By Marisa Alpert
Shreveport
Louisiana
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Shreveport is located in the northwest of Louisiana, right on the Red River. It is positioned in the area where Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana meet and is the economic business and tourism center of the region. Shreveport may have a down south, small town feel but with over 200,000 residents, it is the 109th largest city in the nation.

The largest commercial airport in the area is the Shreveport Regional Airport (SHV). It is designated as a small hub airport and direct flights are somewhat rare. The airport is serviced by only five airlines including American Airlines, Continental Airlines, and Delta. Let EscapeWizard.com help you book a comfortable and convenient flight today using our Flight Finder (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php). Shreveport also offers a number of luxury and casino hotels, budget hotels, as well as several bed and breakfasts. Use EscapeWizard.com’s hotel finder (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to book the perfect accommodations for you.

Shreveport Municipal Auditorium has been a staple in the city’s entertainment and musical scene since it opened its doors in 1929. The Auditorium’s most famous performer to date is Elvis Presley. He performed there 84 times between October, 1954 and December, 1956. Popular opinion says that it was at his final show in Shreveport that the famous phrase “Elvis has left the building” was coined. Today, a statue of The King stands outside the Municipal Auditorium, near their Stage of Stars Museum. The museum offers guided tours and boasts an impressive collection of rare and archival photos, performance clothing and instruments.

Most people think Hollywood or maybe New York when they think movies, but Shreveport offers something a little different than sound stages and premieres.  Production companies have discovered that the city is an excellent place for location filming for its picturesque landscape and amazing history. But there is also a charitable side to the industry; the Robinson Film Center is the home of the non-profit organization of the same name. The organization serves as an education center, offering classes in film and production as well as a resource center for production companies the world over. They also have two theaters designed by a six-time academy award winning theater designer with classic, foreign, and independent films playing every day of the year. Experienced professionals at the Center teach their students to write, film, market, and produce their own films while also emphasizing the importance of media in society. Visitors are always welcome.

If you prefer the theater of the stage to silver screen, EscapeWizard.com recommends visiting the Historic Strand Theater which has been in operation since 1925. The Strand, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is the official state theater of Louisiana and hosts a multitude of theatrical and musical productions each year, including many programs especially for children.

If you’re looking for something just for the adults, you can’t go wrong with the city’s many casinos. Casinos in Shreveport are like a step back in time to the gambling glory days. Today there are many luxury casino hotels featuring the friendly atmosphere of the south and the traditional Red River gambling excitement. But if you’re looking for an authentic Louisiana gambling experience look for the traditional paddlewheel riverboat casinos that still float on the Red River today. Many Casinos also offer indulgent spa packages and world class dining accommodations. EscapeWizard.com just reminds all travelers to gamble responsibly.

So whether you are looking forward to a spectacular casino and spa experience, a night on the town or a step back into history, Shreveport is the place for you and your family to have the vacation of a lifetime; and EscapeWizard.com is the website to help you find the best deals to get you there.
Hotels in Shreveport
By Rose Overbey
Holiday Inn
102 Lake Street, Shreveport, LA
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The downtown Shreveport Holiday Inn Hotel is a great place to stay no matter what brings you to Shreveport. Whether you’re traveling by car or plan, the location is incredibly convenient. It is located just off the highway, and if only a short car ride from the Regional airport. In fact the hotel even offers guests free shuttle service to and from the airport.

Travelers will find many attractions in the area. The Shreveport casinos are nearby. There is also shopping within minutes at Louisiana Boardwalk and Pierre Bossier Mall. The hotel also is near many businesses for travelers visiting on work, including LSU campuses, the convention center and Barksdale AFB.

The hotel offers guests many amenities to enjoy. Chadwick’s Restaurant is open daily and features a buffet and other great food to enjoy. On Fridays there are seafood buffets featuring crawfish and other classic Louisiana food.  It’s a great place to meet over delicious food. If guests want to grab a drink, they’ll be pleased to find Jennifer’s lounge, a fun bar that turns into a comedy club on weekend. It also has a pool table and video poker to enjoy.

