The International Traveler’s Guide to Louisiana Boardwalk
Shreveport and its Red River sister city of Bossier have always been well-known for three things: racetracks, casinos and sporting events. But there’s much more to this section of Northern Louisiana than just cheering fans and slot machines. With the completion of The Outlets at Louisiana Boardwalk in May 2005, Shreveport-Bossier has become a mecca for brand-name value shoppers.
What Is The Outlets at Louisiana Boardwalk?
It also includes a cinema, hotels, multiple restaurants, a beautifully designed outdoor entertainment area complete with picnic grounds, trolley rides and a carousel. For a break from shopping and dining, groups can stroll down the Red River Promenade and meet up at The Outlets at Louisiana Boardwalk Feature Fountain. Nearby attractions include the new Margaritaville Resort Casino, the racetrack at Louisiana Downs, the Mardi Gras Museum and the entire downtown area. With plenty to do in the Shreveport-Bossier area, The Outlets at Louisiana Boardwalk is where amazing savings are accessorized with fun.
Shop, stay and save- all in one location
The Outlets at Louisiana Boardwalk’s shops are easily the biggest draw for many visitors. For international shoppers, the deal is especially sweet. Not only do they get regular savings (featured on The Outlets at Louisiana Boardwalk website), they can receive a refund on their sales tax by showing a passport or official picture ID. (Participating stores only; for details, go to The Outlets at Louisiana Boardwalk Information Center.)
When The Outlets at Louisiana Boardwalk opened, it boasted the only Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World in the state. Now, with over 60 stores, restaurants and entertainment options, The Outlets at Louisiana Boardwalk offers a fashion and family-fun destination for all. With savings up to 65% off, designer brands include Kay Jewelers, Cold Stone Creamery, Royal Cinemas (which includes an IMAX screen among its 14 theaters), Build-a-Bear Workshop, Joe’s Crab Shack, Bath and Body Works, GAP Outlet, Banana Republic Factory Store, Lane Bryant Outlet, Fossil, GUESS Factory Store, Carter’s, Crocs, Yankee Candle and Wilson’s Leather Outlet. And the complex is still home to the only Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World within a three-and-a-half-hour radius.
Should all this shopping and dining get your group tired, as it usually does, the Courtyard by Marriott is ready to welcome The Outlets at Louisiana Boardwalk guests for a good night’s rest. Conveniently, it shares the same general site as The Outlets at Louisiana Boardwalk. With 128 rooms available, fitting in even the largest group of tourists is not an issue.
Group Travel Perks
Groups of international travelers will find a ready welcome throughout The Outlets at Louisiana Boardwalk as selected retailers offer special coupons and discounts to travel groups. Groups who register with The Outlets at Louisiana Boardwalk can also receive exclusive gift packages. If your travelers are on Facebook or Twitter, they can use these social media outlets to get access to members-only deals.
Travel and Practical Info
Getting to Shreveport-Bossier is as easy as booking a flight into Shreveport Regional Airport. (Delta, United, Allegiant and American Airlines all offer flights to this airport.) Once your group is on the ground, finding The Outlets at Louisiana Boardwalk is just as simple. It’s located on the aptly named Boardwalk Boulevard, between East Texas Street and I-20, just minutes away from I-49 and Shreveport. On I-20, take the Traffic Street exit and follow Traffic Street to Boardwalk Boulevard.
There are many reasons to visit the Shreveport-Bossier City area – business conventions and meetings, sporting events, reunions, trade shows … the list goes on and on. With its picturesque location on the riverfront, variety of entertainment options, enticing mix of restaurants and, of course, brand-name value shopping, The Outlets at Louisiana Boardwalk attracts all kinds of visitors looking to shop, dine and unwind.
For group travel assistance and booking, contact Ashley Davis at 318-752-1455.
For Courtyard by Marriott, call 800-321-2211.