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Find the Best Destination in New Orleans, LA
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.
Morgan City, Louisiana 70392
Nestled between New Orleans and Lafayette, Houma is the 'home of' wildlife adventures such as fishing and swamp tours. The Cajun dancehalls are alive with native Zydeco music. Shopping areas, night life, and museums abound. Houma takes swelling pride in its wildlife and the preservation and appreciation of wetlands and bird trails. Visit adorable restaurants and escape the bustle of the city.
Houma, Louisiana 70361
This parish borders Orleans. and so it offers the best mix of contemporary culture, Louisiana history and nature within comfortable traveling distance of the city. Home to some of our best Italian restaurants, Jefferson Parish also sports our AAA baseball team, a flourishing music and theater scene, and all that the swamp and bayou offer for recreation. Visit the website for the constant special events.
1221 Elmwood Park Boulevard
New Orleans, Louisiana 70123
St. Bernard Parish
Down here folks greet each other with 'Where y'at?' The working classes became known as Yats and St. Bernard is the capital this distinctive part of New Orleans culture. Also learn the fascinating history of the Los Islenos, immigrants from the Canary Islands who added a strong flavor to the gumbo that is New Orleans. 'Da Parish' is also home to wetlands, festivals, fine restaurants and the Battle of New Orleans.
409 Aycock Street
Arabi, Louisiana 70032
Bayou Lafourche Area
In Cajun country and under an hour from the city, great for birders and other wildlifers, as well as prime territory for swamp tours and airboat tours. The culture--which here means food, music and dance, dance, dancing--is found everywhere and can go all night. And take the time to get to know the folks--the friendliest anywhere. Make sure to look for historic festivals, such as the Cajun Carnival.
4484 LA. Hwy. 1
Raceland, Louisiana 70394
Ascension Parish Tourism Commission
Just over an hour's intriguing drive from the city, Ascension Parish offers one of the best areas to take in the full Louisiana life. Enjoy river road plantations, swamp tours, hunting and fishing, and even golfing on the Mississippi. The folks are friendly and the food is fantastic. Don't miss the River Road African-American Museum and where the pirate Jean Lafitte had his own outlet mall stocked with stolen goods.
6967 Highway 22
Sorrento, Louisiana 70778
St. Tammany Parish
Over the lake then into the woods takes lucky visitors to the more Cajun than Creole North Shore of Lake Pontchartrain. Here the rich history, deep culture and laid-back living is just as Louisiana as in New Orleans, but without the city beat and the headaches that can come with it. A great spot for swimming, hiking, boating and much more, including fine dining. In other words, St. Tammany Parish has it all!
68099 Hwy. 59
Mandeville, Louisiana 70471