A small but important city in the state of Louisiana, Monroe is where two of the biggest businesses in America got their start. Coca-Cola started its first bottling plant, which now stands as a public museum and sculpture garden. Delta Airlines started as a crop dusting service back in 1926, a heritage that led to the founding of Chennault Aviation and Military Museum of Louisiana. Take your pick from the many Monroe hotels and start exploring this historic city.
Vacations in Monroe wouldn't be complete without visiting the Biedenharn Museum and Gardens, where the first Coca-Cola bottling plant stands. Buy a bottle of Coke for five cents, just like the old days! Continue your history lesson and head over to Chennault Aviation and Military Museum of Louisiana, where you can learn about the aviation school founded during World War II, the origins of Delta Airlines, and the story of General Claire Lee Chennault's Flying Tigers fighter squadron. Later in the afternoon, drive down to Bernstein Park Drive and visit the Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo, where you can enjoy a winding waterway, a jungle cruise, and over 400 animals from all parts of the globe.
Hotels in Monroe are most likely near bars and restaurants that offer the famous Louisiana cuisine. Enjoy gumbo, crabs, or the good old Southern home-style cooking in many of the locally owned restaurants along Louisville Avenue and the more scenic ones at South Riverfront Street where you get a view of the Ouachita River. Feast on fried catfish, steamed crabs, and po-boys (sub sandwich) for lunch or dinner. Don't forget to try the famous coconut cream pie for dessert. Are you hungry for the colorful sights, sounds, and flavors of Monroe? Travelocity guarantees the best ticket fares for flights to Monroe. Book your flight together with Travelocity's Monroe hotel deals and save up to $537.