On site is also a business center, featuring a printer, fax, copying services and other equipment to meet your needs. There is also a Health/Fitness center at the hotels. It features some cardio equipment for guests to work up a sweat. There is also an outdoor pool area and a whirlpool. Near the outdoor pool are grills to barbeque.

The hotel rooms are comfortable and well appointed. Guests will be pleased to find a free newspaper outside their door each morning. A coffeemaker, hair dryer and iron are all included in the room.  Turn down service is available. EscapeWizard.com highly recommends booking your hotel room at the downtown Shreveport Holiday Inn Hotel. You’re sure to enjoy your visit. You can do so by following this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Shreveport
By Adam J. Mohney
Country Inn & Suites
5020 Hollywood Avenue, Shreveport, LA
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EscapeWizard.com invites you to experience the unique city of Shreveport, Louisiana in a comfortable, homely setting by booking Country Inn & Suites, (formally the Candlewood Suites Shreveport). Located near all of Shreveport's top attractions, including the American Rose Center, Red River District, Strand Theater and several popular golf courses, Country Inn & Suites Shreveport also provides comfortable suites and ample amenities.

Each room booked at Country Inn & Suites Shreveport includes everything you will need throughout your vacation. Guests will enjoy a full kitchen, including a full-size refrigerator with an ice maker, a stove, toaster, microwave, plates, glassware, pots and pans and even a dishwasher. These amenities make cooking and eating at Country Inn & Suites as easy as it is at home.

Guests will also appreciate the connectivity and entertainment in each suite at Country Inn & Suites Shreveport. A television with a DVD player allows guests to bring movies from home or rent movies locally. Complimentary wireless internet access provides an easy connection for all tech devices, while the in-room telephone provides an easy call home. Guests can work at the available desk and listen to music on the provided stereo, as well.

Country Inn & Suites also offers several accommodating facilities and services to all guests. The fitness center is a great place to exercise, while the airline and rental car desks provide access to the local area. Working travelers can stay connected at the business center, while everyone can relax by the swimming pool or enjoy a delicious meal from the available barbeque grills.

Guests of Country Inn & Suites will be able to easily stock their refrigerator and cupboards by shopping at The Country Inn & Suites Cupboard. An on-site convenience store, The Country Inn & Suites Cupboard provides breakfast and frozen entrees to patrons. In addition, Country Inn & Suites is conveniently located near a variety of local restaurants.

Shreveport offers a unique, cultural small-city vacation to EscapeWizard.com travelers. Book your stay at Country Inn & Suites on EscapeWizard.com and make yourself at home. Click the following link to get started (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Shreveport
By Adam J. Mohney
Holiday Inn Express
8751 Park Plaza, Shreveport, LA
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Enjoy an affordable and accessible stay in Shreveport, Louisiana by booking Holiday Inn Express Shreveport South-Park Plaza on EscapeWizard.com. Located in suburban Shreveport and ten miles from downtown, Holiday Inn Express Shreveport provides easy car travel to all of Shreveport's most popular attractions, including, the American Rose Center, Bussier City Boardwalk, Strand Theater, popular shopping destinations and local casinos.

All rooms booked at Holiday Inn Express Shreveport on EscapeWizard.com include pampering amenities and connectivity. Each room includes individual climate control, a microwave for in-room meals, morning coffee and and a mini-fridge for storing drinks and snacks. Guests of Holiday Inn Express Shreveport will also enjoy a free newspaper, a television, a telephone with voicemail and free wireless internet access.

Guests of Holiday Inn Express Shreveport can also take advantage of the accommodating facilities and services the hotel has to offer. Guests can swim in or relax near the outdoor swimming pool or cook dinner on the available barbeque pits. The business center provides access to the office for working travelers, while the fitness center allows guests to keep up with their exercise routines.

Holiday Inn Express Shreveport South-Park Plaza also provides a delicious complimentary continental breakfast each morning. Guests can choose from a variety of morning dishes, such as eggs, cold cereal, coffee, orange juice and more, to get their day started. Holiday Inn Express Shreveport is also located near several popular dining destinations, which can be easily accessed from the hotel.

