Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets give shopping groups brand-name products for bargain prices with names like Express and Under Armour

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. Thanks to the Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets, Shreveport-Bossier has become a mecca for brand-name value shoppers.

Relax outside between shopping. Photo courtesy of Louisiana Boardwalk

What’s At the Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets?

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 Feature Fountain. Nearby attractions include the impressive 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 Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets is where amazing savings are accessorized with fun.

Parade through the Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets. Photo courtesy of Louisiana Boardwalk

Shop, Stay and Save- All in One Location

Savings opportunities

Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets 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 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 Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets Information Center.)

The Chocolate Crocodile. Photo courtesy of Shreveport/Bossier Conv. & Tourist Bureau

Shops on the Boardwalk

When The Outlets opened, it boasted the only Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World in the state. Now, with some 40 stores, restaurants and entertainment options, Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets offer a fashion and family-fun destination for all. Save up to 65% off on designer brands like Kay Jewelers, Cold Stone Creamery, Royal Cinemas (which includes an IMAX screen among its 14 theaters), Build-a-Bear Workshop, Island Fun, Bath and Body Works, The Chocolate Crocodile and Carter’s. And the complex is still home to the only Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World within a three-and-a-half-hour radius.

Nearby lodging options

Should all this shopping and dining get your group tired, as it usually does, the Courtyard by Marriott is ready to welcome boardwalk guests for a good night’s rest. Conveniently, it shares the same general site as The Outlets. With more than 125 rooms available, fitting in even the largest group of tourists is not an issue.

Courtyard by Marriott at The Outlets at Louisiana Boardwalk

Courtyard by Marriott at The Outlets

Group Travel Perks

Tax Free Logo for International Visistors

Groups of international travelers will find a ready welcome throughout the Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets as selected retailers offer special coupons and discounts to travel groups. Groups who register with The Outlets 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 Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets 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 Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets attracts all kinds of visitors looking to shop, dine and unwind.

For more information on the Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets’ restaurants and attractions, visit louisianaboardwalk.com or visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/louisianaboardwalk.

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