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With Labor Day weekend right around the corner amidst a fourth wave of COVID-19 infections, staying close to home might be a good idea. That said, we've put together some 'safer' Shreveport staycation ideas for you!

Want to help our local economy and entertain you and yours at the same time? I've come up with some fun destinations for you to visit on Labor Day weekend right here in NWLA.

1. Mardi Gras Museum -  Visit the Mardi Gras Museum right next to the Krewe of Gemini Den in Bossier City at 2101 East Texas Street. See a visual history of Mardi Gras in our area, incredible costumes, and more! Call 318-230-3282 to schedule a tour.

2. Sci-Port Discovery Center -  Sci-Port is truly a feather in our collective caps here in NWLA. It's a tremendous resource for families and provides excellent STEM-oriented play/education.

3. The Shreveport Aquarium - The Shreveport Aquarium is a newer addition to our fine city and it's sure to delight children of all ages with tons of activities, tours and experiences.

4. Go Hiking - Shreveport-Bossier has some of the finest hiking trails around where beautiful scenery abounds. Check out our favorite trails here. 

5. Local restaurants - We know how to eat in Louisiana and our food is just as good in NWLA as it is in New Orleans. Click the link to see some of our top local eateries. Some of my personal favorites include Herby K's, Orlandeaux's, The Cub, Ernest's, Nicky's, and Superior Grill!

6. Have a picnic - Fry up some chicken and throw it in a basket or stop by your favorite drive-thru. These are our favorite spots to break bread together in nature. 

7. Hit the water and go fishing - We aren't called the Sportsman's Paradise for nothing! Here are our picks for the best lakes around. 

Of course, there are many more local attractions we could add like Chimp Haven, Gators & Friends, the Barksdale Global Power Museum, Jubilee Zoo, the Norton Art Gallery, Municipal Auditorium, the Strand Theatre, and more. Shoot us a message and let us know which attractions you would recommend!

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