Margaritaville Resort Casino777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City 4.0 out of 5.0
Situated on the boardwalk, this spa resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Texas Street Bridge and Louisiana Boardwalk. Red River District and Bossier Arts Council ...
Wingate by Wyndham Bossier City, LA1121 Barksdale Blvd, Bossier City 2.5 out of 5.0
Situated in Bossier City, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bossier Arts Council and Louisiana Boardwalk. Heart of Bossier Shopping Center and Bossier Crossroads ...
Courtyard by Marriott Shreveport-Bossier/Louisiana Boardwalk100 Boardwalk Blvd, Bossier City 3.0 out of 5.0
Situated in Bossier City, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bossier Arts Council and Louisiana Boardwalk. Texas Street Bridge and Red River District are also ...
Hilton Garden Inn Bossier City, LA2015 Old Minden Road, Bossier city 3.0 out of 5.0
Situated in the suburbs, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Bossier Crossroads Shopping Center and 2 mi (3.3 km) from Louisiana Boardwalk. Heart of Bossier Shopping ...
Horseshoe Bossier Casino & Hotel711 Horseshoe Blvd, Bossier City 4.0 out of 5.0
Situated on a river, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Bossier Arts Council and Louisiana Boardwalk. Texas Street Bridge and Red River District are ...
Explore Shreveport’s sister, Bossier City
Although it's often overshadowed by Shreveport, its sister city across the river, Bossier City has an eclectic array of attractions, including numerous riverboat casinos and a state-of-the-art boardwalk, for those lucky enough to visit. With a population of more than 60,000 and a prime location on the banks of the Red River, Bossier City serves as the beating heart of the vibrant Ark-La-Tex region housing the Gallery Fine Art Center, compelling annual events like the CORK wine-tasting festival and, of course, fishing and sports along the water.
Things to see
Four riverboat casinos are situated on the Red River in Bossier City, so visitors can take their pick from numerous gaming centers, while Shreveport houses several more. For something a little different, there's also Harrah's Louisiana Downs, which offers horseracing and slot machines for those feeling lucky.
At more than 500,000-square-feet, this state-of-the-art entertainment complex is the place to be in Bossier City. It stretches along the picturesque Red River and includes a mix of shops, restaurants, bars and entertainment hot spots. Pick up a light snack at Auntie Anne's Hand-rolled soft pretzels, or try fresh fish like lobster and shrimp over at Joe's Crab Shack.
Gallery Fine Art Center
If you're searching for cultural enrichment while visiting Bossier City, be sure to stop by this exceptional art museum. It offers a compelling array of original, contemporary works from local painters and craftsmen, as well as artists from around the country.
Yearly events of note
This annual wine-tasting festival is held over in Shreveport in late March and early April. It includes tastings of more than 80 wines from around the world, and local restaurants set up booths to give attendees an impressive array of dining options. Live music and other forms of entertainment provide additional attractions at the event.
Traveling to Bossier City
If you're flying to Bossier City, you'll most likely arrive at Shreveport Regional Airport (SHV) on a regional jet. The airport mainly handles arrivals and departures to and from cities like Atlanta, Houston and Denver. Seasonal flights to Las Vegas and Orlando are also available.
When traveling by car, visitors to Bossier City arrive via one of a few major interstate freeways that cross through the center. From the east and west, there is Interstate 20, which stretches from Atlanta to Dallas. From the north and south, Interstate 49 traverses the ground between Kansas City and Lafayette, Louisiana.
Bus travelers can use the Greyhound bus station across the river in Shreveport, which is also where the nearest Amtrak station is located.
Bossier City has a humid subtropical climate, which is a technical way of saying that it's generally very hot and wet. The city receives more than 50 inches of precipitation per year, with the majority falling in the spring and summer when thunderstorms are common. Temperatures in the hottest months frequently exceed 90 degrees Fahrenheit more than 90 days per year. Winters, on the other hand, are generally mild with about 35 days of freezing or below-freezing temperatures.
Best time to stay
If mild, pleasant weather is your chief concern, the best time to visit Bossier City is probably during the early spring and late fall. The region doesn't have a peak travel season, per se, so Bossier City hotel rates don't vary too significantly throughout the year
Hotel price ranges
Bossier City is generally an affordable place to stay. An array of accommodations range from simple motels, with rates hovering around $45 per night, to elaborate casino resorts like the Horseshoe, with average rates of around $150 per night. Regardless of your budget, you shouldn't have any trouble finding Bossier City hotels that suit your needs.
* Prices reflect the lowest "base rate" found over the next 30 days. Rates are subject to change and may not include taxes and fees, hotel service charges, extra person charges, or incidentals, such as room service. All rates are displayed in USD unless otherwise noted. Converted rates are provided for your convenience. They are based on today's exchange rate, but the hotel will charge you in the local currency.