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Vacation in Shreveport-Bossier - Louisiana

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Area Overview

Shreveport-Bossier: Louisiana’s Other Side is a mixture of the spicy Cajun attitude and wide-open Texas spirit. It’s a unique destination in northwest Louisiana where Creole meets cowboy. It’s where hot crawfish meets big Texas steaks. Our blend of cultures have a tendency to sneak up and surprise you. You have to come here to experience the vast musical heritage and stand on the stage where Elvis Presley had his first professional debut, cruise on the mighty Red River, shop on the riverfront, tango with Lady Luck at six Vegas style casinos or catch a heart pounding race at the racetrack. If you are looking for a destination that offers variety and spice of life, then you’ve come to the right place.

Includes Cities/Towns: Barksdale Afb, Bossier City, Shreveport.

Things to Do

Recreation & Fitness

Shreveport and Bossier City offer a great mix of fun activities like riverfront shopping, museums and outdoor adventures. Discover great shopping and more at Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets, the state’s largest outdoor lifestyle, dining and entertainment destination or Line Avenue's five miles of shops, restaurants and other retail. Tour the museums and art galleries with the entire family. Book one of ten new group tours to immerse yourself in the area's fun culture. Enjoy the lively-music and downtown nightlife. Visit Shreveport and Bossier City and find plenty of fun things to do and experience.

Cultural Activities

For family fun with an educational twist, tour Shreveport museums and galleries. Discover Sci-Port: Discovery Center more than 290 hands-on exhibits and programming that allow all ages to explore the world of mathematics, science and technology. Wander through the galleries and check out the vintage aircrafts at the Barksdale Global Power Museum – a museum on the Barksdale Air Force Base. Explore hundreds of paintings and sculptures at R.W. Norton Art Gallery, Shreveport’s largest museum.


Gamers love a thrilling game of blackjack, the jingle-jangle of a winning slot machine, and world-class poker. Indulge in these and more at the six riverboat casinos along the Red River. Shreveport casinos include Sam’s Town Hotel & Casino and Eldorado Resort Casino Shreveport. Bossier City casinos include Horseshoe Casino & Hotel, Margaritaville Resort Casino, DiamondJacks Casino & Resort and Boomtown Casino & Hotel. The casinos are open 24 hours a day and the fun never stops.

For the heart-pounding thrill of live horse racing, Harrah’s Louisiana Downs has all the right stuff. Home of the Super Derby, Louisiana Downs offers live thoroughbred racing, quarter horse racing, and year-round simulcast. When the ponies aren’t running, try the action on the casino floor, with more than 1,300 slot machines.


Shreveport-Bossier: Louisiana’s Other Side is a mix of big-city amenities and small-town ease. If you’re driving – whether you have a rental or your own vehicle – you don’t have to worry about getting around. You’re never more than 20 minutes from anywhere, and big-city traffic jams are just never our style.


Monthly Temperatures / Rainfall

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain
 January  36.5  46.4  56.2  4.6 "
 February  40.3  51.1  62.0  4.2 "
 March  47.2  58.5  69.7  4.2 "
 April  53.8  65.2  76.6  4.4 "
 May  62.7  73.0  83.2  5.3 "
 June  69.9  79.8  89.8  5.1 "
 July  73.4  83.3  93.3  4.0 "
 August  72.3  82.8  93.4  2.7 "
 September  66.4  77.0  87.6  3.2 "
 October  55.0  66.7  78.3  4.5 "
 November  45.3  56.0  66.8  4.7 "
 December  38.3  48.4  58.5  4.6 "

Best Time To Go:

Spring and fall.

Spring temperatures are mild with averages in the mid 60's and highs in the mid 70's. Nights are cool with lows in the mid 50's. Summer temperatures are warm with averages in the low 80's and highs in the low 90's. Nights are mild with lows in the low 70's. Fall temperatures are mild with averages in the mid 60's and highs in the upper 70's. Nights are cool with lows in the mid 50's. Winter temperatures are cold with averages in the upper 40's and highs in the upper 50's. Nights are cold with lows in the upper 30's.


A visit to Shreveport and Bossier City will include an abundance of comfort and good old Southern hospitality. With more than 10,500 hotel rooms, there is one that fits every style, location and budget requirement. Choose from the world-class luxury of Horseshoe Casino & Hotel, the upscale boutique elegance at Remington Suites, the contemporary amenities of Hilton Shreveport Hotel or the history and charm of a quaint bed and breakfast inn.

In town for business? Choose a hotel downtown or near the airport. Getting to a meeting or catching a flight has never been easier.

Enjoying a weekend getaway? It’s easy to get around in Shreveport and Bossier City. There’s likely to be an outstanding attraction and plenty of unique dining just minutes from the hotel.


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