Retirement can be fun if you retire in the right place. From the glittering excitement of the casinos to the wonderful array of festivals, the mouth-watering local cuisine, fantastic shopping and numerous outdoor activities, museums and attractions – Shreveport-Bossier, La. has all of the necessary ingredients for a memorable experience.
The question really is how much time to do you have to devote to fun, because the activities are endless. Shreveport-Bossier’s moniker is Sportsman’s Paradise. The cities offer more than a dozen premier golf courses. One of those, Olde Oaks Golf Course, designed by former pro golfer Hal Sutton, is one of 12 courses on the Audubon Golf Trail. Residents love the water sports, skydiving, bike/walk trails, birding, zip-lining, canoeing, river cruise, and other recreational opportunities.
Have a penchant for shopping? Well, depending what you are looking for Line Avenue and Kings Highway are an antique shopper’s paradise. Here you’ll find those hard-to-find treasures tucked away in some charming stores. Drive a little further and enjoy the boutique shops and retail stores all along Youree Drive in Shreveport.
For family outings, you may enjoy the Outlets at Louisiana Boardwalk on the banks of the Red River in Bossier City. Here you can shop, eat and catch a movie. It offers the perfect place – Bass Pro Shops – for outdoor lovers to shop for all of their hunting, fishing, camping and other outdoor needs.
The cultural scene is diverse, too. Make time to visit Sci-port: Louisiana’s Science Center and IMAX Theater, R.W. Norton Art Gallery, Multicultural Center of the South, Robinson Film Center and more. Year round, locals and visitors can’t get enough of the festivals such as Mudbug Madness Festival, Let the Good Times Roll Festival, and Red River Revel Arts Festival to name a few. Click here for a full listing of things to see and do.