If you’re looking for a road-less-traveled for your next vacation, want to see a different side of Louisiana, or just looking for a unique summer trip, Livingston Parish, LA is a great summer destination. Just an hour from New Orleans and just outside Baton Rouge, Livingston Parish has a variety of activities, experiences, sights, and more to offer anyone. From solo travelers, to new couples and families, there’s something for everyone to experience in Livingston Parish. Here are ten of the most fun summer activities you can add to your Livingston Parish Itinerary.
1. Hit the Links at Greystone Golf & Country Club
Who’s it For: The sport enthusiast, or someone just looking to get a little time out on the golf course.
There’s nothing quite like getting a relaxing round of 18 holes in on your vacation, and whether you’re a veteran to the sport or just taking up golf for the first time, Greystone Golf & Country Club can offer you a memorable golfing experience. On-site lessons will help you get acclimated with the game, and there are also tennis courts, a swimming pool, and a playground among other amenities, so you and your family can all have something to do for the day – even if they aren’t golfers. Be sure to stick around after your game for a drink and a meal at Greystone’s dining facilities.
2. Stay the Night at Carter Plantation
Who’s it For: Golf enthusiasts, those looking to stay off the beaten path, and those looking to tie the knot.
Greystone isn’t the only site- Carter Plantation is another great golf course for the golf enthusiast. This par-72 course is designed by David Toms to be accessible for golfers from all experience levels, and was voted in Golf Magazine’s Top 10 Courses You Can Play list.
But the appeal doesn’t end on the golf course. The Villas at Carter Plantation is a unique living experience you won’t want to miss out on. There are 42 rooms across six separate villas that make this lodging intimate and unlike anything else you may have experienced before. This also makes for a fantastic wedding venue, where guests can watch loved ones join in holy matrimony, celebrate, and then head to the villas for the night!
3. Relax on a Lazy River with Tiki Tubing
Who’s it For: Local visitors looking for a weekend activity, tourists looking for something fun and relaxing. What’s a better way to celebrate summer than to lazily float down the scenic Amite River in a tube, hanging out with friends, and maybe sharing a drink or two with them over a six hour experience? Tiki Tubing offers that experience for both local visitors and tourists. Everything is available on site, from tubes to coolers and floats for the coolers, so just bring a relaxed mindset and maybe a couple drinks! No glass or Styrofoam though.
4. Rent an RV and Camp at KOA Campgrounds or Lakeside RV Park
Who’s it For: Those looking to camp out, those looking for an RV experience.
This Denham Springs campsite is the perfect RV getaway for road warriors, locals looking to take their home away from home on the road, or people looking to take their rented RV and hang out for a few days. The campgrounds are pet friendly, and features a variety of amp services, a pool, a picnic pavilion, and cable TV service (because Game of Thrones won’t watch itself!). Pull up, put your rig in park, and spend the night!
Close to KOA is Lakeside RV Park, which is another great option for RV campers out there. With fishing, a pool, a game room, and not to mention on site laundry facilities, this is another great way to experience the great outdoors from the comfort of an RV.
5. Take a Hike Through Tickfaw State Park
Who’s it For: Hikers, nature enthusiasts, and those looking to get a little outdoor exercise with their family.
After a brief closure because of historic flooding in 2016, the cabins at Tickfaw State Park are reopened and available for people to stay in. But whether you’re looking to lodge in nature or just take a hike through it, Tickfaw is a must-see State Park in Louisiana that every visitor should make time to check out. It’s certainly off the beaten path, but the journey is well worth it!
6. Country, City, or Small Town – Take Your Pick of Dining Options
Who’s it For: Foodies, explorers, or anyone who needs a good meal!
Whether you’re looking for something familiar on your family vacation or want a new dining experience, Livingston Parish has a variety of dining options for every type of foodie (and picky eater!) out there. Head to a city to try some great local restaurants, or explore the small town dining where mom and pop restaurants have as much character in their restaurants as they do flavors in their menu. And if you want a truly local experience head to the country for some Cajun-style cooking and southern flavors.
7. Take a Two-Step and Enjoy Some Country Style Music!
Who’s it For: Country music enthusiasts, music enthusiasts, and families looking for some great entertainment!
Country music’s popularity may be all over, but why settle for whatever’s on the radio when you can enjoy local and authentic country music right in Livingston Parish? Grand Country Junction and Old South Jamboree offer a live and true-to-sound Branson-style country music experience. Locals, tourists, and families can all come together and enjoy the hallmark music of the south the best way possible – in person!
8. SPIKE! Take to the Sand for Some Beach Volleyball Action
Who’s it For: Sport enthusiasts, first time players, the “I like the beach but I want something to do while I’m there” type of people
Beach volleyball combines all the great things for a good summer day: a fun activity, the beach, good weather, and a chance to hang out and socialize with your friends both old and new. So why not take a trip to the Laguna Beach Volleyball complex and serve up some fun? After you’re done you can hang out and listen to live music, enjoy a UFC match, or chow down on some grilled food at the covered Cabana.
9. Pick a Strawberry or Two (or a Whole Lot More!)
Who’s it For: Families, people looking for fresh fruit, people who are hungry
Mrs. Heather’s Strawberry Patch is a great way to spend a day with the family. Being out in the sun, walking through fields of fresh strawberries, and enjoying your trip with a unique experience is what you traveled to Livingston Parish to do, and Mrs. Heather’s won’t disappoint. After you’re done picking strawberries you can also enjoy some family-friendly activities!
10. Shop for Antiques at the Antique and Art District
Who’s it For: People looking for a special piece of history to have in their homes, antique and bargain hunters
Want something memorable from your trip to Livingston Parish? Looking for a new antique to decorate your home with? Just want to check out what all the fuss is about antique shopping? The Antique and Arts District in Denham Springs is just what you’re looking for! Don’t think you have to be an expert on antiques or art to appreciate what the Antique and Art District have – there’s something for everyone here. And whether you’re just passing through storefronts, looking for a bargain on a new piece, or just want to hang out and eat locally and then see what events they have going on, the charming Antique and Art District is the perfect way to spend a day in Livingston Parish.
Don’t let your adventure to Livingston Parish stop at this list. There’s plenty more to do – from museums, to more dining and shopping, to festivals, and beyond. Check out the Livingston Parish Tourism site for more fun things you can do, and watch the video for inspiration and even more details on ways to plan your trip.