Two Louisiana parishes work to draw tourists from each other

State News

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — (11/2/19) Two parishes in southeast Louisiana are launching a joint promotion to draw tourists from each other.

Tangipahoa Parish is north-northeast of New Orleans, stretching from the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain north, toward Mississippi.

Lafourche Parish is southwest of New Orleans, split by a long bayou that ends at the Gulf of Mexico.

Now, tourism officials in each parish are encouraging visits from the other. Each has posted suggested itineraries for day-trips or overnight getaways.

Suggested itineraries for Lafourche include the parish’s Cajun Bayou Food Trail, which highlights restaurants featuring Cajun cuisine. It also includes outdoor activities like airboat tours and local cultural spots.

Tangipahoa Parish is highlighting its Global Wildlife Center, where visitors can hand-feed animals. Also featured are pumpkin-picking at local farms and the annual Louisiana Renaissance Fest.

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