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Your Romantic Guide to Monroe, Louisiana

By Mer Norwood

Looking for a romantic escape? Monroe, Louisiana is a must-go destination, as it’s a delightful  surprise. Stroll along a boardwalk in the bayou at sunset, indulge in an sweetheart’s brunch, or meander down Antique Alley. Here’s your ultimate romantic guide to Monroe, Louisiana.

Sunsets will never be the same after visiting the Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge. The 5,300-acre refuge is a watering hole for gators, herons, fish, and more, and the backdrop for the most romantic sunsets in Louisiana. With the sunlight hitting the gigantic lilies and lily pads, the reflection of the colors of the skies and the bayou can be seen for miles. Head past the Visitor’s Center towards the parking lot for the Nature Trail Boardwalk to take a stroll with your sweetheart.

If you and your favorite person are fans of “Duck Dynasty”, you both will be delighted to find that Monroe, Louisiana is where the Robertsons family reside and where much of the show was filmed. Go visit the Duck Commander offices and gift store, less than five minutes away from your Best Western West Monroe Inn. On the tour, you can make your own duck call and tour fifteen different rooms. The gift shop has unique souvenirs, like autographed cutting boards, cookbooks, and tees.

For a sweetheart’s brunch, head over to Delta Biscuit Company for elevated Southern fare to share. Order like a local: start with the sweet Beignets before chowing on the towering Chicken & Waffles with a side of Duck Fat Hash Browns. The Bayou Benedicts are legendary, too. Don’t forget to order drinks, from the pretty Iced Strawberry Matcha Latte to the delicious Bloody Marys and Mimosas.

Photo Credit: Elevate 26 Boutique.

After brunch, hold hands when perusing Antique Alley – five blocks of over 50 stores, both antique and new. Located in Downtown West Monroe, explore antique malls, boutiques, and specialty shops. For example, Eleven 26 Boutique has trendy, seasonal pieces so that you can look your best for date night, while the Spice & Tea Exchange has spices from all around the world.

Located only a few minutes from the Duck Commander offices, Downtown West Monroe, and the airport, Best Western West Monroe Inn has the ideal location to explore Monroe, Louisiana. Serving complimentary breakfast to start your day, relax with a cup of coffee before exploring all Monroe, Louisiana has to offer.

From Southern hospitality to Cajun cuisine, to a spirit of year-long festivities, Louisiana is a place rich with history, arts & culture, and adventure. Start your Louisiana adventure today when you book your stay with Best Western® Hotels & Resorts Louisiana.

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