The NEW Shreveport-Bossier Travel Magazine is Inspiring Everyone to Play Outside This Summer

The Shreveport-Bossier Travel Magazine: Play Outside Guide launched on Thursday, July 1. This is the third rendition of the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau’s quarterly digital publication with a heavy focus on leisure outdoor activities, events and experiences that are exclusively offered in Caddo and Bossier Parishes. This piece features fun stories that tell the open-air adventures of north Louisiana, such as local parks, pet-friendly dining, biking trails, upcoming festivals, frozen treats and more. Click here to view the Play Outside Guide.

This free e-magazine includes 20 pages of interactive articles that will take you into Shreveport-Bossier’s backyard and inner-city gems. Some of the area’s best kept summer secrets are unveiled in this outdoor guide such as Cypress Black Bayou Park and Recreation Area in Benton, as well as nine outdoor trails to follow when you need a breath of fresh air and more.

The stories shine a light on numerous outdoor escapes, experiences, and excursions, including Holly Hill Farm Equestrian Center, Boom or Bust Byway, The Seventh Tap Brewing Project, Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets, and more. Cypress Black Bayou is featured on the cover of the Play Outside Guide, which offers your choice of vacation, staycation, or near-cation in the heart of Sportsman’s Paradise. Families, friends, or solo travelers can take advantage of their cabin rental, campgrounds, boat launches, fishing piers, picnic tables, beach area, a zoo with roaming peacocks, and more.  

“This publication will inspire our community and visitors to un-pause life and press play in Shreveport-Bossier’s wide-open wonders, no matter your social comfort level. We hope that locals, returning visitors, and newcomers are energized by the Play Outside Guide, as it offers lots of summer bucket list-worthy activities to dive into. The goal is to give everyone a reason to soak up some sun and play outside as the world recovers one day at a time.”

-Stacy Brown, President of the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau

To read the Shreveport-Bossier Travel Magazine: Play Outside Guide, click here. To see a full list of things to explore, eat, and experience, visit, or visit to see an entertainment calendar of events held in Shreveport-Bossier.


  1. I always see people post or refer to the Chocolate Crocodile as being locally owned, but everyone forgets about Rocket Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shop. Not only is is locally and veteran owned, but it provides TONS of entertainment as well as soda and candy! If you have ever been in there, you know you can’t just go in for a quick trip, because it is a different adventure each time you go. You will see something this time, you didn’t see last time because there is so much cool, fun stuff! No one comes here just for a normal old coke, because even the cokes here aren’t what you find everywhere else! They are made of pure cane sugar instead of syrup. Then you have your weird, wacky, and just nasty sounding soda’s. My parents spend a long time telling me stories about the candy they recognize from their childhood that they grew up eating, and some things I do think are awesome too, like the Pop Rocks! But instead of decorating my walls with just plain paper posters of bands, I can get cool tin signs from Rocket Fizz of bands, and funny sayings too! Don’t forget the Pocky and Ramune my friends and I are always in here buying! They have the best international selection of candies of anyone I have ever seen, even Amazon! So when you talk about the Louisiana Boardwalk and you mention “the local owned Chocolate Crocodile,” don’t forget the locally and veteran owned Rocket Fizz, because the owners could have taken their cool store to another market, but they kept it local and provided their local community with their gem, so let’s not forget them!

    1. Hey Karen,

      Thanks for shining a light on Rocket Fizz Soda Pop at the Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets in Bossier City! We love everything about that shop, and your post made me realize that it’s been a while since I paid them a visit. There is so much passion in your comment, and the world should know more about it. If you know the owner or manager personally, please have them reach me via email at I’d love to set up an opportunity to showcase their sweets to the rest of our area.

      Thanks Again,

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