Our Weekend in Bossier City LA
In early August, my husband and I found ourselves without kids for two whole weeks, so we wanted to make the most of it and plan some “adult time”. So two other couple friends and us decided to make the trip to Bossier City LA and do a little gambling, do a little drinking and just plain have a good time.
My hubby and I set out early Saturday morning for the 5 hour drive from our house to Bossier City. Here is a picture along the way, taken in East Texas. It was beautiful and green and reminded me of Canada, my homeland.
We heard from a friend that while there, we definitely had to check out the Louisiana Boardwalk. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, as this was our first time there and in my head I started thinking about Santa Monica Pier and all it’s wonders. I did not realize until we arrived that it was simply an outdoor shopping venue with plenty of outlet stores. That was okay though, because I love to shop and hubby needed a new pair of Nikes. 🙂
Set along the Red River, there were plenty of shops, entertainment and dining. We enjoyed the live band that was playing some southern blues and had a meal at Hooters. Now don’t laugh, I don’t normally go for that restaurant, but it was so hot and humid there, we wanted to go in and chill, have a couple of drinks and eat. I must say, I was very impressed with both the service and the food, and I would definitely go there again.
Live Band playing on The Louisiana Boardwalk
(Please excuse the not so great sound, I recorded it with my phone.)
The Margaritaville Casino Bossier City is located right on the boardwalk. We popped in there for a short bit and threw down $40. But we did like the atmosphere in the casino. It reminded me of Vegas.
After our afternoon together hubby and I met up with our friends at our hotel. We stayed at The LaQuinta Inns & Suites right in Bossier City. Our friend Kim booked the place with her military discount and it was indeed a very good value. It was a great place to stay for what we wanted… a place to rest our heads after a night of fun in the city.
After getting checked in and dropping our bags we all decided to head out for a night of gambling. First stop, Boomtown Casino & Hotel.
We stayed here a while and dropped some cash. With three floors of gambling fun, we ended up all spreading out and doing our own thing. I found the atmosphere to be quite smoky and after about an hour or so, hubby and I were itching to get back to Margaritaville. Our friends were having fun here, so we decided to catch a cab over there and they met up with us later.
We mostly stuck to the slots, but I did play roulette for a while but my luck wasn’t with me that night. Both hubby and I are avid poker players, and I was sure he would play some hold’em, but after watching me at the roulette table, he found the video roulette and that kept him happy for the rest of the night.
I must mention that all of the casinos in Bossier City serve free alcohol while you are playing. Our friends arrived and we had a great time. Margaritaville is a larger casino and all on one floor. Even though they allow smoking, it did not seem smoky in there. I guess it must be the high ceilings and a great ventilation system.
We played long into the wee hours of the morning here and then headed over to Diamond Jacks. It was a smaller casino again and quite smoky. By this time we were starving and decided to go for breakfast before heading back to the hotel. Yes, you heard me right – breakfast! It was about 6 am in the morning and we watched the sun coming up over eggs and coffee. We finally arrived back at our room for sleep around 6:30 am. This is something that we rarely do, but when you are having an “adults only” weekend, anything goes. 😉
We really enjoyed our time there and I am already wanting to go back. Perhaps on our anniversary weekend dear? Next time though, I would love to stay right at the Margaritaville Hotel. If so, I will definitely review. I would also like to check out the Horse Shoe Bossier City.
If you have ever been to Bossier City LA, I would love to hear your experiences as well. Thanks for reading.