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.
What is there to see and do in Shreveport and Bossier City?
The area has five casinos and a horse racing track, riverfront shopping, year-round festivals, golf courses, outdoor recreation, zip-lining, skydiving, flyboarding, museums and arts.
How to do I find restaurants that locals love to eat at?
There is an Eat Here Food Lover’s Guide that has 25 of the most celebrated bites in Shreveport and Bossier City. It highlights popular dishes like the Shrimp Buster, strawberry icebox pie, muffy and more. Click here to view the latest version.
How many casinos are in the area?
There are five casinos and one racino, a combination of live and simulcast horse racing and slot machines. The casinos are located along the riverfront in Shreveport and Bossier City. They offer clubs and nightlife, restaurants, spas and luxury hotels. For more information click here.
Where is a good place to shop?
The area has two malls – Pierre Bossier Mall and Mall St. Vincent. It also offers the Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets along the banks of the riverfront in Bossier City. This popular lifestyle center offers a movie theater, restaurants, shops and more. Shoppes at Bellemead in Shreveport offers great retails shops and restaurants, too. If you are looking for local shops visit Tubbs Hardware and Cajun Gifts, Enchanted Gardens, Agora Borealis or several of the shops on Line Avenue. Click here for a full list of retail options.
What is there for kids to do?
Kids really enjoy learning at Sci-Port Discovery Center, miniature golf and arcade at Party Central, zip-lining and exotic animals at Gators and Friends Adventure Park, showcasing their creativity at Artspace, and many other museums and galleries. For a complete list of attractions, click here.
Are tours available to explore the city?
There are several self-driving tours including the Shreveport-Bossier Film Trail, Downtown Walking Historical Tour, and a GPS-activated tour on the Boom or Bust Byway app. There is a seasonal walking tour – Shreve Town Ghost Walk Tour. For groups of 10 or more there are several tours to choose from: All About the Roses, Shreveport Cradle of the Stars Music Tour, Backstage Music Tour at the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, Red River District Sightseeing and Entertainment Tour, Science is Fun and The Perfect Pair – Wine and Chocolate. To plan a group experience click here.
Where can I find souvenirs and post cards?
The Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau offers visitors complimentary post cards at the downtown office. Other great places to buy souvenirs include Tubbs Hardware and Cajun Gifts, Ralph & Kacoo’s False River Gift Shop, Lewis Gifts, The Agora Borealis, and Enchanted Garden.
Where is Shreveport and Bossier City located?
Shreveport and Bossier City are joined by the Red River in the northwest corner of Louisiana about 20 miles east of Texas and about 35 miles south of Arkansas. Two interstate highways, I-20 and I-49, intersect in Shreveport. The Downtown Shreveport Visitor Center is located at 629 Spring Street, Shreveport, Louisiana 71101.
How bad is the traffic?
One of the great things about Shreveport and Bossier City is how easy it is to get around. With I-20 and I-49 running through the area, you’re just a few minutes from everywhere. In downtown and other areas, you can expect a very slight slow-down at rush hour, but even then, traffic moves at a steady pace.