An affordable and quiet vacation in Shreveport, Louisiana is only a few clicks away. Book your stay at Holiday Inn Express Shreveport South-Park Plaza on EscapeWizard.com now. Click the following link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to get started.
Hotels in Shreveport
By Summer Brons
Hilton Garden Inn Shreveport
5971 Financial Plaza, Shreveport, LA
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With a prime location in Shreveport's Financial Plaza district right off of I-20 and just minutes from the Shreveport Regional Airport (SHV), the Hilton Garden Inn makes an excellent choice for both the business and leisure traveler.

By staying at the Hilton Garden Inn, you'll enjoy excellent proximity to the best offerings of Shreveport, including: the Louisiana State Fair Grounds, Water Town USA, the Shreveport Convention Center, Stage of the Stars Music Museum, the Louisiana Boardwalk, and all of the great shopping, dining and entertainment options around the city.

On-site at the Hilton Garden Inn Shreveport, you'll find an array of amenities designed to make your stay as comfortable and convenient as possible. Take advantage of complimentary high-speed wireless internet access, a 24-hour business center, fitness center, pool, gift shop and the 24-hour Pavilion Pantry convenience mart for last-minute or forgotten items.

For your dining needs, head to the Great American Grille right on location at the Hilton Garden Inn. You'll find breakfast, lunch and dinner selections as well as adult beverages in the Pavilion Lounge. Room service is also available if you prefer a meal in the privacy of your guest room.

When it's time to wind down for the evening after an exciting day exploring Shreveport, you'll surely welcome the comforts of your well-appointed Hilton Garden Inn guest room. Each room is equipped with a Garden Sleep System bed, 32" flat-screen television, MP3-ready clock radio, work desk with ergonomic chair, coffee maker, mini refrigerator, microwave, iron and board, hairdryer and bath amenities. Upgraded suites are also available and as always, members of the Hilton HHonors rewards program will receive credit for their stay in Shreveport.

When your travel plans find you in this popular city, look no further for your accommodations than the Hilton Garden Inn Shreveport. Book your stay using EscapeWizard.com by clicking (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Shreveport
By Kristen A. Grose
Homewood Suites by Hilton Shreveport
5485 Financial Plaza, Shreveport, LA
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If you are traveling to Shreveport, let Homewood Suites by Hilton wow you with its superior comforts and conveniences.  The city itself is located in Northwestern Louisiana, and is the cultural and commercial hub of Ark-La-Tex.  There are many reasons to visit the Arkansas/Louisiana/ Texas crossroads, and whatever yours may be, let Homewood Suites wrap you in luxury. 

The hotel is conveniently located 10 minutes from Shreveport Regional Airport and offers complimentary parking onsite.  From the genuine hospitality to the premier onsite amenities, EscapeWizard.com thinks Homewood Suites will impress you from the moment you arrive at 3 p.m., or after, for Check-In. 

You can choose from a Studio, 1 or 2 bedroom accommodation options, but all consist of separate living and sleeping areas.  There are also Accessible Rooms, which are specifically designed to cater for guests in wheelchairs and those who are hearing impaired.  All suites have ample space for families, couples who like to entertain, or for the extended-stay business or leisure traveler.  Each suite features a kitchen, complete with a full-size refrigerator, stovetop, microwave, coffeemaker, and dishwasher.  Additionally, the hotel offers a grocery service and a 24 hour convenience store onsite; making healthy, fresh, home-cooking possible, even from the road!  All the amenities that you would expect of a luxury property are also included, such as: premium bedding, granite countertops and vanities, 2 remote control TV's, high speed internet, and more! 

Unique to Homewood Suite properties, is the complimentary Suite Start hot breakfast buffet.  Furthermore, all guests are invited to the Welcome Home Reception, for drinks and a light meal, Monday through Thursdays.  With all the special features that Homewood Suites offers, it’s hard to find the time to take advantage of them all.  But with a late check-out time of 12 p.m., you might be able to squeeze in a morning trip to the fitness center or a brisk swim in the onsite pool. 

Let EscapeWizard.com assist you with your travel booking by clicking here (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).  Happy Travels!