The apex of any journey to the southern United States lies within the thick, sultry air found on a Louisiana luxury holiday. This state is nestled next to the Gulf Coast, known around the world for its eclectic hodge podge of music, food, and good times. The swamps of Louisiana are the birthplace of zydeco and the stomping grounds of French-speaking Cajuns. The north of the state is known for its rural industries, and all roads in Louisiana point to the historic strum of New Orleans’ French Quarter.

This is the oldest neighborhood in New Orleans, and the home to some of its more famous must-dos. Within its streets find the beignets at Cafe Du Monde, the dueling pianos at Pat O’Brien’s, the buskers at Jackson Square, and the voodoo allure of Marie Laveau’s. Visitors find it hard to resist the boozy commotion of Rue Bourbon, more commonly known as Bourbon Street. Frivolity can be found in any number of bars and clubs along this historic avenue, by day and night.

Chefs like Emeril Lagasse and John Besh have found fame from the Louisiana legacy of outstanding Creole cuisine. Sample fresh Gulf Coast seafood prepared with French classical refinement and flavored with Cajun spices. With Ker & Downey, you can meet the next generation of innovative chefs who are adding to New Orleans’ reputation as a culinary powerhouse.

Creole flair permeates the state’s rich music, arts, and rotating festivals, proving that Louisiana is always up for a party. New Orleans plays host to many greats, including the Essence Festival, the New Orleans Jazz Fest, and the Tennessee Williams Festival for literature and film. A few weeks before Ash Wednesday, the entire region comes to life with parades and the bead-slinging fun of Mardi Gras.

Ker & Downey suggests that visitors combine the spirit of Louisiana with the soul of its neighbor, Mississippi. The musical history of the southern United States is part of the overall Deep South wonderland, from the performance halls of New Orleans to the blues clubs in Clarksdale. Experience it all with Ker & Downey – contact your luxury travel consultant to plan your own Louisiana luxury holiday.