Below are a selection of tours offered complimentary of the hosts. Once we receive confirmed registration for the meeting, participants who select a post tour will be advised of their status.
All post-tours will pick up from Lafayette on Sunday, Oct. 15 and depart from the nearest airport on Oct. 17 or 18.
Limit: 4 | Actives Only
Oct. 15-17 (optional extra day may be available)
Just across the lake from New Orleans, St. Tammany Parish, aka the Louisiana Northshore, offers visitors quirky towns, soft adventure in majestic green spaces, and a vibrant, diverse culinary scene that embraces farm to table as well as the perfect seafood gumbo.
Fam participants will stay at the elegant boutique Southern Hotel in downtown Covington’s historic district, eat at great spots like Oxlot 9, La Provence and the fabulous Liz’s Where Y’at Diner, as well as enjoy an afternoon on the lake in a pontoon boat.
We’re serving up a Northshore smorgasbord, so choose your pleasures. Among the options are a visit to the Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival on the banks of the Tchefuncte River; nature walk with Native American historian/musician Grayhawk Perkins; tour and tasting at Abita Brewery; checking out the little shops in old Mandeville; a tour of the pristine Honey Island Swamp or a kayak paddle down Cane Bayou.
For more information visit www.LouisianaNorthshore.com.
Limit: 4 | Actives Only
Explore Shreveport-Bossier: Louisiana’s Other Side during two fun-filled autumn days. From zip lining through an alligator-filled swamp at Gators and Friends Alligator Park and Exotic Zoo to sampling Louisiana’s famous drive-through daiquiris and dining at local institutions like Herby-K’s and Strawn’s Eat Shop, this two-day “crash course” in Shreveport-Bossier’s unique blend of cultures will be filled with art, adventure and great local eats.
Trip will begin on Sunday, Oct. 15 and end on Tuesday, Oct. 17. Accommodations, meals, ground transportation and admission fees will be complimentary to participants.
Please note that this trip will involve climbing stairs and riding a zip line.
For more information visit www.shreveport-bossier.org.
Limit: 8 | Actives Only
In the meantime visit www.visitlakecharles.org for more information.
Limit: 10 | Actives Only
We invite you to explore New Orleans, a city known for its vibrant culture, world class cuisine, original jazz music and a rich history. This trip will showcase a mix of classic New Orleans, the influences and traditions that molded the city, as well as new developments and trending restaurants that keep the city feeling young as it approaches its 300th anniversary in 2018. The itinerary will offer ample free time for exploring with attraction passes and suggestions, with one planned activity and two planned meals per day for a balanced and well-rounded itinerary that makes you feel like one of the locals – eating, drinking, exploring and playing like locals do.
The trip will include three-night accommodations, meals and activities.
Visit www.neworleanscvb.com for more information.