It’s also important to keep an eye out for inclement tropical whether. Louisiana has frequent rain, which should also be taken into account when moving. Another reason it’s vitally important to take weather into account when moving is because the state is no stranger to hurricanes. If a hurricane makes landfall anywhere in the US, it usually happens between late August and early October, so it you’re planning a late summer move, be sure to thoroughly check weather forecasts and have a second option in case your move needs to be rescheduled. As long as there is not any major inclement weather being forecasted, it’s almost always the perfect season to move to Louisiana.
Recreation and Landscape
Louisiana has a number of natural and man-made attractions that cannot be found anywhere else in the U.S. The state boasts several protected wildlife areas including swamps, plains and forests, so if you’re a nature lover, you’re in for a treat.
One of the state’s largest natural areas is Kisatchie National Forest, a 600,000-acre area of land that protects hundreds of acres of vital flatwoods vegetation and supports many rare plant and animal species including the Louisiana pine snake and Red-cockaded woodpecker. The protected Lake Pontchartrain swamp area provides another large and important natural area, with southern wetland wildlife species including egrets, alligators, and sturgeon. If you enjoy nature walks and observing wildlife, Louisiana is paradise.
If nature is not you’re thing, then Louisiana is home to one of the country’s most unique, lively and most visited cities, New Orleans. New Orleans is the center of Louisiana’s booming tourism industry and sees millions of visitors from around the world each year. The city has no end of attractions from eating at the many different seafood, soul food and French inspired restaurants and vendors around the city, to watching NFL games played at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, home of the 2009 Super Bowl XLIV champion New Orleans Saints. By far, the most popular annual event in the city of New Orleans is Mardi Gras, a Carnival celebration that typically takes place between early February and Fat Tuesday in early March. The city’s historic French Quarter is flooded with happy tourists and light up with thousands of beautiful decorations during one the biggest yearly public celebrations in the U.S.