Shreveport-Bossier COVID-19 update: Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has instituted a gradual reopening of many businesses with occupancy restrictions, enhanced sanitation, social distancing, personal protection equipment and other appropriate protection measures necessary to protect the health and safety of the people in Louisiana. Although many businesses have been approved for limited reopening, some nonessential businesses will remain closed to the public. Before you visit a business, please call to confirm that they are open, and to find out what restrictions are being enforced.
Shreveport-Bossier: Louisiana’s Other Side is a metropolitan area of about 350,000 people. It is ideally situated in northwest Louisiana about 15 minutes from the Texas border on the west and 30 minutes from the Arkansas border on the north.
The Red River connects the two cities and since Shreveport’s early inception, the riverfront has served as the hub of the city’s commercial life. What began life as a log-jammed river port has now become home to a splendid convention center, five riverboat casinos, year-round festivals and a riverfront shopping/dining/entertainment venue.
The people are charming and the dining is unparalleled mixing the wide-open Texas spirit with the spicy Louisiana Cajun attitude.
The area has a lively arts, craft brewery and music scene. The diverse museums tell the story of famous musicians, galaxies, cultures, and explorers. The festivals showcase Louisiana’s traditions of good music, great food and all night entertainment.