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No one knows Shreveport-Bossier City, LA better than the Convention and Tourist Bureau and these are their top 23 recommendations for locals to try out in 2023. Don't get me wrong. We know a lot about Shreveport-Bossier, but it's these guys' job to make sure that folks both from around the country and from right here in town are aware of all the great things we have to offer when there's time for a visit and we have to say, we like where their head is at!

Here are the top 23 things to do/try in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA in 2023 according to the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau:

1. Go to a Mudbugs Hockey game
2. Eat a shrimp and grits ball at Earnestly Tootie's
3. Visit Riverview Park

hand made glass blowing

4. Try glass blowing at High Gravity or Sanctuary Glass
5. Eat Shreveport-style stuffed shrimp at Orlandeaux's
6. Read up on the history of the Ogilvie-Wiener House

Beautiful background of roses.

7. Check out the nation's largest rose garden at the American Rose Center
8. Stand where Elvis played his first radio show at Municipal Auditorium
9. Check out PrizeFest

silhouettes of concert crowd

10. Explore R.W. Norton Art Gallery
11. Check out all the Red River Revel Arts Festival has to offer
12. Ice skate at George's Pond

Adorable little boy in winter clothes with protections skating on ice rink
Daniel Chetroni

13. Get a frozen daiquiri to-go at Frozen Pirogue
14. See live music at Hurricane Alley
15. Try the flaming gumbo at Ernest's


16. See the sunflowers along the Boom or Bust Byway
17. Get a stuffed snoball at StreetCar Station
18. Check out the Red River Balloon Rally

Hot air balloon is getting ready to rise.

19. Try the Shrimp Buster at Herby-K's
20. See the Bakowski Bridge of Lights
21. Touch a stingray at the Shreveport Aquarium

Stingray in its natural habitat

22. Find the secret fairy garden at the R.W. Norton Botanical Garden
23. See a show at The Strand
Bonus: Get a late-night bowl of ramen at Ghost Ramen

I don't know about you, but I'm loving this list and I definitely plan to be a tourist in my own hometown this year. I'm embarrassed to say I haven't done half of these things. For shame! Want to add to the list or maybe admit that you haven't done them all yourself? Send me a 'chat' in our free app or an email to After all, we can't expect people to come support Shreveport-Bossier if we don't support it ourselves, right?

@visitshreveportbossier Here are 23 things to add to your New Year’s Resolutions list in 2023! Tell us what you’ll be doing, or what you would add in the comments below! #VisitSB #shreveport #shreveportlouisiana #newyearsresolution #travel #thingstodo ♬ Astro Beat - Staysee

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