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Baecation Mode Activated A Couple's Guide to Weekend Romance in Shreveport-Bossier

Baecation - [bay-kay-shuhn] - A modern word that marries the terms “bae” and “vacation” into one, and it is ultimately defined as a getaway with your lover, spouse, or devotee. Whether you want to splurge on your partner or discover ways to reactivate the honeymoon stage, Shreveport-Bossier is the luxurious baecation for you and your admirer. You can pamper your lover with a spa day, dine at top-tier restaurants, explore shopping districts, and more.

Due to evolving state regulations and federal guidelines, it is recommended that visitors confirm details with restaurants and attractions prior to traveling.

Day 1

Stay in Shreveport’s first-ever bed and breakfast, built circa 1870

Settle in at the historic Fairfield Place Bed and Breakfast, where cozy backyard meets charming relaxation. Guests can enjoy a fresh, warm breakfast each morning, as well as Wi-Fi, private baths, quiet patio, and more. The location is near downtown Shreveport, which is filled with restaurants, casinos, shopping and nightlife and the interstate, which offers a quick commute from Shreveport to Bossier City during your stay.

Start your getaway with a bang at The Mabry House

Your partner will appreciate the intricate details of your premier meal and a candlelit dining experience in a Victorian home at The Mabry House prepared by Executive Chef Steve Mylar. Their sophisticated menu changes seasonally, offering you and your partner the freshest, most savory supper to devour. Some popular menu items include crawfish cheesecake, gouda soups, pecan chicken and shrimp, homemade ice cream, daily specials and other tempting selections including an extensive wine program.

Tell your love story at Artipsy with vibrant colors and cocktails

Artipsy Wine and Arts Bar in downtown Shreveport gives couples a chance to express themselves through guided, hands-on painting demonstrations while sipping specialty cocktails, such as frozen margaritas by the bucket. Couples can join a group of participants or reserve the art venue privately for a late evening of artistic chemistry. Additionally, you could schedule another session at home by booking a virtual paint party for couples, families, groups and more.

Day 2

Enjoy breakfast at Fairfield Place Bed & Breakfast

You’ll love that breakfast is included in your stay each morning because you’re able to extend the relaxation without stepping foot off the property. Fairfield Place offers a full breakfast each morning of your stay with popular breakfast bites including warm muffins, fresh fruit, bacon, sausage, eggs, croissants and more.

Sink into relaxation at Remington Hotel Suite & Spa

This is where you add a bit of magic to your Shreveport-Bossier getaway. Visit the Crown Spa and Beauty Bar, located inside the Remington Hotel Suite & Spa in downtown Shreveport. This spa offers a variety of luxury treatments including skin care, professional glam services, full-service hair salon, massage therapy, and more spa necessities. Upon arrival, guests receive a snug robe and complimentary glass of champagne or wine.

Reserve a private dining experience with KRUE Events

You’ve never indulged in a dining experience like this exclusive one until you’ve made reservations with KRUE Events. This catering service elevates your meal by exceeding your expectations of mobile cooking and bartending services with private picnics, candlelit dinners, outdoor movies, and more. Locations vary from Shreveport’s riverfront and home rentals to lush gardens and lakeside parks.

Take a stroll through the American Rose Center

You can explore the nation’s largest park dedicated to roses in Shreveport at the American Rose Center. This 118-acre park features 20,000 rosebushes and a variety of natural aesthetics, sculptures, and fountains. The American Rose Center is a great place for walking, photography sessions, and more outdoor tranquility.

Dine like royalty at 2Johns Steak and Seafood

Named one of the "Top 100 Steakhouses in America" by OpenTable.com, 2Johns Steak and Seafood is a fine dining establishment in Bossier City featuring USDA Prime steaks, fresh seafood, a piano bar with nightly live entertainment, and patio dining. Locally, 2Johns is highly regarded for their craft cocktail program featuring pre-Prohibition era cocktails, as well as the restaurant's signature frozen granita martinis.

Casino-hop around the riverfront

Get the Vegas experience with Louisiana flair in Shreveport-Bossier. Choose from our five riverboat casinos and racino to receive Southern hospitality, great amenities, and pulse-pounding gaming excitement...or leave it up to chance. Explore both sides of the river at the following casinos:

Day 3

Wake up to another fabulous breakfast from Fairfield Bed & Breakfast

Being awakened with a warm, homecooked breakfast spread will never get old. We promise.

Jumpstart your day by exploring our shopping districts
  1. Line Avenue - Delve into uptown Shreveport with a five-mile stretch of boutique and antique shopping along Line Avenue. This treasure trove of unique gifts offers one the most authentic shops including The Enchanted Garden, Krush Boutique, The Spotted Zebra, and more.
  2. Shoppes at Bellemead - Shoppes at Bellemead offers an unparalleled shopping experience with more than 20 shops and eateries including local women's boutiques, jewelry and accessory stores, restaurants, an AVEDA Spa/Salon, as well as many popular national men's and women's clothing retailers.
  3. Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets - Explore outlet stores, restaurants, and entertainment venues at Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets. This dynamic outdoor shopping destination gives shoppers the opportunity to save up to 65 percent off regular retail prices every day. The Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets is also home to home to the popular Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, local chocolatier The Chocolate Crocodile, carousel and Margaritaville Resort Casino.
Enjoy lunch at Margaritaville Resort Casino while taking in the riverfront views

Riverview Restaurant & Brewhouse is named for the floor to ceiling views of the Red River. This restaurant is tucked inside of Margaritaville Resort Casino and has a warm and sophisticated urban aesthetic with a modern-day speakeasy feel. The expansive main bar is 22-feet high to accommodate the vast array of beverage options. Guests can access the second-level, adults-only game room featuring billiards, shuffleboard, Golden Tee, darts, and more, just steps away from Margaritaville’s popular tropical pool and bar, The Busted Coconut.

Sweeten your Shreveport-Bossier experience at Whisk Dessert Bar

Whisk Dessert Bar is a chef-driven dessert bar featuring inspired classics and modern twists on classic techniques from Chef Blake Jackson. A dining room is available, as well as patio seating. The menu includes gourmet sweets such as cookies, pastries, chocolate creations, and more. Locally roasted coffee is also served.

Arrange a couples photoshoot to savor your sweet memories in Shreveport-Bossier

If you want to take the memories of your Shreveport-Bossier baecation with you, we highly recommend booking a photography session with our local, multifaceted photographers. Based on this three-day, baecation itinerary, a few of the heavily advised photo-worthy experiences and locations are:

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