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 CenterBoom or Bust BywayThe Seventh Tap Brewing ProjectLouisiana 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.