Sharing the Piney Woods with East Texas, Louisiana’s Shreveport-Bossier City is thriving with memorable activities, nightlife, and fusion cuisine for planners to incorporate into events. The metroplex is made up of two cities well known for gaming and entertainment that sit across from each other along the Red River. Meetings and events in the area can be held at the Shreveport Convention Center and adjacent Hilton Hotel Shreveport. Both are undergoing renovations and updates this year. The convention center has 350,000 square feet of meeting space, and the hotel houses 313 rooms for attendees.
To take advantage of gaming and nightlife, book rooms and meeting space at one of the local casinos. Margaritaville Resort Casino has 395 guest rooms and suites with views of the Red River and downtown. Attendees can dine at one of seven restaurants and enjoy the beach-inspired surroundings. Horseshoe Casino Bossier City boasts seven restaurants, 68 game tables, and 1,500 slot machines in the all-suite resort complex. Six meeting rooms can accommodate most events, including a theater-style space that holds 1,400 people.
Restaurants in the area are known for their Cajun, Creole, and Southern seafood. Attendees can unwind post-meeting with a river tour by boat or a hike in the Red River National Wildlife Refuge, which is home to numerous bird species, including bald eagles.