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Destination guide

Try your luck on Shreveport's riverboat tables

The city of Shreveport is squeezed between the Red River and Cross Lake in northwest Louisiana. It's often, unfairly, overshadowed by its more famous neighbor New Orleans, but those who make the effort to visit are treated to some top-notch museums, eateries serving up fine Southern fare and the renovated waterfront. A loop-hole in an old law allows riverboat casinos to operate along the banks of the Red River and if you fancy a flutter on the tables and slots, they make for a mighty fine evening out, particularly if you return to your Shreveport vacation rental a winner.

Things to do

Wander the Red River waterfront at Shreveport

A good introduction to the city is an amble along the Red River which meanders through Shreveport. This waterfront hotspot's residents include some of the city's best eateries, museums and retail spaces. Feeling lucky? You can swing into one of the casinos to have a flutter on the gaming tables or slots. If that's not your bag, you could stop by the old Strand Theater to take in one of the musicals, or the Shreveport Municipal Memorial Auditorium, where the likes of Hank Williams, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley cut their teeth.

Activities

Zip-line over Shreveport's alligator infested waters

The parks, lakes and bayous of Louisiana's northwest provide a playground for activities and it's all easily reached when you overnight in a Shreveport vacation rental. You can take your pick of adventures, whether you're a motorhead looking to hurtle around the racetrack, or a thrill-seeker getting your kicks by zip-lining over alligator-packed waters. You can spend your days hiking along the state's public trails, mountain biking along the winding tracks, or taking your clubs to any number of the nearby golf courses for a sunny day teeing off.

Weather

Celebrate Mardi Gras in Shreveport

The prime time for travel to Shreveport is in the spring, when the climate can be wonderfully warm and the Mardi Gras celebrations are in full swing. To save on Shreveport vacation rentals, consider traveling to the city in summer or fall, when the weather can be as sizzling as the prices. You'll never have to queue for anything but remember your umbrella, as it can get a little rainy around the hotter seasons. The winters can be chilly, but rarely drop below freezing and are also a great time to score a bargain.

Natural features

Look out for alligators in Shreveport

For a day out in nature, you could drive an hour or so south to the Sabine National Forest, which sits just over the border in Texas. The 161,000 acres of American beech, Florida maple and longleaf pine forest provides a habitat for enough species to satisfy even the pickiest of wildlife spotters. Waterfowl such as geese and ducks splash around in the waterways, while furry critters like rabbits and hares scamper around the forest floor. If you keep your eyes peeled, you may even spot the odd alligator lurking. Perhaps skip a swim.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Shreveport

Fly into Shreveport, LA (SHV-Shreveport Regional), the closest airport, located 6.2 mi (10 km) from the city center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Shreveport, LA?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 35 vacation rentals around Shreveport. From 2 condo and apartment rentals to 9 cabin rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Shreveport?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Shreveport. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Sam's Town Casino: 30 vacation rentals
  • Sci-Port Louisiana's Science Center: 30 vacation rentals
  • Gardens of the American Rose Center: 30 vacation rentals
  • Shreveport Convention Center: 30 vacation rentals
  • R.S. Barnwell Memorial Garden & Art Center: 30 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Shreveport listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Shreveport?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 2 Condos/Apartments in Shreveport. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Shreveport include:

  • Cabins: 9 rentals available
  • Houses: 18 rentals available
  • Studios: 3 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in Shreveport?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 33 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in Shreveport. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.