Louisiana has not one but seven world-class convention cities–New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Alexandria, Shreveport and Monroe. In any one of these cities, meeting planners will find thousands of square feet of flexible meeting space, an abundance of hotels in every price range, and restaurants that put the competition to shame.
But chances are, you know all that. And if you don’t, you can simply visit the individual city listings on this website to find out more.
We’d prefer to use this space to tell you what there is to do in Louisiana when meetings aren’t in session. Events held in Louisiana break attendance records year after year for one simple reason: We have more square feet of fun than anywhere else on earth.
What do you do in Louisiana when you’re not in meetings? A better question might be “What do you do first?”
Let’s start with a little music. Your attendees can hear live jazz, zydeco, Cajun, country, rock, the blues, and funk on any given night in dancehalls and nightclubs all across the state. And speaking of nightlife, world-class gaming is available not far from most of our convention centers.
Food is another reason meeting planners bring their events back here time and time again. Louisiana chefs are nothing short of celebrities, and Old Man River is our “food channel.” An epiphany is guaranteed with every spoonful, whether it’s Cajun, Creole, soul food or something equally wonderful.