Bossier City has a sister city in Shreveport. Both cities are located on the Red River making up the metropolitan area. It is also a region called the Ark-LA-Tex. Bossier City is not as old as some of the Louisiana cities. It was founded in the 1830's, but back then it was known as Bennett's Bluff. Bossier City is home to several tourist attractions, and its proximity to Shreveport offers tourists more activities. One place tourists and residents spend time is at the Louisiana Boardwalk.
The LA Boardwalk is located at 540 Boardwalk Boulevard. This location puts it near the Red River. While individuals shop they can walk along the river and be entertained by what ships may be going by. The boardwalk is open from 10am to 9pm Monday- Thursday. Friday and Saturday it is open 10am to 10pm. Sunday hours are 11am to 7pm. Parking is located at the Louisiana Boardwalk in a parking garage. There is space enough for 2450 cars, and most larger cars are able to park in the garage. The clearance for the garage is 11 feet 2 inches.
At the Louisiana Boardwalk there are more than 50 shops available for shoppers. Stores like Adidas, Banana Republic, Chico's, Carter's Childrenswear, Casual Male XL, Dress Barn, DKNY Jeans, Guess, Gymboree, Haggar, and Lane Bryant Outlet are located at the Boardwalk. Anna's Linens, Bath and Body Works, BonWorth, Build a Bear, Destiny Day Spa, Earthbound Trading Co, Hands of Peace Massage Therapy, and KB Toys are other shops at the Boardwalk.
The shops include children's clothing, and women's and men's clothing. There are also specialty stores for candy, vitamins, leather, candles, and much more. There are 12 shoes and accessory shops located at the Boardwalk. The Shane and Co. is just one specialty shop.
Shopping is not the only thing located at the Louisiana Boardwalk. There are also several places to eat. Some of the shops for eating are dessert locations while others are sit down restaurants. For example Auntie Anne's Pretzels, Buffalo Wild Wings, Chocolate Crocodile, Copeland's Cheesecake Bistro, Fuddruckers, Grinz and Pinz, IHOP, Hooters, and Joe's Crab Shack are a few places at the Boardwalk. There are also Irish and Japanese restaurants for a different style cuisine.
For entertainment other than shopping the Louisiana Boardwalk has a few things. The Cumulus Broadcast Center continually plays music. There is the Island Fun Arcade, Funny Bone Comedy Club, Grinz and Pinz, Encore, and Eurobungy. Other entertainment options include Regal Theaters, Feature Fountain which has a water and light show at night, the Kid's Pop Jet Fountain, Louisiana Wildlife Carousel, Magnolia Bell Trolley and Uncle Buck's Alligator Bayou.
If visiting Bossier City the need for a hotel may exist. The Louisiana Boardwalk has the Courtyard Marriott. The Marriott presents a place for visitors to stay and be close to all the excitement the Louisiana Boardwalk has to offer. There are of course other hotels in the area such as the Horseshoe Casino and Hotel or the Diamond Jacks Casino and Resort.