Bossier City is proud to be home to some of the Bossier Parish’s most unique attractions and activities, as well as some of Louisiana’s most iconic scenery. Featuring dozens of tasty restaurants, parks, and recreation centers, Bossier has something fun for every member of the family -- not to mention a number of vacation rentals that are move-in ready.
The Red River National Wildlife Refuge is one of Bossier City’s most popular recreation centers, as it offers a number of hiking trails, bird watching, opportunities to see wildlife, pecan picking, a dock and boat launch for adventures on Lake Caroline, kayaking and canoeing, and a gift shop for purchasing souvenirs and gifts. Sticking with the great outdoors, visitors can enjoy a game of golf at Bomber Bayou Golf Course, go swimming or rock climbing at Mike Woods Park, or spend the afternoon playing baseball and having a picnic at Walbrook Park.
For travelers who like to take home a piece of the city in which they’re visiting, the Louisiana Boardwalk is a great place to spend the day, with the boardwalk offering dozens of popular stores and delicious eateries and cafes. After dark, guests can try their luck at the Margaritaville Resort Casino or check out Bossier’s most infamous night club -- Big Country.
A few other fun things to do include bowling at Holiday Lanes, catching a hit film at Regal Cinemas Bossier Corners 9, getting a manicure or massage at Destiny Day Spa, and knock the socks off of your family and friends by playing and winning an arcade game at Island Fun Arcade.
In many cases, Bossier’s vacation rentals are located within walking distance of local point of interests, however, some give off a classic Southern feel, being located a bit off the beaten path. Guests are guaranteed to find a unique house to meet their needs, as the city offers everything from deluxe homes with backyard pools to small suburban cottages and cabins. A popular area of town for vacation bookings is the area around the Louisiana Boardwalk.
The best time to visit Bossier is from April to June if you’re looking for ideal summer weather. For cooler temperatures, your best option is visiting between September and mid October.
In nearby Shreveport, the area’s Mardi Gras celebration is in full swing each year, featuring seven parades that are each abundant with colorful floats, costumes, music, and of course, goodies being tossed to the crowd.
For families with a passion for learning, a visit to the Barksdale Global Power Museum should be on the bucket list. The museum includes numerous full-size, authentic airplanes, and six indoor exhibits that showcase the history of the air crafts. Party Central Family Fun Center provides wholesome family fun, offering mini-golf, go-karts, water toys, arcade games, and a variety of other fun activities that both children and parents will love.