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Monroe Trips

Northeast Louisiana’s unique geographic location makes it easy for residents to experience all that nearby destination areas and popular tourist attractions have to offer. For those in Monroe, day trips offer a wide variety of destinations, from major metro areas to national parks.
 
Conveniently situated near the northernmost point of the state, residents enjoy close proximity to several cities all within a five hour drive of Monroe, including Memphis, Little Rock and Dallas. A few notable destinations include the AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas, French Quarter dining and shopping in New Orleans, and the Memphis Zoo. Sports fans benefit from living near several cities with professional and collegiate teams, while festival goers are able to enjoy access to some of Louisiana’s top festivals and events within a short drive from home.
 
Quieter trips near Monroe include overnight cabins in one of Louisiana’s many state parks or spa weekends in nearby Hot Springs. Parks around the state offer a variety of unique experiences, from the wild and scenic Sabine River near Lake Charles or the more than 20 miles of the winding Wild Azalea Trail in Kisatchie National Forest.