Shreveport-Bossier is the tale of two cities that offer open-air adventures for modern-day families and a breath of fresh air for traditional families that miss the pre-pandemic plans they once had.
If you want to avoid crowds and closed-in areas, spend a day in Sportsman’s Paradise trekking along the Boom or Bust Byway, a nationally designated route that travels through rural north Louisiana. There are thick, juicy burgers to dig into, lakes and bayous to dive into, u-pick farming opportunities, and overnight cabins and RV parks that offer your family a restful night in nature.
One of the byway’s most popular festivals returns this summer! The Sunflower Trail and Festivaltakes place Saturday, June 19 in Gilliam. It’s a full afternoon of live music, local vendors, festival foods and drinks, and most importantly, sunflower fields. The sunflowers are in full bloom from mid-June through early July. It’s the perfect way to get that one-on-one with nature you’ve been craving, so escape the city and take a road trip on the Boom or Bust Byway.
Families seeking a simplified vacation plan a weekend in Shreveport-Bossier’s “Two-Mile Bubble.”This is an unofficial term used by locals to showcase everything to do within a two-mile range, which includes the popular regions of downtown Shreveport and the East Bank District across the river in Bossier City. Instead of lugging your family around town, you can indulge in unlimited fun with limited driving. Here’s a few suggested stops:
WHERE TO EAT
Stop by Flying Heart Brewing and Pub in the East Bank District to grab craft pizza, dessert waffles and beer.
Step into the Chocolate Crocodile at the Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets for a wide variety of decadent treats.
The Missing Link in downtown Shreveport takes hot dogs to another level. They have converted this all-American meal into a one-of-a-kind Cajun experience.
WHAT TO DO
Book a biking tour of Shreveport-Bossier with SB Rides. It’s the best way to take in the cities’ treasures one stop at a time.
Take advantage of Uncommon Days at Caddo Common Park in downtown Shreveport. This up-and-coming arts district is perfect for families that want to lounge under the sun with food and fun at their fingertips.
Visit www.SBFunGuide.com to see what summer events are happening in our area. The summer calendar is stacked with things to do.
For more ways to have fun in Shreveport-Bossier, visit www.Shreveport-Bossier.org.