lake Charles

3. Walk back in time at the Biedenharn Museum & Gardens in Monroe.

4. Play a round of golf on our Audubon Golf Trail.

5. Eat a snowball at Hansen’s Sno-Bliz in New Orleans.

6. Go crabbing in Cameron Parish.

7. Have a cold one on Louisiana's Brewery Trail.

8. Learn to waterski at Bennett's Waterski and Wakeboard School.

9. Go camping or rent a cabin at one of Louisiana's State Parks.

10. Stop at one of many "pick-your-own farms" in Louisiana.

11. Explore Hollywood South on Louisiana's Film Trail.

12. Cool off at Blue Bayou Water Park & Dixie Landing in Baton Rouge.

8. Try the peach ice cream at Mitcham Farms in Ruston.

9. Stop at one of many "pick-your-own farms" in Louisiana.

10. Peruse the art and botanical gardens at the R.W. Norton Art Gallery in Shreveport.

11. Go fishing on the Toledo Bend Reservoir.

12. Take the kids to explore the Sci-Port Discovery Center in Shreveport.

13. Check out the Historic New Orleans Collection exhibits in New Orleans.

14. Visit a farmers market and grab some fresh seasonal produce.

15.  See local wildlife on the Creole Nature Trail All-American Road.

16. Enjoy the food, music, and sounds of New Orleans's Frenchmen Street.

17. Stay at one of 9 historic Bed & Breakfasts in Louisiana.

18. Explore Hollywood South on Louisiana's Film Trail.

19. Go Down On The Bayou Paddling.

20. Take an educational trip along the African American Heritage Trail.

21. Tour the famous Old State Capitol in Baton Rouge.

22. Treat yourself to a cool treat in a‘50s atmosphere at Borden’s Ice Cream Shoppe in Lafayette.

23. Hang out with the animals at the Global Wildlife Center in Folsom.

24. Try Down On The Bayou Paddling.

25. Take a guided tour and sip on a mint julep at Oak Alley Plantation in Vacherie.

26. Explore historic mounds at the Poverty Point World Heritage Site.

27. . Satisfy all your foodie cravings at Louisiana Culinary Trails.

28. You can have your wedding here. Enjoy dinner or Sunday brunch, or take a guided tour at Houmas House in Darrow.

29. Watch the Fourth of July fireworks.

30. Check into Coushatta Casino Water Park, Golden Nugget, or L'Auberge Casino Resort in Lake Charles and head for the lazy river.

31. Cool off with a chilled meringue pie from Lea's Lunchroom in Lecompte.

32. Learn the history of medicine and early healthcare at the Pharmacy Museum in New Orleans.

These places and things to do are merely scratching their surface. There is always somewhere to go, explore, and learn in the Pelican State. For more great ideas on how and where to enjoy your summer in Louisiana, click HERE!

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