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Cajun Coast

Cajun Coast

in Community

Combine Cajun and the Gulf in St, Mary's Parish, beginning only 90 minutes from New Orleans in Morgan City and the southern tip of of Atchafalaya Swamp. The birding and wildlife are some of the best in the world. Trails include those for paddling, of course. Catch festivals like the Bayou Teche Black Bear & Birding Festival. Authentic Cajun cuisine, history, and culture abound throughout this coast.

Jimmy J's Cafe

Jimmy J's Cafe

in Cafe, Grill

This cozy little cafe serves up some of the best breakfast and lunch in town. Chef Chris Lynch formally of Emeril's is cooking up some real down home comfort foods like po-boys at great prices. Located across from the Canal St. Marriott on Chartres St., this Nawlin's Cafe is a locally favorite haunt that is perfect for the casual tourist or conventioneer. Come on in and enjoy great food.

Destrehan Plantation

Destrehan Plantation

in Cultural, Educational, Historic

The oldest plantation home in the lower Mississippi Valley, established in 1787, Destrehan Plantation is now on the National Register of Historic Places. Less than 30 minutes from New Orleans, the excellent guides and grounds provide perhaps the best overview of historic plantation life in Louisiana. Destrehan also features demonstrations, historic programs and a first-rate gift shop.

The Swamp

The Swamp

in Nightlife

The informal, let-your-hair-down atmosphere makes this joint especially good for groups. Bachelor and bachelorette parties certainly will find the Swamp a perfect spot to stop for dancing, the most affordable beers on Bourbon and the place to really get your raucous on. Everyone can enjoy. The spacious back patio provides a perfect oasis before diving back into the party. Don't forget to ride 'The Thang.'

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