A New Orleans weekend getaway is what you need if you’re tired of winter. From a bayou swamp tour to Bourbon Street and Mardi Gras, fun is a guarantee.
Check out these 10 top things to do when you take a weekend getaway to Lake Charles, Louisiana – Mardi Gras to nature trail to naval museum.
Visiting Evergreen Plantation, outside New Orleans, is a rare chance to see an almost intact Antebellum era complex with 37 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places.
Take a tour of the USS Kidd, a 1943 Fletcher class destroyer battleship, docked in Baton Rouge, LA. Go through the battleship to see torpedoes, gun decks, living quarters, etc.
The Cajun Grand Old Opry with its Cajun music and Zydeco music, in Eunice, Louisiana, is just one of many Cajun cultural experiences you’ll have here.
Of all the cultures in the North American melting pot, none are quite as fascinating as the Cajuns. Making their home in the bayou, or rural wetlands of Louisiana, the twang of the French Cajun accents and the “joie de vivre” (joy of living) of their lifestyle, can’t be missed.