Ah, summer. The heat is on, the kids are bored at home, and sometimes you just need a little break. For a lot of us, our busy schedules won’t allow a week-long trip to the beach. But that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a moment of relaxation outside of our busy lives. So pack light, fill up the gas tank, and hit the road! All of these places are under 3 hours from Shreveport:
1. Broken Bow, OK
Drive time: 2 hours 30 minutes.
Go here for: Scenery, clear water, trout fishing, water sports, golf, camping
2. Hot Springs
Drive time: 3 hours
Go here for: Hot Springs Mountain, Bathhouse Row, spas and resorts.
3. Albert Pike Recreational Area – Langley, AR
Drive time: 2 hours 45 min
Go here for: Camping, fishing streams, canoeing, rock climbing, hiking.
4. Vicksburg, MS
Drive time: 2 hours, 37 min
Go here for: USS Cairo Museum, Military Park, Riverboat casinos, Anchuca Mansion, and other Antebellum home tours.
5. The Piney Woods Wine Trail
Drive Time: Most are within 2 hours of Shreveport.
Go here for: The wine, of course! (You’ll probably want to leave the kids at home for this one). Click here for a larger map and more info on the Piney Woods Wine Trail Site.
6. Poverty Point, Louisiana
Drive Time: 2 hours, 15 min
Go here for: Historic sight-seeing, fishing, and golf at beautiful Black Bear, Louisiana’s best public golf course.